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Prepare Your Computer for Installing ArcGIS Explorer Desktop
  1. Check your computer's ability to run ArcGIS Explorer Desktop. You can download and run a small executable from System Requirements Lab (SRL) to analyze your computer's score for running ArcGIS Explorer Desktop.
  2. Check the system requirements.
  3. Uninstall any previously installed builds of ArcGIS Explorer Desktop, ArcGIS Explorer Desktop Current User, ArcGIS Explorer Desktop SDK for the Microsoft .NET Framework, and ArcGIS Explorer Desktop Expansion Packs.
Download and Install ArcGIS Explorer Desktop
  1. Download ArcGIS Explorer Desktop build 3400.
  2. Once the download is complete, the setup program will start automatically.
  3. Each download provides the opportunity to install ArcGIS Explorer Desktop either for all users on your computer or only for your current user account. Select your preferred option, keeping in mind that to develop add-ins with the ArcGIS Explorer Desktop SDK or to use the Fonts Expansion Pack, you must select the all users option.

    Note: Administrator privileges are required for installing ArcGIS Explorer Desktop for all users.
  4. Click Next. The setup program will guide you through the installation process. More information is available in the ArcGIS Explorer Desktop installation guide.
Download the ArcGIS Explorer Desktop SDK to Develop Custom Add-ins
  1. Make sure you have ArcGIS Explorer Desktop build 3400 and a supported version of Microsoft Visual Studio installed. The ArcGIS Explorer Desktop SDK install guide provides more information regarding supported platforms and development environments.
  2. Download the ArcGIS Explorer Desktop SDK for the Microsoft .NET Framework. Refer to the ArcGIS Explorer Desktop SDK install guide for any questions regarding the installation process.
Download Fonts Expansion Pack

To add more Esri fonts for use with ArcGIS Explorer Desktop build 3400, download the Fonts Expansion Pack. Esri fonts are used when displaying ArcGIS layer files and layer packages.

Download Help for Use Behind a Firewall

ArcGIS Explorer Desktop uses a web-based help system. If you are connected to the Internet, you do not need local help files. If you are behind a firewall or disconnected from the Internet, you can download this compressed file containing local help files.

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