Install Notepad++ Compare plugin

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  1. Start your Notepad++ as administrator mode.Notepad++ Admin Mode
  2. Press F1 to find out if your Notepad++ is 64bit or 32bit (86x), hence you need to download the correct plugin version. Download Compare-plugin v.2, from: Version
  3. Unzip Compare-plugin in temporary folder.
  4. Import plugin from the temporary folder.Notepad++ Import PluginsNotepad++ Import Plugins
  5. The plugin should appear under Plugins menuNotepad++ Compre MenuNotepad++ Compre Ui

It is also possible to drag and drop the plugin .dll file directly in plugin folder:
64bit: %programfiles%\Notepad++\plugins
32bit: %programfiles(x86)%\Notepad++\plugins


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12 thoughts on “Install Notepad++ Compare plugin”

  1. Thx, notepad++ community version does not have Manager plugin longer, this make this guideline helpful. Hence it matters if it is versin 64bit or 32bit. 😉

  2. Access is denied.

    ComparePlugin.dll is not compatible with the current version of Notepad++.

    Do you want to remove this plugin from the plugins directory to prevent this message from the next launch?
    (Using Notepad v7.5.9 (32-bit) and installing

    Any thoughts?

    1. What I have right now is version v7.5.9 (64bit) Build time: Oct 14 2018 – 15:19:55 and it works fine. which operating system you have? I am aware you write 32bit version, but having OS version I might be able to reproduce it.

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