Instal Protege5 Win

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Win-logo.jpg Protege 5 Installation instructions for Windows

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Go to the main Protege 5 installation page


Protege Desktop 5.0 is distributed in the form of a ZIP file from the main Protege website, and includes the 64-bit Java Runtime Environment (JRE). So, it is not necessary to have Java pre-installed on your computer to run Protege.

Download the ZIP file

  • Go to the Products page on the Protege website.
  • Click the "Download for Windows" button to download the ZIP file to your machine.


Unzip Protege

Once the download completes, navigate to the folder where the ZIP file was downloaded. On a Windows machine, this will typically be your "Downloads" folder, e.g., "C:/Users/<your-username>/Downloads".

Right-click on the ZIP file and choose "Extract All..." from the context menu to launch the Extract Compressed Folders dialog. Click the Browse... button to select a destination for your Protege Desktop installation, e.g., the "C:/Program Files" folder:


InstallP5 ExtractFilesDialog.png


Protege Desktop will be extracted to your selected destination into a folder called "Protege_5.0.0":


InstallP5 ProtegeUnzipped.png


Launch Protege

There are two ways to launch Protege:

  1. Double-click on the Protege.exe, or
  2. Double-click on run.bat - which will start Protege also showing the console.

For quicker access to Protege Desktop going forward, right-click on the Protege.exe file and select "Send to" -> "Desktop (create shortcut)". This will create a shortcut to Protege Desktop's launcher on your Windows Desktop.


Troubleshooting

Q: When I double-click on the run script, nothing happens, or I see a window that comes up, and goes away!

A: Try running Protege using the run.bat from a console and report any errors displayed in the console window on the Protege User Support mailing list.

  • How to run Protege from the console on Windows:
    • Click the Start menu
    • Type cmd in the search box and press the Enter key
    • In the resulting Command Prompt, change to the directory where you unzipped Protege (e.g., cd "C:\Program Files\Protege_5.0_beta")
    • Type run.bat.

Then report the results back on the protege-user mailing list.


See more troubleshooting help on the main Protege 5 installation page

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