I changed jobs and the new machine that I was using kept giving me pop up errors every time I opened up NotePad++ and it was due to some plugins that were installed. For whatever reason NotePad++ doesn’t have an explicit uninstall feature for the plugins that might be in the program. So I did some quick searches on the errors I got and I came up cold, however when I went to the NotePad++ website and read some of the documentation it says that in order to uninstall a plugin you just need to delete it from the plugins directory. So I tried that, but I still had issues, so I went a few steps further and I just uninstalled NotePad++ and re-installed it which unfortunately didn’t fix the problem again.
Doing a Full Uninstall Of NotePad++
This turned into an unusual problem. I solved it by taking the following steps:
- Run the uninstaller for NotePad++
- Delete (Backup first if you want) its directories located in these two places:
- Go to the start menu and type in “%appdata%”, locate the NotePad++ folder
- Go to “C:Program Files (x86)Notepad++”
What you accomplish by doing all of this is fully uninstalling NotePad++ and then installing it again, that way you remove anything that might have been causing the issues.
Pop Up Errors I Received
If anyone is interested I was getting errors for Snippets and Pork2Sausage. For Pork2Sausage an “ini” file could not be found, even when I created it. With regards to Snippets I was getting two errors, one that explicitly said “Not an Error” and another one that said “A proper database could not be loaded”.