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NOTE: ChemSketch is compatible with Windows 64-bit only. MAC users please read more information here.
We do not provide technical support for our freeware products.

Installation Instructions

  1. Locate the downloaded file.
    1. It is likely located in the C:\Users\"YOUR NAME"\Downloads folder on your hard drive.
  2. Unzip the file (right-click and choose 'Extract Here'), then double-click on the .exe file to begin installation. The ACD/Labs Software Web Setup Wizard appears.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Choose the option to accept the license agreement and click Next.
  5. Clear any optional components that you do not wish to install (the installation of all components is recommended to provide access to the full capabilities of the software), then click Next.
  6. Click Install.
  7. Click Finish.

ACD/Labs does not provide technical support for our freeware products. If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQ page.


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