How to force quit or kill Notepad++ Process


How to force quit or kill Notepad++ process
How to force quit or kill Notepad++ process

If you try to open a very large file in Notepad++ or try to compare two files that are very huge, or maybe try to do Find and Replace on a huge file you would see that Notepad++ hangs and you are not able to use it, in such a case you may try to quit Notepad++ but it may not respond, so you may want to Kill Notepad++ process by force quitting. Here is how you can do that,

  1. Open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete -> Task Manager, or by Right clicking on Task bar,
  2. Click on More details (if you see fewer details nothing needs to be done),
  3. Now go to Processes tab,
  4. Search for Notepad++,
  5. Right click on it and select End Task