Multiple Profiles

  • Jeff

    Jeff - 2007-11-01

    Spell-Checker does not seem to work in XP when multiple user profiles are enabled.

    Spell-Checker has not able to locate Aspell.  I am using a relative path.  I have tried installing Aspell to Program Files and using the path "..\Aspell\bin".  I have tried installing Aspell to the Notepad++ directory and used the path "Aspell\bin".  I restart Notepad++.  I restart my computer.  Every time, I get the error message: "GNU Aspell and/or dictionaries are missing..."

    The only thing peculiar about my setup is that, for security reasons, I use multiple user profiles in XP (one admin profile for program installation and other non-admin for common usage).

    In each of the user profiles, a local instance of Notepad++ is installed to "C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\Notepad++".  Aspell does not install a local instance in each of the user profiles (i.e. "C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\Aspell"), only to "C:\Program Files\Aspell".  So I tried using the relative path "..\..\..\..\Program Files\Aspell\bin", but when I restart Notepad++, that path gets truncated to "..\..\..\..\Program Files\Aspell", so that does not work.  I installed Aspell to the Notepad++ directory in each of the local profiles (i.e. "C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\Notepad++\Aspell\bin") and used the relative path "Aspell\bin".  That did not work.

    I am out of ideas.  Do you have any thoughts on how I can resolve this?

    P.S.  Other than this, Notepad++ has been phenomenal to use.  Thank you for all your hard work.

    • Jens Lorenz

      Jens Lorenz - 2007-11-05

      Did you install one of the available dictionaries?

    • Humage

      Humage - 2008-01-30

      I am getting the same problem as Jeff. I've even taken the sames steps. I have also downloaded and installed the English dictionary.

      This Notepad++ is an excellent product. I've even got MSU-Northern professors using it.

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Jens Lorenz

      Jens Lorenz - 2008-02-01

      Ok, I read the first post carefully again. First I have to say that Notepad++ works with multiple user profiles and also the Spell-Checker plugin. What do you need:

      - Notepad++ needs to be reachable by all users in Program Folder as well as Aspell.
          So install it on X:\Program Files\Notepad++\...

      - Notepad++ creates automaticaly after install an config folder under

      - Plugins uses the path:

      - To install Aspell use everytime the installer, for Aspell itself as well as the dictionaries! X:\Program Files\Aspell\

      This is currently the only way to make it work for different user profiles.

      Best Regards


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