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Installing the ARC Commander - Windows

last updated at 2022-12-20

Head to the ARC Commander's GitHub release page. Download the newest release for Windows.

  1. In Windows Explorer, head over to the folder where you downloaded the ARC Commander, e.g. image
  2. You can move the .exe to a desired folder, e.g. to your personal folder
  3. Add the folder with the ARC Commander to your PATH:
    • Open the Start Menu, type in path and click on Edit the system environment variables image
    • Click on Environment Variables..., click on Path and on Edit... in the tab User variables for , click on New and type in the full path to your folder as seen in the example below: image
    • This allows you to start the ARC Commander from any folder
    • Please make sure that you do not have any blank spaces in your path
      💡 Note: If you do not have admin rights on the computer, please open the settings "Edit environment variables for your account" (see screen shot above) and follow the same steps.
  4. Navigate to a folder in which you want to initialize an ARC
  5. Open the Command Prompt (CMD) via typing in cmd in the folder address, press Enter image
  6. Run the ARC Commander from the CMD by executing arc

💡 A global config file will be created the first time you use the ARC Commander in the (hidden) folder <YourDrive>:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\DataPLANT\ArcCommander\

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