Sometimes Notepad++ can't run through double click
When the first double click, Notepad++ can work. But the second, it can’t run.
first thing I would check is to see if there is another instance still running. (Task Manager)
In addition, does this mean that you can start npp only once adn then you have to relogon
to start it again?
Maybe give it a try and use procmon to see what happens.
It seems that npp can’t be stopped instantly, so there is another instance still running. And I relogon it just for a test.
Thanks for your reply.
recently there was a similar issue which was triggered by a plugin (explorer plugin as fas as I can remember).
Can you try start stopping npp without plugins and see if problems gone?
Easy way, just rename the plugin folder which is either in the installation directory, if you use local config option,
or the one under %APPDATA%\notepad++.
The problem still occurs after I rename the plugin folder. But using Always in multi-instance mode can avoid it.
this shouldn’t happen.
Would you mind open an issue at
with a reference to the already closed issue #2700.