Start Datashare

Find the application on your computer and have it running locally in your browser.

Open the Windows main menu at the left of the bar at the bottom of your computer screen and click on 'Datashare'. (The numbers after 'Datashare' just indicate which version of Datashare you installed.)

A window called 'Terminal' will have opened, showing the progress of opening Datashare. Do not close this black window as long as you use Datashare.

Keep this Terminal window open as long as you use Datashare.

Datashare should now automatically open in your default internet browser. If it doesn’t, type "localhost:8080" in your browser. Datashare must be accessed from your internet browser (Firefox, Chome, etc), even though it works offline without Internet connection (see FAQ: Can I use Datashare with no internet connection?).

It's now time to add documents to Datashare.

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