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A guide to uninstall Notepad++ from your system

You can find below detailed information on how to uninstall Notepad++ for Windows. It is made by Notepad++ Team. You can read more on Notepad++ Team or check for application updates here. More details about Notepad++ can be seen at . Notepad++ is usually installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++ directory, depending on the user's decision. C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\uninstall.exe is the full command line if you want to uninstall Notepad++. notepad++.exe is the Notepad++'s primary executable file and it takes around 2.29 MB (2404352 bytes) on disk.

Notepad++ contains of the executables below. They take 3.09 MB (3240053 bytes) on disk.

  • notepad++.exe (2.29 MB)
  • uninstall.exe (272.11 KB)
  • gpup.exe (412.00 KB)
  • GUP.exe (132.00 KB)

The current web page applies to Notepad++ version 6.6.8 alone. You can find below a few links to other Notepad++ versions: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling Notepad++ we recommend you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++
  • C:\ProgramData\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++\allowAppDataPlugins.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\change.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\config.model.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\contextMenu.xml

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Notepad++
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Notepad++

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Notepad++\DisplayIcon
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Notepad++\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Notepad++\Publisher
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Notepad++\UninstallString

A way to erase Notepad++ with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Notepad++ is a program offered by the software company Notepad++ Team. Sometimes, people decide to erase it. Sometimes this is efortful because performing this manually takes some knowledge regarding removing Windows programs manually. The best SIMPLE action to erase 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, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your Windows computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

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

5. A list of the programs existing on the PC will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find Notepad++ or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Notepad++". If it is installed on your PC the Notepad++ application will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select Notepad++ in the list , some data regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding Notepad++, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you want to remove, by pressing 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. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. accept the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Notepad++.
Uninstall Notepad++

8. After uninstalling Notepad++, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of Notepad++ which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing Notepad++ with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to remove Notepad++ by Notepad++ Team from your PC, nor are we saying that Notepad++ by Notepad++ Team is not a good application for your PC. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove Notepad++ supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 14:29:26.327