How to install and configure CMake in windows

Step#1: download Cmake

  • Download the Cmake software through this link—>
  • Go to the download section
  • Select option as window’s x64 zip
  • After complete download extract files by using WinRAR software

Step#2: set binaries

  • First, open the CMake folder and locate the bin folder
  • Second, at this point, open the bin folder and copy the path
  • Third the path will look something like this —> C:\Users\Mohammed Anees\Desktop\libraries\Cmake\cmake-3.20.1-windows-x86_64\cmake-3.20.1-windows-x86_64\bin

Next, go to this pc—>properties—>advanced system settings—> environment variables

Select the path and edit it

Caution! Don’t delete the existing path

What do I mean by that?

I mean you need to keep the existing path as it is


Here’s an example

existing path;bin-folder-path

Yep! That is an existing path where it ends, as I have shown, first, add(semicolon ; ), and, then paste bin-folder-path

Thats it!

in some pc, you might get a different window like below in that case you no need to add( semicolon ; ) just click new and paste  the bin path

Step#3: check whether you install it right

  • Win+x —>Go to Run —> type CMD—> then type the below command
cmake --version

Step#4: Create CMake-GUI on desktop

  • Open CMake folder—>bin—> CMake-gui—> right click—> send to desktop

Mohammed Anees

Hey there, welcome to aneescraftsmanship I am Mohammed Anees an independent developer/blogger. I like to share and discuss the craft with others plus the things which I have learned because I believe that through discussion and sharing a new world opens up

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