Some examples and exercises may have installation instructions that supersede these. Please read the exercise or example page for any updates to these generic instructions.
While the examples and exercises should work from almost any directory as long as the path isn't too long, we recommend that you create one of the following directories for your specific platform. These are the paths we use in most of the example and exercise instructions. Using the same path on your machine will help minimize confusion or mistakes.
On the Linux and Mac OS platforms the MPLAB® X IDE installer will create the MPLABXProjects directory for you.
|Operating System||Directory for Example or Exercise Files|
Click the link to download the required files (usually found on the page that brought you here). Sometimes this will link directly to a file and prompt you for a download location on your machine. If that happens, just download them to the directory you created in step 1 then skip to step 4. Other times, you will be taken to a downloads page on box.com with a list of files to download.
If you are taken to box.com, you will see a screen similar to the one on the right. There are three ways you can download files:
To download all files as a single *.zip file, click the Download button at the top left of the file list.
To download an individual folder as a single *.zip file, click the light gray … button to its right and select Download from the popup menu.
To download a single file, click the light gray Download link to its right.
Download the files to the directory you created in step 1.
Go to the directory you created in step 1, where you should have downloaded the zip file(s) in step 2 or 3.
Unzip the file(s) using your zip utility of choice. You should end up with a folder with the name of the example, class, or exercise that contains all of the required files.