Install TextFX plugin to notepad++

Trying to install TextFX through the plugin manager (Plugins | PLugin Manager | Find available... select TextFX, press Install)

A dialog appears showing download progress from a url starting with: "http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/npp-plugins/TextFX/TextFX%20v"

But then it errors with:

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Installation Error
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Installation of TextFX Characters failed.
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OK   
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On the "Plugin Manager" dialog when I press "Settings" I see this message:

Plugin Config path is:
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\plugins\Config
Plugins in user's AppData directory are disabled - to enable in Notepad++ version 5.9.7 onwards place an empty file called allowAppDataPlugins.xml in the Notepad++ directory.

Anyway, to get around the error above:

I've gone onto SourceForge and tracked down the latest TextFX file to import manually:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/npp-plugins/files/TextFX/TextFX%20v0.26/    

I download and unzip

C:\Users\USERNAME\Downloads\TextFX.v0.26.unicode.bin

Then within NotePad++ I choose "Settings" | "Import" | "Import plugin(s)..." and import the .DLL from that location.

Immediately I see a "TextFX" menu item.

I then exit Notepad++ so I'm no longer running as administrator.

When I restart Notepad++ as non admin I still have the "TextFX" menu, so the plugin has worked.

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