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How to uninstall Notepad++ from your system

This web page contains thorough information on how to remove Notepad++ for Windows. It was developed for Windows by Notepad++ Team. More information on Notepad++ Team can be seen here. Please open if you want to read more on Notepad++ on Notepad++ Team's web page. Notepad++ is normally installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++ folder, depending on the user's choice. C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\uninstall.exe is the full command line if you want to uninstall Notepad++. notepad++.exe is the programs's main file and it takes approximately 2.29 MB (2404352 bytes) on disk.

The executable files below are part of Notepad++. They occupy an average of 2.95 MB (3096710 bytes) on disk.



  • notepad++.exe (2.29 MB)
  • uninstall.exe (272.13 KB)
  • gpup.exe (272.00 KB)
  • GUP.exe (132.00 KB)


This info is about Notepad++ version 6.6.9 only. For other Notepad++ versions please click below:

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If you're planning to uninstall Notepad++ you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders left behind when you uninstall Notepad++:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Notepad++
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++

Generally, the following files are left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\config.model.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\contextMenu.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\functionList.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\langs.model.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\license.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\localization\english.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\localization\french.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\NppShell_06.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\actionscript.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\c.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\cmake.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\cpp.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\cs.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\css.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\html.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\java.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\javascript.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\lisp.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\nsis.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\perl.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\php.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\python.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\rc.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\sql.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\tex.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\vb.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\vhdl.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\xml.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\Config\Hunspell\dictionary.lst
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\Config\Hunspell\en_GB.aff
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\Config\Hunspell\en_GB.dic
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\Config\Hunspell\en_US.aff
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\Config\Hunspell\en_US.dic
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\Config\Hunspell\README_en_GB.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\Config\Hunspell\README_en_US.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\doc\NppFTP\license_libssh.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\doc\NppFTP\license_NppFTP.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\doc\NppFTP\license_OpenSSL.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\doc\NppFTP\license_TiXML.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\doc\NppFTP\license_UTCP.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\doc\NppFTP\license_ZLIB.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\doc\NppFTP\Readme.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\DSpellCheck.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\mimeTools.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\NppConverter.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\NppExport.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\NppFTP.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\PluginManager.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\readme.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\SciLexer.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\shortcuts.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\stylers.model.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\Bespin.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\Black board.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\Choco.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\Deep Black.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\Hello Kitty.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\HotFudgeSundae.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\khaki.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\Mono Industrial.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\Monokai.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\MossyLawn.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\Navajo.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\Obsidian.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\Plastic Code Wrap.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\Ruby Blue.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\Solarized.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\Solarized-light.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\Twilight.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\Vibrant Ink.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\vim Dark Blue.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\themes\Zenburn.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\uninstall.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\updater\gpl.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\updater\gpup.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\updater\GUP.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\updater\gup.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\updater\libcurl.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\updater\License.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\updater\readme.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\document-properties\encoding.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-online-document.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\command-line.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\commands.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\control-files.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\credits.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\display.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\display\folding.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\display\hiding-lines.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\display\multi-view.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\display\right-left-rtl.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\display\shortcuts-view-menu.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\display\system-tray.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\display\unprintable-characters.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\display\viewing-modes.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\display\wrapping.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\display\zooming.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\document-properties.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation\notepad-user-manual\document-properties\encoding.html

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\notepad++.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Notepad++
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Notepad++

Open regedit.exe to remove the registry values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe




How to erase Notepad++ from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Notepad++ is an application offered by Notepad++ Team. Sometimes, users decide to erase it. This is troublesome because removing this manually takes some know-how related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best EASY way to erase Notepad++ is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your system.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system utility.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools


4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the programs existing on your computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find Notepad++ or simply activate the Search field and type in "Notepad++". If it exists on your system the Notepad++ app will be found automatically. Notice that after you click Notepad++ in the list , the following data regarding the program is shown to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have regarding Notepad++, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Notepad++:


  • The web site of the application is: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\uninstall.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. accept the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall Notepad++.
Uninstall Notepad++


8. After uninstalling Notepad++, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong Notepad++ that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Notepad++ with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

Your system will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows 2000 (5.0)
  • Windows (6.4)
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Disclaimer

The text above is not a piece of advice to remove Notepad++ by Notepad++ Team from your PC, we are not saying that Notepad++ by Notepad++ Team is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove Notepad++ in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-18 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 20:08:59.970