Thursday, 26 October 2017

How to install Plugin Manager in Notepad++

I wanted to install a new plugin for Notepad++ via its Plugin Manager (which is plugin itself) but when I clicked on Plugins in the main menu I realized that Plugin Manager was missing. To install it, I did the following:

Go to Plugin Manager releases page and download the latest one. At the time of writing it was v1.4.9 so I downloaded file PluginManager_v1.4.9_UNI.zip.

Unpack the zip file. The content of the archive is:


..\PluginManager_v1.4.9_UNI\plugins
..\PluginManager_v1.4.9_UNI\plugins\PluginManager.dll
..\PluginManager_v1.4.9_UNI\updater
..\PluginManager_v1.4.9_UNI\updater\gpup.exe



Find the location of the Notepad++ installation on your machine. In my case, it was: C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++.

Copy ..\PluginManager_v1.4.9_UNI\plugins\PluginManager.dll to C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins and ..\PluginManager_v1.4.9_UNI\updater\gpup.exe to C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\updater.

Restart the Notepad++. Plugin Manager now appears in the list of plugins.



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