Help with NppFTP
I am a complete novice at this. I am bridging the gap between a retired webmaster and a new one (when we find that person). I downloaded Notepad++ and extracted NppFTP into the plug in folder. It is not showing up in the drop down menu. What do I need to do to install it correctly? When I try to reinstall, the files are already there… Thanks!
The steps you described should be sufficient, so something else must be going on.
First, the “is your computer plugged in” equivalent in this case: did you close and re-run notepad++ after installing the plugin’s DLL? Notepad++ loads plugins only when it is first started.
For further debug:
Could you give us the output of the Debug Info Window? Hit the ? menu (to the right of the Window menu), choose Debug Info…, click Copy debug info into clipboard, and paste it into your response (or better, paste it into a new Notepad++ tab, select all, hit TAB to indent the whole thing, then copy the indented version, and paste it in your response: that way, markdown will format it as fixed-pitch in the forum).
Also, please give us the directory listing of your notepad++ install directory and notepad++\plugins directory (again, indented for legibility in the forum)
Finally, a screenshot of your Plugins menu pulldown, so we can see which plugins seem to be actually active, compared to the debug info and directory listings above. HINT: I’ve found, for taking the screenshot of a Notepad++ Menu when pulled down, it’s easiest to click-and-hold ALT, then hit “P” to open the Plugins menu – while still holding ALT after letting go of the P – then hit PrintScreen key, and finally releasing ALT key after you’ve done all that. Once that’s done, run mspaint (WindowsKey+R
mspaint), paste the image (Ctrl+V), save as .png, upload to a service like imgur.com, copy the image URL (ends in .png – the “direct link”), and embed that image in your post using the syntax
See also https://ashkulz.github.io/NppFTP/. As Peter wrote additional infos about the used versions would be helpful.