Notepad++ Updater

Since version 4.6 Notepad++ uses Generic Updater (GUP) to update itself and plugins.

Known Update Targets

Official Ways for Disabling

Notepad++ provides an official way to disable updates, see [1].

Support by Update Freezer

Update Freezer disables Notepad++ updater by renaming GUP directory [2]. Original directory path and renamed path are the following:

Note: Supported since version 1.7.

Drawbacks of Update Freeze

By disabling automated updates you have a risk to stay unprotected from vulnerabilities covered by regular maintenance updates of software.


  1. Disable auto-update in Notepad++
  2. Notepad plus plus