More news. After getting 24 32-bit Plug-ins working on Windows 7, I renamed the Program Files>Notepad++ folder on XP to “Notepad++ Org”, copied the whole Program Files>Notepad++ folder tree structure to XP from my Windows 7 box, and got 21 of the 24 Plug-ins to work on XP. The only problem is now, that I do not have a “Plug-in Manager” or “Plug-in Admin” that works on XP with Notepad++ V7.6.4. I can technically only install “Plug-in Manager” on XP, whereas I cannot even install “Plug-in Admin” on XP. However even if I install “Plug-in Manager”, “Plug-in Manager” cannot manager the Plug-ins running under Notepad++ V7.6.4, since V7.6.4 uses a different installation configuration. So my option now is to install the 32-bit Plug-ins on the Windows 7 box and then copy same to the XP box, and if they work then great, if not then bad luck hey? All you have to do, if the 32-bit Plug-ins do not work on XP, is to answer yes when asked if you wish to remove for compatibility reasons, or delete the incompatible Plug-in name folder under the Program Files/notepad++\plugins folder, e.g. C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\csvquery to remove the 32-bit “csvquery” Plug-in. I hope that what I have learned is of some help to someone. Cheers from Aussie mate and happy Notepad++ing hey? :-)
I found a fix, at least for my PC. On a Win7x64 system using 32-bit N++, I had the same problem with every post-7.6 version I had installed. None of them ever had the Plugins install correctly. I got it working, finally, with 7.8.9, but it’s likely the same issue as prior versions. I’m replying to this because it seems to have the most information/discussion.
The problem was that the GUP.exe file in the notepad++/updater/ folder wasn’t ever starting. I watched my Task Manager and checked windows error logs… it never started. So I had a hunch, anc ran the GUP.exe program directly, and Windows popped up its UAC nag window ('Open File - Security Warning). I unchecked “Always ask before opening this file” to clear it with the UAC, clicked ‘Run’, and it showed the standard Notepad++ Available Update message. I clicked ‘no’.
I then re-opened Notepad++, used the Plugins Admin to install a plugin, and it WORKED. Hopefully this will help others with the same problem, which was (for clarity) that selecting to install a plugin through the ‘Plugins Admin’, click ‘Yes’ to restart, and NPP closes but never re-opens on its own. When opened manually, nothing was installed.
This is how it looks on your system, but I assume it might look different on a system where OSMANYA is more common.
That is, of course, if there is a localized version of Windows that OSMANYA takes into account.
I don’t think you are going to see any replies to that query from the N++ author. Maybe the best you can do is look in the codebase for related commits and infer status from that. Example: I see something on 2018-04-30 that seems related…