Installing Protégé on Windows

Protege 5.6.2 is distributed in the form of a ZIP file. This includes the 64-bit Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

  1. Go to the download page and click the Download button.
  2. Once the download completes, navigate to the folder where Protégé was downloaded to. This will typically be your “Downloads” folder. For example, “C:/Users/[your-username]/Downloads”.
  3. Right-click on the Protégé file and choose Extract All… from the popup menu to launch the Extract Compressed Folders dialog.
  4. Click the “Browse…” button to select a destination for your Protégé Desktop installation, e.g., the “C:/Program Files” folder:
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    Extract the Protégé ZIP file to "C:/Program Files".
  5. Protege Desktop will be extracted to your selected destination into a folder called “Protege-5.6.2”.
  6. There are two ways to launch Protégé: (1) Double-click on the Protege.exe, or (2) Double-click on run.bat - which will start Protege also showing the console.
  7. 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.