After installing update of notepad++ 7.6.2 ,the old plugins get removed.how can i preserve the old plugins ?



  • After installing update of notepad++ 7.6.2 ,the old plugins get removed.how can i preserve the old plugins ?



  • Switch to VS code or buy sublime text … nobody here cares…



  • welcome to the notepad++ community, @mrunal-dhamal

    first my apologies for the unknown user’s very impolite post above.
    all regular users care around here and will help you to get your old plugins up and running again.

    a little explanation why you don’t see your old plugins anymore:
    the newer versions of notepad++ have changed the plugins folder location. your old plugins are still present, but not yet at the place where notepad++ expects them.

    first i recommend you to update once more to version 7.6.3. because of other location changes regarding plugins.

    • if you currently have the 32 bit version, you can download the update installer from >>> here <<<

    • if you currently have the 64 bit version, you can download the update installer from >>> here <<<

    note: you can see whether you have 32 or 64 bit, if you go to the notepad++ menu ? > debug info. please also copy this debug info here for further information and to help you better.

    now to get your plugins back, you’ve got two options:

    option 1

    • first and easiest option is to re-install your missing plugins using the integrated plugins admin from the menu plugins > plugins admin, as seen at the screenshots below:

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    option 2

    • go to your plugins folder at C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins (64 bit) or C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins (32 bit)

    • pick one of your old plugin’s .dll files you find here (for the following i will take XMLTools.dll as an example)

    • if the dll is called XMLTools.dll, create a folder XMLTools and move XMLTools.dll into it, so that it will now be in
      C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\XMLTools\XMLTools.dll
      instead of
      C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\XMLTools.dll

    • now restart notepad++ and this plugin should be available again

    • repeat with all other plugin’s dll files you need
      (same scheme, if the plugin dll is called MyPlugin.dll then create a folder with the same name, without the extension .dll MyPlugin inside of your plugins folder, then drag and drop the MyPlugin.dll to the MyPlugin folder you’ve just created)

    note: if you have any further questions regarding your plugins, please don’t hesitate to ask, we care.



  • welcome to the notepad++ community, @Clement-KY

    Switch to VS code or buy sublime text … nobody here cares…

    • please respect this community as well as all users with a specific question.

    • do not respond to other people’s questions, if you are unable to give a helpful answer, except if you have the same question yourself.

    • do not speak for others, if you don’t know the people you are mentioning.



  • The first option you described don’t work for me. I have installed 7.6.3 64-bit and when i try to install plugins via “Plugin Admin” the installer will try to install Notepad 7.5.9 32-Bit which will fail because the 64-bit version is already installed. Did you hear about this problem elsewhere?



  • welcome to the notepad++ community, @luedi

    I have installed 7.6.3 64-bit and when i try to install plugins via “Plugin Admin” the installer will try to install Notepad 7.5.9 32-Bit which will fail because the 64-bit version is already installed. Did you hear about this problem elsewhere?

    this normally can only happen if either:


    one quick thing you can try:

    • enter the address %Temp% in windows explorer to open up your temp folder, and check if npp.7.5.9.Installer.exe is present.

    • if it is, best delete everything in %Temp%. (skip the files in use, as they can not be deleted)

    • then retry downloading any plugin.


    if it still tries to download npp.7.5.9.Installer.exe:

    • uninstall all installed versions of notepad++.

    • open up each of the folders %AppData%, %LocalAppData%, %ProgramData%, %ProgramFiles%, and %ProgramFiles(x86)% and delete any Notepad++ folders, if present at these locations.

    • then reinstall npp.7.6.3.Installer.x64.exe, using the installer from >>> here <<<



  • @Meta-Chuh Thanks for the hints, The second ones did the trick. And I really had some parts of my old 32-bit installation left (mainly nppshell_06.dll on %ProgramFiles(x86)%).



  • @luedi

    i’m glad you got notepad++ running again. 👍
    thanks for reporting back.


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