V8.1.4 Setup GUP.exe error



  • Hi,
    I new to this so please bare with me.
    I have been using notepad++ for over five years now and tbh, I have never had a problem with the updates.
    However, today while doing the update to v8.1.4. its bombing on install on
    Can’t write: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\updater\GUP.exe

    now for the record I just installed windows updates that were downloaded back in August.
    and the system is now failing to update on Win 10 version 20H2.
    I am not sure if its related but figure, it might help you, help me…

    any adviced?

    Thanks,

    Output folder: C:\Program Files\Notepad++
    Create folder: C:\Users\jmendoza\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\plugins\config
    Output folder: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\autoCompletion
    Skipped: c.xml
    Output folder: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\autoCompletion
    Skipped: cpp.xml
    Output folder: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\autoCompletion
    Skipped: java.xml
    Output folder: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\autoCompletion
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    Output folder: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\autoCompletion
    Skipped: perl.xml
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    Output folder: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\autoCompletion
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    Skipped: typescript.xml
    Output folder: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\functionList
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    Output folder: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\functionList
    Skipped: overrideMap.xml
    Delete file: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\NppExport\NppExport.dll
    Output folder: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\NppExport
    Extract: NppExport.dll
    Delete file: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\mimeTools\mimeTools.dll
    Output folder: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\mimeTools
    Extract: mimeTools.dll
    Delete file: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\NppConverter\NppConverter.dll
    Output folder: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\NppConverter
    Extract: NppConverter.dll
    Output folder: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\updater
    Can’t write: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\updater\GUP.exe



  • @Oz-M ,

    This sounds like another instance of this , though that questioner never came back and reported results (edit: and maybe this posted at about the same time as yours).

    Based on this second report, I think that the update to Windows 10 ver 20H2 changed the permissions in the C:\Program Files hierarchy, meaning that your normal user account doesn’t have write permission to that directory hierarchy anymore.

    Could you follow my advice from that post:

    Make sure that you have proper write-permissions in the C:\Program Files\Notepad++\ and C:\Program Files\Notepad++\functionList\ directories. You might have to run the installer in Run as Administrator mode to get Windows to give you those permissions, or use Windows Explorer’s right click Properties > Security > Edit (or Advanced) to give your normal user permission on those directories.

    Also, make sure that when you run the installer, you don’t have another instance of Notepad++ running, and that no other application has c.xml open. (To make sure this is true, you may want to reboot before running the installer.)



  • Thank for the answer Peter,
    I actually tried to rerun the update a couple days a go and the installer was able to complete this time.
    I am not sure what changed. but I though someone would like to know.


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