Emacs or EMACS is a free and open-source text editor for all the major operating systems. You can download and install emacs for Windows, Linux, and macOS. And also it is among the oldest free and open source projects still under development. Here we are going to learn how to install Emacs text editor on Windows 11 computers.
If you are interested in any other text editor, then you can read other Text Editor related blogs. You can check our guide on how to install Notepad++ on Windows 11. At the time of writing this article Emacs 28, is the latest version of Emacs.
How to Download Emacs Text Editor on Windows 11
Here in this section, we will discuss how to download and install Emacs 28 on Windows 11. For that, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Open any browser and search for Emacs and open the link from gnu.org
Step 2: On the download page you have to select your operating system after that it will redirect you to the download page. There just click on the main GNU FTP server. (You can directly click this link to download the Emacs Text Editor)
Step 3: After that you will find a list of all the Emacs releases, just select the latest one.
Note:- At the time of writing this article Emacs 28 was the latest version of Emacs.
Step 4: Now you will find all the different download options, just click on emacs-28.1-installer.exe to download the Emacs text editor installer file.
You will download a zip file. You have to extract that zip. After extracting, open the Emacs folder inside it, and you will find the bin folder, here look for the Emacs Application and create a desktop shortcut to use it.
That’s it. This is how you can download the Emacs text editor on Windows. Now let us discuss how we can install the text editor on Windows operating system.
How to Install Emacs Text Editor on Windows 11
Step 1: Open the Emacs installer file, here allow windows permission. After that click on ‘Next‘.
Step 2: On the next window, read the license agreement. If you accept the terms of the agreement, click on ‘I Agree‘ to continue.
Step 3: After that, select the installation location where you want to install the Emacs text editor. Or else, you can also install it on the default installation location and click on ‘Install‘ to start the installation.
Step 4: Installation will take some time, wait until the installation process completes. Once completed you will get a window with confirmation, here click on ‘Next‘.
Step 5: Now give a name to the start menu folder, by default it is ‘Emacs-28.1‘. If you want you can give another name and click on “Next“. You will also find an option not to create a start menu folder at the bottom and click on ‘Close’.
That’s it. This is how you can download and install Emacs Text Editor on Windows 11. I hope this article was helpful to you. If you liked the article then you can share it with your friends.
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