How to install ImageJ’s non-portable version?

Good day! :slightly_smiling:

I am newbie in ImageJ, I have already installed it from its official web-site:

But I cannot find its folder neither in C:\Program Files nor
in C:\Program Files (x86) folder. But I have the C:\Users\Giorgi\Downloads\ImageJ\plugins
folder instead, and I was told that I have got ImageJ’s portable version and
therefore I cannot install some plugins, particularly “ITCN ImageJ Plugin”.
What can I do? How can I install ImageJ’s non-portable version? :sunglasses:

If you download the ImageJ *.zip file (e.g. with a bundled Java/JRE runtime if you don’t have Java installed on your Operating System) or FIJI:

Just unzip the file and then you will find the typical ImageJ folder structure in the unzipped location .

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Which one should I download? Three files are available:

I actually downloaded all three files and installed all of them, but still I cannot find its folder neither in C:\Program Files nor in C:\Program Files (x86) folder.

What is unzipped location? I need it to be in C folder as in case of usual programs.


if you have a 64-bit Windows Operating system you can download the “bundled with Java 1.8.0_60” which is essentially ImageJ bundled with one of the latest Java Runtime Environment which is needed to run ImageJ.

In some cases people need an older Java runtime or they have a 32-bit Windows - that’s why there are several download options.

Then you download the application bundled in a *zip file. Please control your default download location of your browser.

You can then copy the downloaded .zip file to C:\ or C:\Program Files (whatever your preferences are) and then extract the archive there - please note that this file is not a Windows installer!. A folder with ImageJ is created in this folder (see below) you can execute ImageJ.exe to start ImageJ on Windows.

Here the ImageJ documentation:

I would recommend to always use for downloads, as this website serves the latest files of both Fiji (recommended for all life science-related users) and ImageJ2, both of which both provide backwards compatibility to ImageJ 1.x but offer lots of additional functionality, including automated updates. For more information about the different flavors of ImageJ, use as a general entry point.


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Yes, I have a 64-bit Windows 7 Operating system.

I did everything this. Besides I copied two plugins in plugins folder, one of them is Automatic Nuclei Counter plug-in. The video that I downloaded from youtube indicates me that this plugin should be in ImageJ, but
it is not, what can I do?

Besides, when I launched ImageJ.exe file this error appeared (however the ImageJ program itself was launched successfully):

The error error in opening zip file means that the ZIP file you downloaded is corrupt somehow. Usually (but not always) this happens as a result of an incomplete download. Try downloading it again.

I have downloaded the bundled with Java 1.8.0_60 (70MB) file completely, I have installed it (I
launched the ImageJ.exe file by Run as Administrator), now this folder is in C:\Program Files (x86) folder –
and nothing!

Can anybody help me? :grin:

Did you download the ICTN plugin again as Curtis suggested?

ICTN plugin :

Please control if you have a valid download.

Yes, I downloaded it, but it does not help.

Giorgi. What happens if you install (unzip) ImageJ on Windows in a public location (and then install the plugin)?

Do you have ImageJ itself working? Are you using ImageJ 1.x, or ImageJ2? If you do not know: please download and unzip ImageJ2 from and see whether that works. Do not place it into “Program Files” though—put it somewhere in your user folder such as Desktop.

Once ImageJ is up and running: double check that your downloaded ICTN_.jar is exactly 14,767 bytes in size. Then place it in your ImageJ folder’s plugins folder, and launch ImageJ. There will be two new commands:

  • Plugins :arrow_forward: ITCN
  • Plugins :arrow_forward: ITCN Runner

Note that the documentation on the web site lists the wrong location for the plugins. They are actually not in a Filters subfolder, and the T and C are reversed in the filename vs. the menu name.

You can also find them by pressing L for the Command Finder and typing “ITCN” into the box.