When attempting to update the Notepad++ AutoSave plugin you may receive an error from the Notepad++ Plugin Manager. The issue is likely either related directly to the AutoSave plugin or related to Windows 64-bit operating systems. Either way you can manually update the plugin easily by using the below directions which include an example of upgrading AutoSave 1.2 to AutoSave 1.3.
Notepad++ AutoSave Plugin Update Via Plugin Manager Error:
Installation Error: Installation of AutoSave failed.
Upgrade Notepad++ AutoSave Version 1.2 To AutoSave Version 1.3:
Again this example includes upgrading AutoSave 1.2 to AutoSave 1.3 on a Windows 7 64 bit computer. If you have the same issue on a Windows 32 bit OS then simply modify the Program File paths noted below from “C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++” to “C:\Program Files\Notepad++”.
- Download AutoSave 1.3: Click here to download the AutoSave_dll_1v30.zip, or the Notepad++ AutoSave version 1.3 plugin, file from Frank Stellari’s Google site. If you want to check to verify that version 1.3 is the latest version of the AutoSave plugin then click here.
- Unzip AutoSave DLL Files: Now unzip the AutoSave_dll_1v30.zip file to reveal the contents which will include AutoSaveA.dll, AutoSaveU.dll, and license.txt. The AutoSaveA.dll file is for the ANSI version of Notepad++ and the AutoSaveU.dll file is for the Unicode version of Notepad++.
- Copy AutoSave DLL To Notepad++ Plugins Directory: If Notepad++ is open close it and then open the below directory in Windows Explorer.
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins
This directory will list all of the plugins installed in Notepad++ which will include the AutoSaveU.dll or AutoSaveA.dll file that is providing an error when attempting to be upgraded with the Notepad++ Plugin Manager. Depending on which DLL is located in this folder copy the new one such as AutoSaveU.dll into the Notepad++ plugins directory which will open a warning similar to the below example image.
Click Move and Replace near the top of the warning to move the new AutoSaveU.dll file into place.
- Verify Notepad++ AutoSave Plugin Installed: Now open Notepad++ and click on Plugins in the top navigation menu. If AutoSave is installed properly you will see Auto Save in the Plugins drop down as shown in the below example.
As you can see above the Notepad++ Auto Save plugin has now been installed and is displaying in the Plugins drop down menu. To configure the Auto Save plugin click Options in the Auto Save fly out menu to display the Auto Save plugin configurable options as shown in the below example image.
Now that the Notepad++ Auto Save plugin has been manually updated you will stop receiving the Plugin Manager’s AutoSave update warning every time you open Notepad++.