Connecting to your server with Notepad++
One way to edit files on your server is to use Notepad++. Notepad++ has a great FTP capability that allows you to edit your files directly on the server. The following will explain the steps on how to edit your files using Notepad++.
Note! Notepad++ is only available on Windows.
FTP configuration with Notepad++
- Open NotePad++.
- Go to Plugins > NppFTP > Show NppFTP Window in the menu at the top of your Notepad++.
- In the NppFTP Window, click the gear and select Profile Settings.
- Click Add new.
- On the "Adding profile" pop up, name the FTP Profile Connection.
- Enter your FTP credentials in the Connection tab. For more information on your FTP connection credentials, please see our Getting Started Guide: FTP.
When you are done adding the FTP information click close.
- Click the (Dis)Connect icon in the NppFTP window. See image to the right.
Select your new Profile.
Congratulations, you learned how to connect to your server using Notepad++. For more information on FTP, please see our Getting Started Guide: FTP.
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2014-02-11 1:49 am
I can't open my server with notepad++. I don't know why. I used this method to open my server.
2014-02-11 2:39 am
It give message,
[NppFTP] Everything initialized
-> TYPE I
Unable to connect
2014-02-11 9:05 am
It appears that you may have the incorrect server information or username/password defined. I recommend taking a look back through your settings to ensure that the correct domain is defined within your server, and your cPanel username and password are defined correctly as well.
2014-05-17 8:41 am
THANK YOU =-)
Saving me so many clicks now much appreciated.
2014-07-10 6:54 am
Excellent help. Very clear.Going to save me lts of time & effort.
2014-08-27 3:04 pm
I cannot open many files in Notepad++ using this method, it is treating files as directory and when I click/double on file, it does nothing and shows below error in NppFTP
Failure retrieving contents of directory
Any Help please ??
2014-08-27 4:02 pm
Thanks for the question. NotePadd++ FTP option is there to make it easy to directly transfer text that you're editing into a FTP account. The FTP option is not a full-featured option, so things you may take for granted (such as double-clicking on a file) may not be something available in NPP++FTP option. This is not something that is a result of of server settings - this is typically set on the client computer.
A good FTP program to use is FileZilla. You may want to use this program in place of the other if you want easier file handling.
Since we do not develop the software, so if you are interested in getting more support, then you may need to look at NotePad++'s support. If you have any further questions, please let us know.
2014-08-27 4:56 pm
Hi Arnel C,
Thanks for your reply. My issue is not "double click" but issue is that NppFTP is treating some files as directory and so not able to open. I am able to open many other files but issue is specific to some files which are shown as a directory in tree in NppFTP.
I guess issue is related to permissions on such files, I have read only permissions on these files which are not able to open in NppFTP. I can open same file in Linux and if I copy same file to different location or with different name in same location then I get full access on file and able to open in NppFTP.
2014-08-27 5:34 pm
It appears to be an issue directly between Notepad++ and Windows file system permissions. I recommend opening a bug report with Notepad++ for further resolution.