How to install DataSnipper

Easily install DataSnipper Platform and get your organization ready to start Snipping

Prerequisites

  1. The installation link is provided to you by a DataSnipper contact. Please reach out to us if you haven't received yours. (e.g. DataSnipper Installer Vx.x.x.zip)
  2. Microsoft Excel installed, works with all versions from 2010 and up (32 bits or 64 bits)
  3. Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (VSTO) is installed. If you don't know if VSTO is installed, you can assume it is installed. If not, install from the following location: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48217

You do not need to remove older versions of DataSnipper, as they are deleted after installing a newer version.

Recommended system requirements of DataSnipper

Below you can find the recommended system requirements for DataSnipper. Please note that DataSnipper will run on a system with lower specifications, however, these system requirements are highly recommended for a smooth experience.

  • Windows Operating system
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 or later
  • 8GB RAM
  • 2.5GHz Processor
  • 200Mb free storage space

Installing DataSnipper - Setup.msi

  1. Download the setup package from the installation link

  2. Unzip the setup package (e.g. DataSnipper Installer Vx.x.x.zip) In the setup package you will find the following files:

    1. Setup.msi
    2. license.txt
    3. Installation notes.pdf
    4. Changelog.html

DataSnipper recommends that you only install our application to the default location, “C:\Program Files (x86)”. Installing it anywhere else is considered an unsafe practice.

3. Run Setup.msi, follow the steps in the installation wizard to install DataSnipper. If you encounter any problem make sure to unzip the installation package and Visual Studio 201 Tools for Office Runtime (VSTO) is installed.  

If you want to deploy DataSnipper for multiple users through the command line or without a separate license file, please read here further.

Open Excel

Open Microsoft Excel and DataSnipper should be visible in the Microsoft Excel Ribbon! Import any file by clicking Import Documents and check if the document shows up.

If this is not the case, try enabling DataSnipper.