Support for Plugins Admin & NppPluginList

  • I just installed 64-bit v7.6 on Windows 7, and I don’t have the plugins menu appear at all unless I run the program as an administrator. Then, the plugins menu does appear.

    It seems like even if I can’t install any plugins as a standard user using the plugin manager, I still should be able to use the installed plugins, correct?

    I don’t have Local Conf mode enabled like Eric Yau152.

    Debug info as standard user follows:

    Notepad++ v7.6 (64-bit)
    Build time : Nov 13 2018 - 00:12:05
    Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 7 (64-bit)
    Plugins : none

    Debug info as admin user (in standard user, right-clicking and running as admin):

    Notepad++ v7.6 (64-bit)
    Build time : Nov 13 2018 - 00:12:05
    Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : ON
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 7 (64-bit)
    Plugins : DSpellCheck.dll mimeTools.dll nppConverter.dll NppExport.dll

  • @Meta-Chuh

    Thanks for you reply

    I have

    1. uninstalled the program and removed the custom settings in program file folder
    2. removed folder “%localappdata%\Notepad++”
    3. installed the program and checked “Don’t use %APPDATA%”
      the whole “Plugin” tab is still NOT appeared at the tab menu

    WIn 10 Pro 64 bit
    i7 7600u + 16GB RAM

    Please note, thanks

  • It would be nice to have in Plugin Admin the same list of plugins previously available through Plugin Manager, for example TextFX and “Poor Man’s T-Sql Formatter” are missing. I had to revert to version 7.5.9 to be able to load these plugins.
    It would be also nice to have the plugin list sorted by name.

  • @Eric-YWY

    i think you misunderstood:
    you should never select “Don’t use %APPDATA%” if you install to C:\Program Files or plugins and updater will not be shown

    so your options are:

    install to a custom folder you create
    (example C:\Applications\Notepad++)
    there you can activate "Don’t use %APPDATA%” in the installer
    this type of installation allows every user to see the same plugins and setting


    make a default install without selecting "Don’t use %APPDATA%”
    this way every user has its own plugins folder inside %APPDATA%

  • @Meta-Chuh

    noted, it works now, thank you!

  • Found that the Notepad++ main program cannot be restarted after installing the update of plugin from Plugin Admin

  • @Eric-YWY

    Which plugin did you install?

    It seems like the plugin has to be changed to adopt the new plugin hosting model of v7.6. Look for a folder with companion files and move this folder to <Npp-install-dir>\plugins.

  • I’ve spent half a day now trying various versions of Notepad++ with PythonScript. The deadline for the files which my script was supposed to fix was yesterday afternoon.

    Thank you for the wonderfully bug-free and well-explained update process :-(

  • @Dave-Bongfishtester

    i apologise for your inconvenience.

    many thanks for your patience and best regards.

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