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A guide to uninstall Notepad++ from your computer

You can find on this page detailed information on how to remove Notepad++ for Windows. It is produced by Notepad++ Team. You can read more on Notepad++ Team or check for application updates here. You can read more about on Notepad++ at . The application is frequently placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++ directory. Take into account that this location can differ depending on the user's preference. Notepad++'s full uninstall command line is C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\uninstall.exe. The program's main executable file has a size of 1.65 MB (1728512 bytes) on disk and is titled notepad++.exe.

Notepad++ installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 2.45 MB (2564118 bytes) on disk.

  • notepad++.exe (1.65 MB)
  • uninstall.exe (272.02 KB)
  • gpup.exe (412.00 KB)
  • GUP.exe (132.00 KB)

This data is about Notepad++ version 6.4.1 alone. For other Notepad++ versions please click below: to view all...
Quite a few files, folders and registry data can not be removed when you want to remove Notepad++ from your computer.

Folders left behind when you uninstall Notepad++:
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\themes\Obsidian.xml
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\plugins\config\converter.ini
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\plugins\config\NppFTP\Certificates.xml

Use regedit.exe to remove the following additional values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00F3C2EC-A6EE-11DE-A03A-EF8F55D89593}\InprocServer32\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00F3C2EC-A6EE-11DE-A03A-EF8F55D89593}\Settings\Path

How to remove Notepad++ from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Notepad++ is an application by Notepad++ Team. Some users decide to erase it. Sometimes this can be troublesome because deleting this by hand takes some advanced knowledge regarding removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best SIMPLE way to erase Notepad++ is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general utility to optimize your PC.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows optimizer.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on the computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate Notepad++ or simply click the Search feature and type in "Notepad++". The Notepad++ program will be found very quickly. Notice that after you select Notepad++ in the list of applications, the following information regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other users have regarding Notepad++, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you are about to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Notepad++:

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\uninstall.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. Confirm the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Notepad++.
Uninstall Notepad++

8. After uninstalling Notepad++, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong Notepad++ which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing Notepad++ with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows (6.4)
Software Application


This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall Notepad++ by Notepad++ Team from your computer, nor are we saying that Notepad++ by Notepad++ Team is not a good software application. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Notepad++ supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-22 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-22 15:46:05.250