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Notepad++ version 6.8.8.

Windows 7.

Notepad++ installed as administrator.

Can install some other plugins, but not "Preview HTML".

During installation, a dialog box pops up with title "Installation Error". The dialog message says "Installation of Preview HTML failed."

This dialog box appears before the plugin has downloaded.

I get the same error also when trying to install the plugin on XP.

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The dialog message says "Installation of Preview HTML failed"

There is an open bug Unable to install preview html plugin:

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I can reproduce this problem.

Workaround

A manual install was successful and the plugin appears to work (I haven't tested it thoroughly).


Manual Install Instructions

  1. Close notepad++

  2. Download the plugin from http://chiselapp.com/user/vor0nwe/repository/npp_preview/zip/Preview_plugin.zip?uuid=publish (direct link)

  3. Extract the zip file

  4. Copy the contents of the zip (PreviewHTML.dll and Config) to Notepad++\plugins

  5. Restart Notepad++

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  6. Test the plugin

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