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Notepad++ Tutorial How to find and replace in files.

When you are searching for a certain string in multiple files the last thing you want to do is to open each file individually and change each string one by one in each file. Notepad++ allows you to search and replace in multiple files are once.

Step 1

First open Notepad++ and press ctrl + F to open the find screen, then click find in files.

Step 2

In the screen that appears enter the string you want to find, the what you want to replace it with. Leave the filters as the default and then in directory enter the path where you want to implement the find and replace. When ready click Replace in files


Step 3

Click ok to allow the replace to take place.

You should then see a message that indicates how many occurrences were replaced.

A full video can be seen below:

How to compare files in Notepad ++

Notepad ++ is an excellent open source text editor with heaps of functionality. This tutorial will show you how to install the compare plugin and then compare files in notepad ++.

Step 1

Step 2

  • The file that’s downloaded should be called
  • Right click on it and extract the files


  • When the folder extracts enter it, you should see a file called
    • ComparePlugin.dll
  • Copy this file

Step 4

  • Paste the file to:
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins – depending on how you installed notepad ++ you may need to paste it to C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins

Step 5

  • Start Notepad ++ (restart if you already have it open) and open the two files you want to compare.
  • Right click on one of the files and select move to Other view.


Step 6

Now click Plugins, Compare and Compare again.

You can now see the differences highlighted in Notepad ++

A full video tutorial can be found here: