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Notepad++: File missing from v5.5 distribution?

I opted to update a plugin. This wasn't successful and now am getting an alert telling me that the file gpup.exe is missing whenever I start Notepad++ Portable. Here are the details:

I just upgraded to version 5.5. When I restarted it told me there was an update to one of my plugins (change bars) and offered to update it for me. I accepted. Then it told me that it would have to install another couple of plugins and that it would do it without asking, which I assume it did. Then I had to restart.

When I restart it tells me that: There are still some pending actions to complete installing or removing some plugins. Would you like to do these now (Notepad++ will be restarted)?

I select yes. Then I get another Notepad++ Plugin Manager alert that says: A file needed by the plugin manager (gpup.exe) is not present under the updater directory. You should update or reinstall the Plugin Manager to fix this problem. Notepad++ will not restart.

I can't find the gpup.exe file anywhere under the PortableApps\Notepad++Portable directory.

I now get those messages every time I start Notepad++ portable. I don't know if this is a general Notepad++ problem or a Notepad++Portable specific problem. Please can someone investigate?

Thank you

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Did you

update to Revision 2?

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pms549 (not verified)
Thanks. That's an improvement...

Thanks. That's an improvement. I hadn't noticed Rev 2. After I installed it the message went away and the installation proceeded... Then I got the following message however:

plugins\Config\NppPluginMargin.xml is missing
This plugin is not compatible with current version of Notepad++.
Do you want to remove this plugin from plugins directory to prevent this message from the next launch time?

I don't know whether this is a bug caused by a missing file or something else. It seems strange that Notepad++ would have replaced an existing plugin by one that isn't compatible with this version. Any ideas?

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Notepad++ Itself

That's Notepad++ itself and this happens with a good number of releases. Normally it's hidden as the installer disables all the plugins (which leaves many users wondering where they went).

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pms549 (not verified)

Okay. That's fine. I'm not particularly bothered about colours in the margin anyway, if that's what that plugin does. Thank you.

pms549 (not verified)
Preferences lost

Oh... Not a big problem, but I just noticed that at some stage during the update all my personal preferences were lost and Notepad++ forgot which files I had open.

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The same issues

Yes, I've notice this too. My custom languages highlighting is "lost" and it doesn't remember the files I had open.

Kind of annoying but as long as I can get it back I guess I can live with it.

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/me notes that initial

/me notes that initial release of notepad++ (NOTE: NOT THE PORTABLE VERSION) have the same tendency that pidgin has:

They are rubbish.

And yes, the mascot-icon looks like crap. I saw it on a friends computer (I was the person that told her to install it, and was completely blown away by the trashiness of it.)

So, I would stick with the old version until the new version bugs have been ironed out. Actually, I'm still using version 4.8 on my computer, and version 5.4.5 on the portable. I upgraded because Notepad++ was always losing my files. I just started it tonight, and the darned thing did it again. Looks like it time to downgrade Sad

(Note, i think it has something to do with the file's path not being adjusted. XChat is having the same issue, but I think it has something to do with the way the stick is being mounted at school. God only know what is set up there. They have chrome installed but all the shortcuts are deleted. Huh?).

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You reminded me, the new icon is BAD! It just doesn't fit, I keep looking under the menus for "Joke of the Day" or Randomeyes Number Generator and other clown features. Biggrin

I realize PA.c has nothing to do with the icon choice but since it was mentioned, thought I'd get it off my chest as well. Smile

UPDATE: Ok, this is getting annoying, NP++ just randomly crashed on me. I'm having all kinds of problems with this v5.5r2 release so I thoroughly unrecommend it. Stick with the prior version, until it gets a little more stable. Pity, I really like application, it's been my programmer's editor of choice for a while, replacing the excellent PSPad. Hopefully these issues will be resolved soon.

pms549 (not verified)

Oh. It seems to keep losing all my preferences fairly regularly. It appears it wasn't just a bug with the update. Not sure if does this every time I restart it or if its most times.

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App info folder

I do not know if this is related, but I have noticed a minor issue with a plugin that has its own folder in data\settings\plugins.

This is the addon that I'm using:

The plugin is basically in 2 parts, the part that goes in \App\Notepad++\plugins the "App" part) and the part that goes in \Data\Settings\plugins\config (the "Data" part). I've noticed that the Data part is copied/moved from that folder to the App part during runtime. However, it looks like it culls stuff from Data area when it moves it.

Basically, to make a short story long, to add this plugin, I put the App component where it should be - in the plugins/API folder. The config portion, I put in the Data area, then ran N++. While it was running, I also placed it in the working config directory. Apparently, by doing that, it has now copied it to the Data area, so that whenever I fire it up, I have the right files. Smile

I was just wondering if there was some way to check if the user had placed any additional files/folders in the Data area config settings, that would then always be copied over.

Thanks, and regardless, I'm happy with the workaround. This is an awesome tool!

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Possible fix

I'm adding this for the sake of others who may search for this problem.

I found there is a file called
under the directory where you installed Notepad++ Portable that contains the directions for the plugin updates or removals. Getting rid of that will stop that "There are still some pending actions to complete..." message from popping up every time NPP starts.

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worked for me

Thanks irkreqent. Deleting that file worked for me!

The past two upgrades I've performed for NPP have resulted in quirkiness of this sort. If this continues, I may have to start looking elsewhere for a portable full-featured text editor.

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It works!

Thankyou. It works perfectly.

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