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I can't find the suggested manual update or auto-update feature in menu/settings of Notepad++.

I don't use a proxy. Just a direct Internet connection.

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+ i.stack.imgur.com/TAuVR.png –  mravec Feb 14 '13 at 17:22
    
What version of Notepad++ do you have currently (from About menu item)? –  Brad Patton Feb 14 '13 at 17:44
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It appears you have the minimalist package installed. Explained by No theme, no plugin, no updater, quick download and play directly. 7z format. –  Ramhound Feb 14 '13 at 17:50

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There are four different versions and you need the Installer version.

Installer: Take this one if you have no idea which one you should take.
zip package: Don't want to use installer? Check this one (zip format).
7z package: Don't want to use installer? 7z format.
minimalist package: No theme, no plugin, no updater

The update helper GPU.exe is only bundled with the Installer version.
Even the .zip and .7z version don't come with the auto update functionality.

The update helper is located under ...\notepad++\updater\GUP.exe

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There could have been a problem during installation. Try uninstalling and reinstalling Notepad++.

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ok, I used ZIP package, where it is not included –  mravec Feb 14 '13 at 18:05
    
And...? what happened, is it able to update? –  wizlog Feb 14 '13 at 18:06
    
no, it seems it is not included in portable version :(, so I installed regular one... –  mravec Mar 23 '13 at 10:22

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