Every time I start NotePad++ there's a popup saying:

There are still some pending actions to complete installing or removing some plugins

I was trying to install Plugin Manager, but I couldn't due to lack of admin right. How can I get rid of this annoying notification?

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    Finish installing Plugin Manager would be the simplest way.
    – Ramhound
    Mar 11 '15 at 11:14
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    Can you edit xml files under %APPDATA%\Notepad++ ? Mar 11 '15 at 11:22
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    @Ramhound I can't finish installing because I'm not system administrator
    – sceri
    Mar 11 '15 at 11:31
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    @malakrsnaslava Yes, I can edit these XMLs
    – sceri
    Mar 11 '15 at 11:33
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    Solved. I manually removed "plugin_install_temp" directory from %APPDATA%\Notepad++ @malakrsnaslava Thanks for clue.
    – sceri
    Mar 11 '15 at 13:25

To 'reset' the plugin updates, you need to delete the below file.


Deleting this file will also result in the cleanup of the "plugin_install_temp" directory upon the next startup of the application.

Source: https://github.com/bruderstein/nppPluginManager/blob/master/pluginManager/src/PluginManager.cpp#L341

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    In my case the xml-File was not in AppData but in the installDir of NPP. But the solution worked nonetheless.
    – bluelDe
    Nov 13 '15 at 11:42
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    Thank you. With Notepad++ Portable, I've found this file in ...\Notepad++Portable\Data\Config\plugins\config Dec 5 '16 at 18:27
  • This answer gives the wrong path to the plugins folder if Notepad++ was not installed to the default location. A better, more general, answer is the one given by Wikis.
    – AlainD
    Aug 12 '17 at 19:41

The other answers did not work for me because those files did not exist. Nor could I find them in another location using Windows-7 search.

However, they did exist. I found their location via Notepad++. In the menu select:

Plugins -> Plugin Manager -> Show Plugin Manager

then in the pop up press


At the bottom of this dialog is a section marked Information. This will start:

Plugin Config path is:

Open this location in Windows Explorer. You will need to delete files from this location. But before you then delete these files, close Notepad++. (I have seen some files recreated if Notepad++ was left open.)

Then delete these files:

  • PluginManager.ini
  • PluginManagerPlugins.xml
  • PluginManagerPlugins.zip

and the folder

  • plugin_install_temp

Then start Notepad++ again. Here you may see the Notepad ++ Plugin Manager dialog. Ensure that any plugins are checked and press

Ignore Selected Updates

Finally, return to the Plugin Manager:

Plugins -> Plugin Manager -> Show Plugin Manager



and uncheck:

Notify of plugin updates at startup

Probably some of these steps (eg deleting all these files) are redundant but this worked for me.

  • This is a good answer, but gives too much (and inaccurate) information. Firstly, the plugin_install_temp, folder does NOT need to be deleted. It will be deleted automatically on the next start of Notepad++. Secondly, the bit about ignoring selected updates was NOT asked by the OP and should be marked eg. "Do the following if you wish to ignore updates in future" or left out. It should not included as part of the answer.
    – AlainD
    Aug 12 '17 at 19:45
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    It is worth noticing that for me issue has gone only when I deleted also PluginManagerGpup.xml - see notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/11243/…
    – Eadel
    Aug 31 '17 at 8:19
  • Adding to what eadel says, all the wikis steps plus the gpup file as well.
    – J. G.
    Apr 18 '19 at 16:20

I manually removed "plugin_install_temp" directory from %APPDATA%\Notepad++


I resolved this by re-installing plugin manager (check Plugin Manager under Installed tab and choose reinstall)

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    This is what cases it for me in the first place
    – pcnate
    Mar 6 '17 at 14:19

Delete PluginManagerGpup.xml from ...\%APPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins\config and/or your local ...\Notepad++\plugins\config directories.


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