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Installing NERDTree on Windows

Posted by: admin January 12, 2018 Leave a comment

Questions:

I’m trying to install NERDTree (the Vim plugin) on Windows 7. I created a .vim directory on my user folder (C:/Users/Username) and extracted the plugin there. I’ve run :helptags ~.vim\doc and :helptags [full-path]. Closed and reopened Vim.

But when I try:

:NERDTree

the editor says:

E492: Not an editor command: NERDTree

How should I do it?

Answers:

Windows doesn’t use the ‘.vim’ style directories. Instead you should put addons in directory structure branching off a vimfiles directory at one of two places:

c:\users\username\vimfiles\

or

c:\program files (x86)\vim\vimfiles\

For a little more help you can do :h runtimepath, and you could even modify runtimepath to make it work with your .vim directory, but safest route is just to go with the default vimfiles name oon Windows.

Questions:
Answers:

try extracting the file to vimfiles instead of .vim

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None of the other answers worked for me, so I did the following:

  • The contents of directory ‘doc’ gets copied to: C:\Program
    Files\Vim\vimXX\doc
  • The directory ‘nerdtree_plugin’ is copied to
    C:\Program Files\Vim\vimXX\
  • The contents of directory ‘plugin’ is
    copied to C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim\vimXX\plugin\

Where XX is your vim version number. Works for 7.4

Source http://shawn.hamman.co.nz/