Launch CLion IDE on Windows
In this tutorial, we will learn different ways to launch CLion IDE on Windows 11 operating system. There are many ways to launch the IDE. Follow the steps outlined in this tutorial.
During the installation, we can select the option to create a Desktop shortcut for the IDE.
Double-click on the CLion IDE desktop shortcut to start the IDE.
We can create file associations with *.c, *.cpp, *.h, etc files on the machine. So that, we can open the C/C++ files with the CLion IDE tool. During the installation, we can select the option to create a file association with the C/C++ files. Double-click on the C/C++ source files will launch the IDE tool.
Click on the Search icon in the Taskbar. Search for CLion in the search bar. This will display the App link in the search result. Click on the CLion App search result to launch the tool.
Click on the Taskbar pinned IntelliJ icon to start the tool. For easy access, we can pin the CLion shortcut to the Windows Taskbar.
Choose Pin to taskbar link in the Search result for the IntelliJ App.
Browse the CLion installation folder path. Run the clion64.exe from the installation bin folder. The default install destination folder path would be:
C:\Program Files\JetBrains\CLion <version>\bin
This will launch the tool. This approach will be useful when the desktop icon or the taskbar icon is not present. We can also create a shortcut on the Desktop.
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