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Software Author(s):

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To install Notepad3, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Notepad3, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Notepad3, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade notepad3 -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade notepad3 -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure notepad3 installed
    name: notepad3
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'notepad3' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: notepad3,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller notepad3
   Name     = 'notepad3'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'notepad3':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install notepad3 version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 09 Mar 2021.


Notepad3 is based on code from Florian Balmer's Notepad2 and XhmikosR's Notepad2-mod.
MiniPath is based on code from Florian Balmer's metapath.

Changes in Notepad3 compared to Notepad2
  • Code folding
  • Support for bookmarks
  • Option to mark all occurrences of a word
  • Updated Scintilla component
  • Word auto-completion
  • Syntax highlighting support for AutoHotkey, AutoIt3, AviSynth, Bash, CMake, CoffeeScript, Inno Setup, LaTeX, Lua, Markdown, NSIS, Ruby, Tcl, YAML and VHDL scripts
  • Improved support for NFO ANSI art
  • Support for replacing Windows Notepad using a clean, unintrusive registry-based method
  • New toolbar icons based on Yusuke Kamiyaman's Fugue Icons (Purchased by Rizonesoft)
  • New program icon and other small cosmetic changes
  • High-DPI awareness, including high definition toolbar icons
  • In-App support for AES-256 Rijndael encryption of files (incl. external commandline tool for batch processing)
  • Multiline Regular Expression search engine (DeelX)
  • Undo/Redo preserves selection
  • Virtual Space rectangular selection box (Alt-Key down)
  • Accelerated word navigation
  • Preserve caret position of items in file history
  • Visual Studio style copy/paste current line (no selection)
  • Count occurrences of a marked selection or word
  • Insert GUIDs
  • Dropped support for Windows XP version
  • Other various minor changes, tweaks and bugfixes
Changes in MiniPath compared to metapath
  • Project upgraded to Visual C++ 2017
  • 64-bit version
  • New toolbar icons based on Yusuke Kamiyaman's Fugue Icons
  • Purchased by Rizonesoft
  • Installation bundled with Notepad3
  • Minor cosmetic changes

# This is just a virtual package for notepad3.install

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Notepad3 5.20.915.1 3353 Monday, September 28, 2020 Approved
Notepad3 5.20.722.1 1381 Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Approved
Notepad3 5.20.414.1 1553 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Approved
Notepad3 5.19.815.2595 3278 Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Approved
Notepad3 5.19.630.2381 1070 Friday, July 5, 2019 Approved
Notepad3 1775 Saturday, January 19, 2019 Approved
Notepad3 4.18.512.992 2913 Friday, May 18, 2018 Approved
Notepad3 3.18.311.928 660 Monday, March 12, 2018 Approved
Notepad3 362 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Approved
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