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8.1.9 | Updated: 22 Oct 2021



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Software Author(s):

  • Don Ho

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Notepad++ 8.1.9

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


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


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


To uninstall Notepad++, 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 notepadplusplus -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 notepadplusplus -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 notepadplusplus installed
    name: notepadplusplus
    state: present
    version: 8.1.9
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'notepadplusplus' do
  action    :install
  version  '8.1.9'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: notepadplusplus,
    Version: 8.1.9,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller notepadplusplus
   Name     = 'notepadplusplus'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '8.1.9'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'notepadplusplus':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '8.1.9',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install notepadplusplus version="8.1.9" 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 22 Oct 2021.


Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.



  • To force the installation of x32 version, use the --x86 argument with choco install.

#Install-VirtualPackage 'notepadplusplus.commandline' 'notepadplusplus.install'

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Notepad++ 8.1.8 47131 Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Approved
Notepad++ 8.1.7 67071 Friday, October 15, 2021 Approved
Notepad++ 8.1.6 48502 Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Approved
Notepad++ 8.1.5 125366 Monday, September 27, 2021 Approved
Notepad++ 8.1.4 174574 Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Approved
Notepad++ 8.1.3 95726 Thursday, August 12, 2021 Approved
Notepad++ 8.1.2 132122 Monday, July 19, 2021 Approved
Notepad++ 8.1.1 99941 Sunday, July 4, 2021 Approved
Notepad++ 8.1 114529 Thursday, June 17, 2021 Approved
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