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A way to uninstall Notepad++ from your PC

This page is about Notepad++ for Windows. Here you can find details on how to remove it from your PC. Notepad++ is frequently installed in the C:\Program Files\Notepad++ directory, but this location can vary a lot depending on the user's choice when installing the program. Notepad++'s primary file takes about 832.00 KB (851968 bytes) and its name is notepad++.exe.

The following executables are installed beside Notepad++. They take about 1.05 MB (1097519 bytes) on disk.

  • notepad++.exe (832.00 KB)
  • uninstall.exe (107.80 KB)
  • GUP.exe (132.00 KB)
 For other Notepad++ versions please click below:

Notepad++ has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Notepad++
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Menu Démarrer\Programmes\Notepad++
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++

The files below were left behind on your disk by Notepad++ when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Notepad++\Compare.ini
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Notepad++\config.xml
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Notepad++\contextMenu.xml
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Notepad++\NPPTextFX.ini
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Notepad++\plugins\config\docMonitor.ini
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Notepad++\plugins\config\FTP_synchronizeA.ini
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Notepad++\plugins\config\SpellChecker.ini
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Notepad++\shortcuts.xml
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Notepad++\stylers.xml
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Orbit\icon\Notepad++.ico
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\change.log
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\config.model.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\contextMenu.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\langs.model.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\langs.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\license.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\LINEDRAW.TTF
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\nativeLang.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\nppcm.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\c.api
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\cpp.api
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\cs.api
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\css.api
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\flash.api
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\java.api
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\javascript.api
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\lisp.api
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\nsis.api
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\perl.api
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\php.api
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\python.api
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\tex.api
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\vb.api
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\vhdl.api
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs\xml.api
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\ComparePlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\Config\NppExec.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\doc\FTP_synchonize.ReadMe.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\doc\NppExec.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\doc\NppExec_TechInfo.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\doc\NPPTextFXdemo.TXT
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\docMonitor.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\FTP_synchronizeA.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\LightExplorer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\mimeTools.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\NppExec.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\NppExport.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\NPPTextFX.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\NPPTextFX\AsciiToEBCDIC.bin
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\NPPTextFX\libTidy.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\NPPTextFX\W3C-CSSValidator.htm
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\NPPTextFX\W3C-HTMLValidator.htm
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\SpellChecker.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\readme.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\SciLexer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\shortcuts.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\stylers.model.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\updater\getDownLoadUrl.php
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\updater\gpl.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\updater\GUP.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\updater\gup.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\updater\libcurl.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\updater\License.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\updater\readme.txt

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Notepad++
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Notepad++
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Notepad++

A way to delete Notepad++ from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

 Frequently, users want to remove this application. This can be easier said than done because doing this manually requires some advanced knowledge related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best EASY procedure to remove Notepad++ is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around tool to take care of your Windows computer.


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

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on the computer will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find Notepad++ or simply click the Search field and type in "Notepad++". If it is installed on your PC the Notepad++ program will be found automatically. After you select Notepad++ in the list of apps, the following data about the program is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have about Notepad++, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. Confirm the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove Notepad++.
Uninstall Notepad++

8. After removing Notepad++, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of Notepad++ which 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 are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
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2015-01-16 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-01-16 14:05:35.130