How to Change Delimiter in CSV File using Notepad++

At times tools do not accept a certain type for delimiter from a CSV file, in such cases, if you want to change the delimiter to something else, then you can install the CSV Lint plugin in Notepad++.

How to install CSV Lint Plugin?

Go to Menu: Plugins > Plugin Admin... and search for "CSV Lint"

and click Install.

Open CSV Lint window and click on "Detect Columns" followed by "Reformat". Here you can choose the delimiter from the "Column separator" dropdown.

CSV file Change Column Separator in Notepad++

Once you click on OK, the delimiter will be updated in the CSV text tab as shown below.

Changed Delimiter of CSV to Pipe

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on a Windows 11 PC.

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