Notepad++ cannot load 32 bit plugin on Windows 10

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Having installed Notepad++ with the Windows 10 apps store, it installed by default the 64 bits version. This wasn't a problem, until I tried to Compare two text files with Notepad++ and Order a list and remove duplicates, which both require a 32 bit version of Notepad++ to work.

The solution is pretty simple - download the 32 bit version from the Notepad++ website, and install it. It will propose by default to update itself the existing installation, without losing any work, like open drafts and files.

Notepad++ cannot load 32 bit plugin on Windows 10 : Error message when using plugins on 64 bit version
Error message when using plugins on 64 bit version

On Notepad++ website, download the 32 bit version

Notepad++ cannot load 32 bit plugin on Windows 10 : Download Notepad++ 32 bit x86
Download Notepad++ 32 bit x86

During the installation, the program will offer to replace the existing installation, without losing any work

Notepad++ cannot load 32 bit plugin on Windows 10 : Update existing installation from 64 to 32 bit
Update existing installation from 64 to 32 bit

Then, in the old installation folder, which was located in Program Files

Notepad++ cannot load 32 bit plugin on Windows 10 : 64 bit plugin folder in Program Files
64 bit plugin folder in Program Files

Copy the plugins to use with the application in the Program Files (x86) folder

Notepad++ cannot load 32 bit plugin on Windows 10 : 32 bit plugin folder in Program Files (x86)
32 bit plugin folder in Program Files (x86)

And restart the program in order to see the plugins appear in the menus

Notepad++ cannot load 32 bit plugin on Windows 10 : Plugin appearing correctly in 32 bit version
Plugin appearing correctly in 32 bit version

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Comments (5)

Ella Anderson, 2018-08-19
Gracias que fue útil
Sherri Huff, 2018-08-19
Thích đọc nội dung của bạn, tiếp tục đăng
VampireKaven, 2018-08-19
我現在就試試,感謝分享
Eliagers, 2018-08-19
不知道该怎么感谢你,但那是纯粹的天才,谢谢
retrachau, 2018-08-19
بخش بزرگی از اطلاعات، با تشکر برای به اشتراک گذاری

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