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Download BORIS for Microsoft-Windows

Please acknowledge and cite the use of this software and its authors when results are used in publications or published elsewhere:

Friard, O. and Gamba, M. (2016), BORIS: a free, versatile open-source event-logging software for video/audio coding and live observations. Methods Ecol Evol, 7: 1325–1330.


General information

The user guide is available at So take a look before asking ;-)

The first launch of BORIS (just after downloading/unzipping or installing) can be long. So be patient (depending on your system it can require 1 minute).

It is normal to see a black window when you launch BORIS. Do not be affraid, it is the Windows Command Prompt and you do not have to use it (see for details). Do not close it.

BORIS for Windows Portable v.8.20.3

BORIS for Windows 64-bit Portable v.8.20.3

The portable version does NOT need installation and can also be launched from an USB drive. Various BORIS versions may live together on your computer. Just extract the archive and launch the start_boris.bat script.

A video tutorial for downloading and launching BORIS is available:

BORIS for Windows Setup v.8.20.3

BORIS for Windows 64-bit Setup v.8.20.3

The default install path is located in your home directory (for example c:\users\joe\BORIS)

See the revision history for details:

Bug report, feature request and discussion

See the how to report a bug page.

GitHub feature request.

Suggestions and general discussion