I need help installing HDF5 on Microsoft Windows 10

Can someone share instructions on how to install HDF5 on Microsoft Windows 10? I’ve browsed around, but I’ve not been able to find anything that is straight forward. The README file is vague to me. I am attempting to install version 1.10.6. I’m sure I am missing something simple.

We support building HDF5 on Windows using CMake.

Download the CMake-hdf5-1.10.6.zip file from this page:

Follow the instructions here for building it:

Does CMake itself have to be installed first before doing this?

I got the error:
‘ctest’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." That would tell me it can’t find ctest, which would then mean that’s because CMake isn’t installed. I am new to this installation, so I apologize for possibly silly questions.

Yes, that is correct, CMake must be installed.
You can download it from here: https://cmake.org


Yes I figured that out already. Please check your other messages for more details.

Hi Travis.king2: I have the same problem. Would it be possible to share your experience? Thanks.

@travis.king2 @shih

Can you guys give anymore details?

I just finished getting HDF5 working for C++ in VS2019 on Win10.