Where does the auto updater download the installer of a new Notepad++ version?
I just installed Notepad++ v7.5.1 (32-bit) (had the installer lying in my downloads directory)
On starting Notepad++, I get a message “An update package is available, do you want to download it?”
When I click Yes, it shows
Then, it shows a dialog
Notepad++ is opened.Updater will close it to process the installation, Continue?
However, when I click “Yes”, nothing happens. Also I am unable to locate the installer.
Where does the autoupdater save the installer?
You could download it from https://notepad-plus-plus.org/, latest https://notepad-plus-plus.org/repository/7.x/7.6/npp.7.6.Installer.exe
Thank you for your reply. I was aware that the latest installer can be downloaded from the website. What I wanted to know is, where (path) does the autoupdater download the installer? I mean why download the installer manually when the updater can do it for you?
@aks2161989 it downloads and saves in %temp%.
@SinghRajenM Thank you so much! Found it in %temp% !
@SinghRajenM Just a question - Does the auto updater run the installer after downloading, or do we have to run the installer manually?
Because after downloading the installer , auto updater asks me if Notepad++ should be closed to process the installation, but nothing happens after I close NPP. So the updater is not running the installer.
Just a question - Does the auto updater run the installer after downloading, or do we have to run the installer manually?
Yes, auto updater launches installer after downloading. No need to run is manually.
Because after downloading the installer , auto updater asks me if Notepad++ should be closed to process the installation
Check in task manager, is there any exe running as “npp.X.X.X.Installer.exe” where X.X.X is version of the installer.
@SinghRajenM I tried what you said
It is working now. The updater automatically launches the installer. I had tried it 5-6 times earlier but then it didn’t launch the installer. I wonder what changed this time?
@aks2161989 I think what actually happens is that the auto-updater tries to launch the installer, but it fails. It should give an error message but for some reason doesn’t. I find myself manually launching it using the ‘Run as administrator’ option.