Problem installing on Windows 10

  • Hi,
    I tried applying the latest update to an existing installation of NPP on Windows 10.
    An error message appears.

    Error opening file for writing

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\langs.model.xml

    I thought the existing installation might be corrupt so I uninstalled it then tried installing it again. The same message appears. Now I do not have NPP installed and no way to install it.

    Any help is appreciated.

  • Hello @S-B,

    if it can’t write the file then it might be that you either haven’t the proper permissions to write to this directory
    or that another app has this file locked exclusively. If it isn’t the first, the second could be solved by a reboot
    if you don’t know which application might have locked the file.


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