Notepad++ crashes, what can I do?

In order to identify the problem launch Notepad++ with -noPlugins argument or relaunch Notepad++ after renaming plugins folder (which is located in Notepad++ installeddirectory.

If Notepad++ continues to crash, create a thread on the Notepad++ open discussion forum with the following information: 

  1. Your Notepad++ version.
  2. Your OS version and its localization information.
  3. Your hardware information.
  4. The detailed description about the context of crash and/or the complete instructions to reproduce the crash.

If Notepad++ stops crashing, please identify the culprit plugin (by removing plugins one by one), then report it to the Notepad++ plugins development forum.


Is Notepad++ free for commercial use? May I install it in all the posts of my company?

Notepad++ is licensed under the General Public License (GPL), which means, among other things, that there are no restrictions on its use.  You can use it for any purpose including commercial.

The only restrictions are on its distribution, and only apply in cases where you modify the source code (yes, you're even legally allowed to do that).  As long as you don't modify the source code, you're fine.  If you do, then if you distribute your new version of Notepad++ you have to also distribute the source code, and license it under the GPL.