Install on Windows

It will help you set up the software on your computer.

Standard (Windows 7 Service Pack 2 or newer version)

Uninstall any prior standard version

Before we start, please uninstall any prior standard version of Datashare if you had already installed it. You can follow these steps:

Download Datashare

Go to, scroll down and click 'Download for free'.

The file "datashare-X.Y.Z.exe" is now downloaded. Double click on the name of the file in order to execute it.

Allow Datashare to install

As Datashare is not signed, this popup asks for your permission. Don't click 'Don't run' but click 'More info':

Click 'Run anyway':

It asks if you want to allow the app to make changes to your device. Click 'Yes':

Install Datashare

On the Installer Wizard, as you need to download and install OpenJDK11 if it is not installed on your device, click 'Install':

The following windows with progress bars will be displayed:

Choose a language and click 'OK':

Install Tesseract OCR

To install Tesseract OCR, click the following buttons on the Installer Wizard's windows:

Untick 'Show README' and click 'Finish':

Finally, click "Close" to close the installer of TesseractOCR.

Install Datashare.jar

It now downloads the back end and the front end, Datashare.jar:

When it is finished, click 'Close':

You can now start Datashare!

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Datashare is an open source project by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists