Installation of XML tools failed on a non-admin
Marcus Östman last edited by
Since Notepad++ 7.6 I can’t get XML Tools to work, I’m on a non-admin computer and can’t use the installer. XML Tools shows under Plugins menu, but only with the “How to install” sub menu.
I put the XMLTools.dll here… (XMLTools 188.8.131.52)
External libs here (i.e libiconv-2.dll)
I also tried by put the files in the %APPDATA% (c:\Users\x\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\libiconv-2.dll) and c:\Users\x\AppData\Local\Notepad++\libiconv-2.dll, but with no luck.
Notepad++ v7.6.2 (64-bit)
Build time : Jan 1 2019 - 00:02:38
Path : C:\Local Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
Admin mode : OFF
Local Conf mode : ON
OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)
Plugins : DSpellCheck.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll xmltools.dll
andrecool-68 last edited by
Meta Chuh last edited by Meta Chuh
welcome to the notepad++ community, @Marcus-Östman
here is an easy guide how to install xml tools on your specific configuration:
(side note: as i can see in your report, you have a portable notepad++ 7.6.2, x64 in
C:\Local Files\Notepad++\and not in
this is good and makes it easier for you because all files will automatically go inside a sub folder of this same folder)
please get a new portable npp.7.6.2.bin.x64.zip from here,
extract npp.7.6.2.bin to your desktop,
copy the contents of npp.7.6.2.bin to
C:\Local Files\Notepad++\replacing your existing files.
then start notepad++.exe and open plugins admin as shown in this screenshot:
now enter xml in the search field and hit next until you see xml tools, select it as seen in this screenshot and hit install:
after the install you will have the full xml tools menu:
i hope this helps you.
additional note, if it is of interest: the correct plugin location for xml tools on your setup is:
C:\Local Files\Notepad++\plugins\XMLTools\libs\, so you can put them there manually, if you aren’t able to use plugins admin due to the same restrictions that prevent you from using the xml tools installer