Looking to download and install Eclipse Mars on Windows?
I’m going to explain you where you can find the package.
I’ll also guide you through the different installation steps.
What is Eclipse?
Eclipse is an integrated development environment (IDE). Its primary use is for developing Java applications. But other programming languages are also supported.
The initial Eclipse codebase originated from IBM VisualAge. Today it is free and open-source software maintained by the Eclipse Foundation.
Step #1: Prerequisites
Eclipse requires Java to run. Let’s check if you have Java installed on your system.
Click on the Windows button. Then type “cmd” in the search box.
Click on the
Wait for the command prompt to open.
Type “java -version” and press
The above command prints the installed Java version.
It also prints the whether you have the 32 or 64-bit version of Java.
Take note of this as you will need it in the next step.
If you do not have Java installed on your system. Check following post which details how to install a Java Development Kit on Windows 10.
Step #2: Download
Head over to the Eclipse Mars 2 Packages download page.
We will download the
Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers package.
Click on your Windows version. This needs to match with the Java version installed on your system!
In this guide, we will install the 64-bit version.
Wait for the download to complete.
Step #3: Install
Open the location of the downloaded package.
Right-click the ZIP archive file. Select
Select an extract destination for the Eclipse Mars files.
In this example, we extract in
Extract. This extracts all Eclipse Mars files under
From now on we refer to this location as
Step #4: Run
To run Eclipse Mars navigate to the
[ECLIPSE_MARS_INSTALL_DIR] installation directory.
Application file called
eclipse and double-click on it.
On Windows 10 a pop-up window will appear:
The app you're trying to install isn't a verified app from the Store
Eclipse will start and prompt for a default workspace location.
If needed change the default location and click
Wait for Eclipse Mars to open.
To verify the installed version click on
Help and then on
About Eclipse as shown below.
This shows the Eclipse version:
Mars.2 Release (4.5.2).
Congratulations, you have installed Eclipse Mars on Windows 10!
Now it’s time to look at some basic examples on how to use Eclipse.
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