How do I uninstall Notepad++?

 

After reading some of the posts here extolling the virtues of Notepad++, I decided to install it. I poked around in it a few times, but I didn't like it and want to uninstall it. But how do I that? It's not listed as an installed program in Control Panel. I probably could delete the folder where it lives, but that sounds a bit hairy. Any suggestions?

Phil

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How did you "install" it? If you downloaded the .ZIP package, no uninstall is needed - just delete the N++ folder. If you used the N++ installer, it creates an entry that show up in Control Panel.

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It is as WAASup said. But

It is as WAASup said. But what didn't you like about it?

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I like it so far

Funny, after seeing several mentions of it on this site and elsewhere I downloaded it and gave it a try. So far I like it. I've added a few plugins and there are a couple of more that look interesting. It looks like a keeper to me.

Why I'm not nuts about Notepad++

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

It is as WAASup said. But what didn't you like about it?

I use Notepad to create all of my custom POI's and really don't need all of the functions that ++ has. Plus, the font size is so small that it's difficult to read. Yeah, yeah, I know, there's probably a really simple way of making the font size larger, but I just never embraced ++ in the first place. Besides, what's easier to use than Notepad?

Phil

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The uninstall is in the directory

If you go to where it was installed

(on mine it was "C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe" )

There should be an 'uninstall.exe' program there. Just run it and it will remove itself.

Can't find an "uninstall" program

donbadabon wrote:

If you go to where it was installed

(on mine it was "C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe"
There should be an 'uninstall.exe' program there. Just run it and it will remove itself.

Thanks for that suggestion, but I looked for some kind of "uninstall" program but couldn't find one. I went to the ++ Web site, but there was nothing helpful there, either. I really do want to get rid of it. Oh, well...

Phil

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Nice tool for uninstalling

Look for Revo Uninstaller, that's what I always use when using a Windows PC...

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Revo

spera wrote:

Look for Revo Uninstaller, that's what I always use when using a Windows PC...

I also use Revo and have been using it for years. It is a far better program to uninstall an unwanted program since it also removes anything in the registry which otherwise gets left behind.

As for notepad++, it is also much better than Windows notepad. Again I have been using this free program for years. One thing for instance, it allows you to open far larger TXT files. MS Windows notepad has a much lower size limitation for TXT files. Notepad++ also remembers quite a number of recently opened TXT files.

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Notepad ++ and its features

plunder wrote:

I use Notepad to create all of my custom POI's and really don't need all of the functions that ++ has. Plus, the font size is so small that it's difficult to read. Yeah, yeah, I know, there's probably a really simple way of making the font size larger, but I just never embraced ++ in the first place. Besides, what's easier to use than Notepad?

The font size is no different than the default for Notepad. Notepad++ however has a zoom function, which you can use to make the text bigger.

As to what's easier? Notepad++ is just as easy to use as Notepad. Its main benefits for me are that it opens files in tabs, and that when working on HTML, XML, GPX, or any file that has a command structure, Notepad++ immediately color codes it so that you know what is a command and what is text. There are other useful features such as being able to perform a search query across every file currently open in Notepad++, and supporting Linux line breaks for text files (VERY important for Android). If I recall correctly, Linux line breaks were the entire reason Notepad++ was brought to POI Factory's attention.

I will never go back to Notepad, but I understand that Notepad++ isn't for everybody. In my experience, Notepad is far too basic for any serious work, and I really don't relish opening Word or Extra POI Editor every time I want to make a quick edit, such as a global spellcheck and replace, to a GPX file.

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