Notepad++ - how to install plugin by copy dll file to npp plugins directory

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In this article, we would like to show you how to install Notepad++ plugin by copy dll file to npp plugins directory.

The most important part is to create directory of plugin without version.


  • After download:┬á HexEditor_0.9.8_x64
  • Plugin directory: HexEditor

1. Download the plugin (zip file)

2. Unzip plugin

3. Open location of Notepad++ and copy plugin directory without version.

In this case downloaded zip file: 


Unzipped file: 

  • HexEditor_0.9.8_x64


3.1 Location of plugins on my PC (Windows OS):

  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins


3.2 Location of HexEditor plugin on my PC (Windows OS):

  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\HexEditor


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