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Last Update:

16 Apr 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Dave Brotherstone


notepad++ text editor windows freeware development

Notepad++ Plugin Manager

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1.4.12 | Updated: 16 Apr 2019



Downloads of v 1.4.12:



Software Author(s):

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Notepad++ Plugin Manager 1.4.12

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall Notepad++ Plugin Manager, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade npppluginmanager -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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 npppluginmanager -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install npppluginmanager
    name: npppluginmanager
    version: '1.4.12'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'npppluginmanager' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.4.12'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller npppluginmanager
    Name     = "npppluginmanager"
    Version  = "1.4.12"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'npppluginmanager':
  ensure   => '1.4.12',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator Pauby on 17 Apr 2019.


Plugin Manager that allows you to install, update and remove plugins for Notepad++.
A centrally hosted XML file holds the list of plugins, that the plugin manager downloads and processes against the list of installed plugins.


  • Install, Update and Remove all existing plugins
  • Notify when an installed plugin has an update available, and allow the user to update directly
  • Calculate dependencies between plugins, any plugin can depend on another plugin, which will be installed automatically if the user installs the initial plugin
  • Install all supplemental files as well as the plugin file itself (e.g. config, doc, extra libraries)
  • Automatic installation of the correct version (ANSI/Unicode) for your Notepad++
  • Validation of DLLs copied, against a central list of valid files. This slightly mitigates the risk of automatically downloading updates.
  • Only plugins that are compatible with your Notepad++ are shown
  • Plugins can be put into categories - a suggestion was made of "Official, Common and Others". Currently all plugins are in the "Others" category, as I think there needs to be some agreement as to what determines an "Official" plugin and which plugins are "Common".
  • Plugin Manager is able to update itself, and will notify the user when an update is available
  • Proxies are supported, just change the setting
  • Updates can be ignored, and the user will not be alerted to that update again, until a further new version of that plugin is released.
  • The local plugin list file is only downloaded when something has changed - the MD5sum of the file is compared to the server's version, and if it is different, then a new copy is downloaded.
  • New for 0.9: Works with plugins that are installed multiple times - update them all or individually

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$toolsPath = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

# @TODO: query HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Notepad++ to find installation path 
# @TODO: ? decide if portable version (Notepad++.portable) should be supported

$registryInstallationPath = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Notepad++"
$portableInstallationPath = "${env:AllUsersProfile}\chocolatey\lib\notepadplusplus.commandline\tools"
if (Test-Path $registryInstallationPath){
    $NotepadPlusPlusApplicationPath = Split-Path -Parent -Path (
        Get-ItemProperty -Path $registryInstallationPath
elseif (Test-Path $portableInstallationPath){
    $NotepadPlusPlusApplicationPath = $portableInstallationPath

$NotepadPlusPlusProcessName = 'Notepad++'
$assetsToCopy = 'updater', 'plugins'
$ignoreShims = 'updater/gpup.exe'

$packageArgs = @{
  PackageName            = 'nppPluginManager'
  UnzipLocation          = $toolsPath
  Url64bit               = ''
  Checksum64             = 'FEC6D4DAB3095C074C38002F36E6090343E3F95FABCF4AF8A798832E116681FE'
  ChecksumType64         = 'sha256'
  SoftwareName           = 'nppPluginManager*'
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

# Generate .ignore files to avoid creating shims
foreach ($file in $ignoreShims) {
    New-Item -Path (Join-Path -Path $toolsPath -ChildPath "${file}.ignore") -ItemType File -Force -Verbose:$VerbosePreference | 

if ( Test-Path -Path $NotepadPlusPlusApplicationPath ){
    Get-Process -Name $NotepadPlusPlusProcessName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | ForEach-Object {
        Write-Warning "Closing running instances of Notepad++, please save your files"
        $_.CloseMainWindow() | Out-Null 
    Start-Sleep -Milliseconds 500
    if ($VerbosePreference){
        Get-Process -Name $NotepadPlusPlusProcessName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue 
    Copy-Item -Path $toolsPath/* -Include $assetsToCopy -Destination $NotepadPlusPlusApplicationPath -Force -Recurse -Confirm:$False -Verbose:$VerbosePreference
} else {
    throw "Cannot find installation of Notepad++ 64-bit. Only 64-bit build is supported"

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