I keep getting alerts that a new update package is available for Notepad++, but when I click "Yes", it jumps really quickly to 100% and never downloads anything.

Anyone else?


I currently have v5.3.1.0 installed.

Update 2

Okay, just downloaded a new executable from sourceforge and installed. That did the trick. Hopefully, it was just a bug in the updater program for

  • no, i just get a curl error lol
    – JT.WK
    Feb 3 '10 at 22:15
  • I also experienced this, I just went to the web site and downloaded the latest version and installed that manually.
    – ChrisF
    Feb 3 '10 at 22:57

Not sure what version you are running, but I just updated to v5.6.6, and in the release notes under v5.6.3, it mentions the fixing of an 'Auto-Updater' bug.

Maybe just download the entire executable again to get past the broken version.

hope this helps.


What version are you using? I didn't think Notepad++ had an auto-updater built in, at least I can't see anything that would lead me to believe it did in v4.1.2.

  • i'm using 5.6.2 and it has one, under the '?' menu.
    – JT.WK
    Feb 3 '10 at 22:32
  • Wow.. guess I'm way behind on my updates. Looks like that will be a useful feature for me :)
    – heavyd
    Feb 3 '10 at 22:37
  • @JT.WK, using v5.3.1.0.
    – devuxer
    Feb 3 '10 at 22:51

I had the same problem... Just uninstall, scoop the latest installer from the website, then re-install.

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