[Fix] Cannot Install Notepad++ Plugins – Installation Failed

notepad++ plugin cannot install - firewall

Notepad++ is one of the excellent open-source text editors available. Many users replace the plain old Notepad with Notepad++, as the latter has a lot of features and is also lightweight. You may be knowing that the functionality of Notepad++ can be extended by installing third-party plugins into it using the built-in Plugins Admin feature.

On some computers, you may be unable to install any plugins using the Plugins Admin feature. When trying to install a plugin, it restarts Notepad but does not install the chosen plugin even though you’ve tried both x86 and 64-bit versions. On some versions you may see the following error:

Installation Error: Installation of plugin failed

This issue may persist even if the
We’ll see how to resolve the Notepad++ plugins installation issue.

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Add “Open with Notepad++” to the Right-Click Menu

Notepad++ right-click menu in Windows

Many users have replaced Notepad with Notepad++ as the default text editor on their computers. Others use Notepad++ only when needed, and launch it via the Open with menu and choose Notepad++ from the list of options.

This post tells you how to add the Open with Notepad++ command to the right-click menu for text files in Windows. This tip is especially helpful for those who use the Notepad++ portable copy.Read more