Change from 32-bit to 64-bit?



  • I’m on 32-bit notepad++, and when I run the 32/64 installer to upgrade versions, it keeps upgrading me to 32. How can I switch to 64-bit?



  • welcome to the notepad++ community, @bobsage123

    if you don’t need to edit files larger than appx. 320mb, there will be no need to switch to the 64 bit versions of notepad++.
    the 32 bit version also has a larger list of available plugins, so if you plan to switch to 64 bit, you should check if all plugins you need are available for 64 bit.

    if you do however want to switch to notepad++ 64 bit (max editable file size appx. 2gb) the best practice is to uninstall your 32 bit version completely and make a clean 64 bit install:

    • make sure you have saved all documents, closed notepad++, and you don’t need any specific settings or customisations you have made at your notepad++ 32 bit.

    • uninstall your existing notepad++ 32 bit.

    • open %ProgramFiles(x86)% in windows explorer, and delete the folder Notepad++, if it still exists.

    • open %AppData% in windows explorer, and delete the folder Notepad++, if it still exists.

    • open %LocalAppData% in windows explorer, and delete the folder Don_HO_don.h@free.fr, if it exists.

    • open %ProgramData% in windows explorer, and delete the folder Notepad++, if it exists.

    • download the npp.7.6.4.Installer.x64.exe from >>> here <<< and install it.


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