Not getting UiPath in programs



I have installed UiPath community edition for training purpose, after installation I am able to user uipath but once closed, I am unable to open uipath again. It is not available in Programs, nor on desktop, nowhere. I searched uipath in program files and everywhere I can but not getting that. Can anyone help ? I am using Windows 8.1


UiPath Community is just an .exe file it doesn’t have installer setup like UiPath Studio.

additional info on OS.


The problem is - every time when I run the exe, my previous settings are lost, installed packages are lost. I need to reinstall packages everytime, need to work on my project from scratch. I am sure this is not the way it should work, I must be missing something ?


@MaroofRaini Actually not, and, indeed, it may be a bit confusing. UiPath CE installer is an exe file. But when you run the exe it it will unpack everything in %AppData\Local\UiPath\app-.... Next time do not run the downloaded installer again (it does override) but search for it in Start->Programs (it will open the .exe from AppData) and create a shortcut.
Hope it helps.

Installation issue in community Edition
Trouble with installation, reopening as new setup each time
Community edition posible bug?


Yes, running the installer overrides the AppData folder and starts UiPath Studio.

Trouble with installation, reopening as new setup each time

Thanks @badita for your reply, however this is the problem that UiPath is not available in Start->Program.


Is it in %AppData\Local\UiPath\app-...?


I got it at %AppData\Local\UiPath\app-2016.2.6274.33252\UiPathStudio.exe and created a shortcut on desktop. It working as expected. Thanks for all your help.


This explains everything.
Wondering if there was any “How to Install Community Edition”-like manual?



Thank you.
Just an idea, may be How to Install Community Edition will be easily understood when separated from the Trial Version of the complete platform installation (.msi)? And may be put the link on Community Edition download page?

By the way, leads to 404 now.

From the paragraph:
Start Free - A free Community license can be requested, lasting for a limited period of time, which is renewable. This option can only be activated online. The Robot that comes with the Community Edition Studio can only be connected to the UiPath Orchestrator Comunity Edition…


Thanks a lot