How to Install Notepad++ on Windows 11

Installing Notepad++ on your Windows 11 computer is a straightforward process. Follow these steps to download and install the text editor:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome

  1. Click on the Start menu (Windows icon) at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
  2. Type "Google Chrome" in the search bar.
  3. Click on Google Chrome to open the browser.

Step 2: Go to the Notepad++ Download Page

  1. In Google Chrome, go to the address bar at the top of the browser window.
  2. Type and press Enter.

Step 3: Download Notepad++ Installer

  1. On the Notepad++ downloads page, find the latest version of Notepad++.
  2. Click on the Download button next to the latest release.
  3. You will be redirected to the download page. Click on the Installer link to download the setup file.
  4. The download will start automatically. If prompted, click Save to save the installation file to your computer.

Step 4: Run the Installer

  1. Once the download is complete, click on the npp.[version].Installer.exe file at the bottom of the Google Chrome browser window. If you don’t see it, you can find it in your Downloads folder.
  2. If a User Account Control prompt appears asking if you want to allow this app to make changes to your device, click Yes.

Step 5: Install Notepad++

  1. The Notepad++ Setup wizard will open. Select your preferred language and click OK.
  2. Click Next on the welcome screen.
  3. Read and accept the license agreement by clicking I Agree.
  4. Choose the destination folder for Notepad++ and click Next.
  5. Select the components you want to install. The default options are usually sufficient. Click Next.
  6. Choose the start menu folder where the shortcuts will be created and click Install.
  7. The installation process will begin. This may take a few minutes.
  8. Once the installation is complete, click Finish. You can choose to launch Notepad++ immediately by keeping the Run Notepad++ option checked.

Step 6: Open Notepad++

  1. After installation, Notepad++ should open automatically. If it does not, you can open it manually by clicking the Start menu, typing "Notepad++," and selecting Notepad++.


You have successfully installed Notepad++ on your Windows 11 computer. You can now start using Notepad++ for text editing, coding, and other tasks with its powerful features and plugins.