A Beginner's Guide to Installing MongoDB on Windows 10

A Beginner's Guide to Installing MongoDB on Windows 10

In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and set up MongoDB on a Windows10 machine step by step.

so, let's get started...

If you're looking to start developing applications with MongoDB, the first step is to install it on your computer. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of installing MongoDB on a Windows 10 machine.

If you are using macOS then click here.

How to install MongoDB on Windows10 step by step

1. Download the MongoDB MSI Installer Package

Go to the download page at


Choose your OS and your desired MongoDB version and Click Download.

2. Install MongoDB with the Installation Wizard

Now navigate to your downloads folder and double click on the .msi package you just downloaded, it will launch the installation wizard.


Make sure to select 'Install MongoD as service' while installing.

 3. Create the Data Folders to Store our Databases

Navigate to the C Drive on your computer using Explorer and create a new directory data/db here.

4. Update Environment Varialbe

Open "Edit the system environment variable -> Advanced -> Environment Variables"


Click on Path -> Edit


Copy the path of installed MongoDB Server("C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\6.0\bin").

Click on New -> paste the installed MongoDB Server path. -> Click on "OK".


Click OK and close the "Edit System Environment Variable" screen. We have done the path setup. 

5. Verify That Setup was Successful

Open the command prompt and type "mongod --version". You should get output like below:

db version v6.0.0
Build Info: {
    "version": "6.0.0",
    "gitVersion": "e61bf27c2f6a83fed36e5a13c008a32d563babe2",
    "modules": [],
    "allocator": "tcmalloc",
    "environment": {
        "distmod": "windows",
        "distarch": "x86_64",
        "target_arch": "x86_64"

We can see the MongoDB version is "6.0.0" and other information.

This means that you have successfully installed and set up MongoDB on your local system!

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MongoDB on your Windows 10 machine. Now you can start using MongoDB for your next application development project.

 Installing MongoDB on Windows 10 is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few steps. With MongoDB installed, you have a powerful tool at your disposal for building robust and scalable applications.

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