XML Tools will not work after update from plugin manager

  • After I updated all plugins from the plugin manager, the XML Tools will not work anymore. When I go to Plugins -> XML Tools in the menu, its only submenu is “How to install…”. I tried reinstalling the plugin from the plugin manager, and I tried installing the plugin manually. It did not work.
    In C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++ I have libxml2-2.dll and libxslt-1.dll

    This the Notepad++ debug information:

    Notepad++ v7.5.9 (32-bit)
    Build time : Oct 14 2018 - 15:02:52
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Plugins : NppExport.dll ComparePlugin.dll DSpellCheck.dll JSLintNpp.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NPPJSONViewer.dll NppSaveAsAdmin.dll NppTextFX.dll PluginManager.dll XMLTools.dll

    Any ideas on how to fix this?

  • Check the path where the plugin itself and its libraries lie.
    It should be like this:

  • I changed the path structure as you described. It did not solve the issue.
    I also removed the 5 libraries that were copied in the same directory as notepad++.exe, but that didn’t help either.

    Is there something else I could try?

  • Sorry, I didn’t look at your question video for version 7.6.2.

  • I also noticed browsing this forum that there is a version 7.6.2 of Notepad++, while I was still using 7.5.9.
    I tried to run the menu option ? -> Update Notepad++, but it said No update is available.

    I downloaded 7.6.2 from the website and installed it. I installed the XML Tools plugin again from the Plugins Admin, and now it works!

    I guess this is an incompatibility between XML Tools 2.4.11 and Notepad++ 7.5.9

  • I faced the same problem, and after I installed the latest version of NP++, and then I had to reinstall all plugins, then, the latest XML Tools has been installed successfully using the Plugins Admin menu (instead of Plugin Manager).


  • Me too. I faced the same problem and solved as follows:

    • close NP++
    • download of the zip archive “xmltools_2.3.2_r908_unicode_beta4.zip” using the NP++ menu “?>Get More Plugins”
    • copy the files from the “ext_libs” folder of the zip archive into the root folder of NP++ (on my PC “C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++”) overwriting existing files if needed
    • copy the “XMLTools.dll” of the zip archive into the folder “C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins” overwriting existing file if needed
    • start NP++

  • Between XML Tool version and 2.4.11 there were the changes https://github.com/morbac/xmltools/commit/ee145dbcd5f952fba411fa0e1bf331d2deafdf70 and https://github.com/morbac/xmltools/commit/392a9b1b98bd7d079fd4e31913fa28bcc368d500 to be compatible with N++ 7.6.x, but unfortunately that changes seem to be incompatible with the previous N++ version not providing the info about the plugin dir path via the new notification NPPM_GETPLUGINHOMEPATH. I created https://github.com/morbac/xmltools/issues/19 therefore. Meaning for PM as it is also just compatible with N++ before 7.6.x the provided version should be reverted to

  • Despues de revisar todas las soluciones aqui propuestas, al leer el post de @janher me di cuenta que yo no tenía el menu “Plugin Admin” y entendi que estaba desactualizado, descargué ultima version de Notepad++, 7.6.6 (32 bit), y al abrirla ya tenía el menu XMLTools, pero no funcionaba y lo peor era que desde Plugn Admin, no lo encontraba al buscarlo, entendí que era por haber copiado los archivos manualmente, asi que cerré N++ y eliminé todos los archivos *.dll que habia copiado.
    Volvi a ejecutar N++, el menu XMLTools ya no estaba, desde Plugin Admin busqué XMLTools, lo encontré, lo instalé y N++ se reinició, y ahora tenia nuevamente el menu XMLtools y funcionaba.

  • bienvenido a la notepad++ community, @Manuel-Sanchez

    gracias por compartir tu experiencia y solución.
    espero que haya más gente que entenderá castellano por aquí ;-)

    welcome to the notepad ++ community, @ Manuel-Sanchez

    Thank you for sharing your experience and solution.
    I hope there are more people who will understand Spanish at our place ;-)

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