How to Move Notepad ++ to Another Computer | Quick & Easy

By practical solutions, you will learn move Notepad ++ to new computer or notepad++ transfer to new computer, including the settings, plugins, save, and unsaved files. EaseUS Todo PCTrans enables you to move everything of Notepad ++ to another computer in one-click.

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Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Use EaseUS Todo PCTrans Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs; Step 2. Choose transfer direction - Old or New Computer...Full steps
Transfer Manually Install Notepad++ on another computer first, if not already. And make sure the Notepad++ is not open/running...Full steps

"I will soon be building a new computer. I want to move my Notepad ++ configuration, settings, and plugins to the new device. With all the changes to file locations in recent versions, I'm no longer sure how to do that. Could someone provide a complete guide on how to move Notepad ++ to another computer? Thanks!"

Notepad ++ or Notepad ++ Portable is a unique text-only editor of free software supporting multi-language writing. Its function is more powerful than the Notepad in Windows. In addition to being used to make general text description files, it is also very suitable as an editor for writing computer programs. Therefore, when users change their computers, they want to migrate this software to new devices.

However, Notepad ++ migration is not just about transferring software itself. Users want to migrate their settings, files, and plugins together. But the problem is that many users don't know how to do it. On this page, we will figure out how to move Notepad ++ to another computer effectively.

Notepad ++ Transfer to New Computer in 1 Click

Whenever you plan to upgrade to a new computer, data migration is the most critical but troublesome thing, just like transferring Notepad ++ is discussed in this article. To solve all the trouble and make it a pure pleasure to get a new computer, we highly recommend you try EaseUS Todo PCTrans

You can use this tool to transfer Notepad ++ from one computer to another via a network connection, including all the data, saved or unsaved, configurations, and plugins. Now, download this PC transfer software and follow the tutorials below to move Notepad ++ to another PC quickly.

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Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs

Download EaseUS Todo PCTrans and you will be in the PC to PC interface.

Step 2. Choose transfer direction - Old or New Computer

"This is New PC" - Transfer all data from remote old computer to current new computer.

"This is Old PC" - Transfer all data from current old device to a new computer.

choose transfer direction

Step 3. Connect two computers

1. Select your target PC to connect via its IP address or device name and click "Connect".

2. Enter the login password of your target PC and click "OK" to confirm.

If you didn't see the target PC in the listed devices, you can also click "Add PC" to manually connect the target PC by inputting its IP address or device name.

connect two PCs

Step 4. Select apps, programs, and software and transfer to the target computer

1. You can select and choose what you want to transfer from the current computer to the target PC.

2. After selecting desired applications and programs, click "Transfer" to start the transferring process.

select apps to transfer from PC to PC

In addition to Notepad ++ migration, it enables you to transfer Microsoft Office from one laptop to another with a license, move Chrome/Firefox/Opera bookmarks to a new computer directly, transfer antivirus to a new PC without reactivation, and more. Altogether, EaseUS Todo PCTrans has the following highlights. Learn more, and you'll find that it is worth having.

  • Transfer applications from one PC to another
  • Transfer apps between local drives, such as transfer programs from C drive to D drive
  • Transfer or back up data from one PC to another
  • Transfer Windows accounts from one PC to another
  • Support Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10/11 & Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019

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How to Move Notepad ++ to New Computer Manually

After you install Notepad++ on your computer, all the configurations will be saved in C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++.

If you need to export Notepad++ settings, you can copy %appdata%\notepad++ from the old computer to the new one.

If you want to move the exact version of Notepad++, with all the same plugins already installed, you could try to copy over %program files (x86)%\notepad++ directory to the new computer.

If you need to move unsaved open tabs or web pages to another PC, do it the following way.

  • Install Notepad++ on another computer first, if not already. And make sure the Notepad++ is not open/running on a new PC.
  • On the old PC, copy the backup folder located C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++ to the new computer in the same or different location. Also, copy the session.xml file.
  • Start Notepad++ and open all the unsaved files.

how to move Notepad ++ to a new computer

In general, the methods above allow you to successfully transfer all configurations of Notepad ++ to another PC, including the files if saved in the default path. To transfer Notepad ++ files stored in a customized location, you can make it by copy-and-paste. But it may fail because of uncertain causes, the Fix 1 won't let you down. And if you think this guide is helpful, don't forget to share it with others in need.



Transferring Notepad ++ is not a complicated operation for most users. You can do it in a manual way. But when it comes to license or huge software migration, you'd better get help from a professional PC transfer program, like EaseUS Todo PCTrans here. 

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Updated by Roxanne

Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created over 200 posts that help users solve multiple issues and failures on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, and Macs. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interests.

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Cedric Grantham is a senior editor and data recovery specialist of EaseUS. He mainly writes articles and how-to tips about data recovery on PC and Mac. He has handled 10,000+ data recovery cases and is good at data recovery of NTFS, FAT (FAT32 and ExFAT) file systems, and RAID structure reorganization.

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How to Move Notepad ++ to Another Computer | Quick & Easy

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