Camtasia (Windows): Installation Instructions


Once Camtasia has been downloaded, it needs to be installed.  If you need to re-download, the latest versions can be found here.  Older versions can be found here. 

  1. Locate the "camtasia.exe" file that was downloaded after purchasing Camtasia.  In most cases, this is going to be in your Downloads folder, which will be in C:\Users\YOUR USERNAME \Downloads\

    *TIP: A quick way to get to your Downloads folder is to look for this button on your task bar.    


    After clicking it, expand the This PC section on the left, and there should be a Downloads folder here.

  2. In the Downloads folder, should be the Camtasia installation file, most likely "camtasia.exe."  Double click this file to begin the installation process. 

  3. Continue through the install wizard to install Camtasia. 

    NOTE:  If you are seeing the screen below when you double click the install file, then Camtasia is already installed on your computer.  Please close out of this window by clicking the X in the upper right hand corner and proceed to step 4. 

  4. Once step 3 is complete, then Camtasia is installed and ready to use.  To open Camtasia...
    • Windows 10
      • Click on the Start button
      • Choose All apps

      • Open the TechSmith folder
      • Select Camtasia 9

    • Windows 8
      • Click on the Start button
      • Click the down button from the Windows tile screen

      • Locate the TechSmith section, and select Camtasia 9

    • Windows 7
      • Click on the Start button
      • Choose All Programs
      • Open the TechSmith folder
      • Select Camtasia 9 

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