Notepad++ stuck installing a plugin

Sometimes Notepad++ will fail while installing a plugin. This may cause Notepad++ to attempt a reinstall each time the application is started. To stop this happening perform the following steps.

  1. Navigate to %APPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins\Config\
  2. Delete PluginManagerGpup.xml.
  3. Removing this file will also result in a cleanup of the plugin_install_temp directory.

Change CSV delimiter in Excel

If you are trying to save a CSV file in Excel but want to change the comma to something else its not obvious how to do it.

The CSV delimiter to not selected in Excel, it is in fact part of the regional settings.

1. Open Control Panel and double click Region and Language.
2. Click the Additional settings button on the formats tab.
3.  Change this list separator to the delimiter required in your CSV.
4. Click Apply.

Excel will now using the updated list separator when saving CSVs.