Notepad++ 7.6.3

Free source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment.

4.5 MB
4.7 51 votes

Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.

This project is mature. However, there may be still some bugs and missing features that are being worked on. If you have any questions or suggestions about this project, please post them in the forums. Also, if you wish to make a feature request, you can post it there as well. But there's no guarantee that I'll implement your request.

You're encouraged to translate Notepad++ into your native tongue if there's not already a translation present in the Binary Translations page. And if you want, help translating Notepad++ official site into your native tongue would be greatly appreciated.


  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting
  • Auto-completion
  • Multi-Document
  • Multi-View
  • Regular Expression Search/Replace supported
  • Full Drag ‘N' Drop supported
  • Dynamic position of Views
  • File Status Auto-detection
  • Zoom in and zoom out
  • Multi-Language environment supported
  • Bookmark
  • Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
  • Macro recording and playback

What's New:

By the request of community, a built-in Plugins Admin is available in Notepad++ v.7.6.3. Plugins Admin shows the list of available plugins, allows users to install new plugins and to update/remove installed plugins.

  • Add Markdown language (Markdown++), in UDL, included only in installer.
  • Move plugins home from %ProgramData% to %ProgramFiles% for the sake of security.
  • List plugins in alphabetical order in Plugins Admin dialog.
  • Fix loading unexpected dll as plugin issue. (EU-FOSSA)
  • Fix stack overflow issue while affecting "ext" field on stylers.xml. (EU-FOSSA)
  • Fix stack overflow in XML Parsing. (EU-FOSSA)
  • Fix a remote code execution vulnerability via "Open containing folder" command. (EU-FOSSA)
  • Fix EXE Hijacking of gup.exe launched by Notepad++. (EU-FOSSA)
  • Fix crash issue due to heap overflow in clipboard history panel. (EU-FOSSA)
  • Remove run external exe entries for avoiding to execute eventual hijacked binaries. (EU-FOSSA)

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