We’ve told recently released Notepad 7.5.9 lets you replace Notepad with Notepad++, the developer of the application has released Notepad++ 7.6 with a new plugins Admin module that allows users to install new plugins and update or remove the already installed plugins. If you update from the previous version of Notepad++ to this, the application may no longer show the non-default plugins under Plugins menu item, this happens with the 32-bit version, the developer has shared a workaround for missing plugins to show up in NPP interface.
Notepad++ with Plugin Manager
Plugin Admin shows a list of plugins installed, users can install, update/remove the existing plugins.
To open the new plugin manager, launch Notepad++, click on Plugins > Plugin Admin.
Plugins not shown issue and fix
Since this version of NPP loads the plugins from
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins the directory, after installing the update, you can notice some plugins won’t load, to fix that, find those plugins at this location
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Notepad++\plugins and move them to
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins\ the folder.
Restart Notepad++, the plugins will now be available for access under Plugins menu item.