Notepad++ took over my Win 10 Notepad w/o my permission "Please reinstall Notepad Starter"
GreG Gregsn last edited by
I just recently installed NPPP to edit some MySQL dumps.
I don’t need NPPP to replace normal Notepad which I use for admin stuff.
so how can NPPP mess with my registry and replace Notepad such that when I try to use Win10 Notepad via start icon I get NPPP ???
I uninstalled NPPP, tried Notepad and I get “Please reinstall Notepad Starter” window …
Now after some research this is not an MS exe all roads lead here …
Now I think you should at least ask the user before initiating a hijack and you need to fix your uninstaller CCleaner find loads of legacy entries
Sorry but Its just not up to scratch guys
I suspect by association its the Starter plugin
So I reinstalled NPPP and the starter plugin on VBOX Win10 - uninstalled starter plugin then NPPP but blow me rogue Reg entries …
This is 2020 not 1998 …
Im a bit upset you do not war people this is hijackware … come one it’s freeware supposed to be reputable ???
Either tell people what the plugs do and to uninstall prior to NPPP or loose out to Visual Code Editor … from MS
I don’t think plain npp is doing what you have described and if you use a plugin from someone else
to replace notepad with notepad++ how can you not know that this happening?
Are you sure you are using the official npp and not some windows store app?
Can you describe in detail what you did?
And post the debug-info from the ? menu?
I did a search and found this.
If this is what you have installed, then there is a readme in the zip telling you what it will do.
In addition there are a install, replacer and uninstall batch.
And as said, this is a plugin developed by someone else it is not part of the official npp application.
kolos 1212 last edited by
@Ekopalypse It did happen to me as well. I downloaded it from Admin Plugins so I guess it is official if I can directly access it from notepad++. Version 8.4.2 Notepad++ and latest plugin downloaded etc. I surely didn’t want something like this to happen and I am wasn’t really reading what it does I just needed it for some function to test lol. So I had to use your link and run by admin uinstaller bat
@Ekopalypse It did happen to me as well. I downloaded it from Admin Plugins so I guess it is official if I can directly access it from notepad++.
Officialwas used in the context of “developed by the npp developer”, so, no, this plugin is/was developed by someone else.
I surely didn’t want something like this to happen and I am wasn’t really reading what it does I just needed it for some function to test lol.
I don’t understand, what other functionality does this plugin have? Hmm … sounds like you are the perfect candidate for scammers and the like. Be careful.