Guide to installing Hugo on your Windows

  • Open Windows Explorer in Local Disk (C:)
  • Create a new folder: C:\Hugo
  • Create a subfolders in the Hugo folder: C:\Hugo\bin & C:\Hugo\Sites
  • Now download the latest Hugo executable form GitHub.
  • Extract all contents to your C:\Hugo\bin folder.

Or Install in any folder you want.

Add Hugo to your Windows PATH settings:

  • Open Windows Search.
  • Type View advanced system settings and Press enter.
  • Now Dialog-box will appear named System Properties
  • Click Environment Variables under Advanced tab.
  • In the System variables section > select the row Path > click Edit button.
  • Click New and Paste the PATH variable C:\Hugo\bin
  • Click OK and exit.

Verify the Executable

  • Open the Terminal, type hugo help and press the Enter key.
  • To check version: hugo version

Other ways to install

  • If you use Chocolatey or Scoop for package management.
  1. Chocolatey
  2. Scoop


  1. Hugo
  2. Hugo Releases
  3. Chocolatey
  4. Scoop