UiPath Studio Guide

About Installation


It is NOT recommended to have both the User Mode installer (.exe) and Windows Installer (.msi) versions of Studio on the same machine.

The Windows Installer (.msi)

There are two installers which can help you install Studio on your computer: UiPathPlatformInstaller.exe and UiPathStudio.msi. The only difference between the two is that the UiPathPlatformInstaller.exe setup can also help you install Orchestrator.


Setup command line arguments do not work on the UiPathPlatformInstaller.exe.

Studio is installed at the following location - C:\Program Files (x86)\UiPath\Studio, thus allowing the installation of Studio per machine by users with administrator permissions, but it is available to all users.

You can change the install location by making use of the command line arguments.

After reading and accepting the terms of the License Agreement, the following Advanced options are available:

  • UiPath Studio - Installs Studio. This option is enabled by default.
  • UiPath Robot - Installs the Robot on the local hard drive. This option is enabled by default and cannot be disabled.
    • Install local activities feed - Created the local activities feed, in the C:\Program Files (x86)\UiPath\Studio\Packages folder, by default. This option is enabled by default. Having the activities packages locally is useful if you do not intend to connect your Robot to Orchestrator, or you want to have a better control of the activities used in an automation project.
    • Automatically start client - Starts the Robot tray at Windows startup. This option is disabled by default.
    • Java Bridge - Install the UiPath Java Bridge for a better integration and automation in regards to Java applications. This option is disabled by default. Please note that installing the Java Bridge may cause the installation to last longer than usual. This option installs the Java Bridge only in the system drive Java folders. If you are using custom JRE not located on the system drive, you have to manually install it.
    • Chrome Extension - Installs the UiPath Chrome extensions needed for automating processes in Chrome. This option is enabled by default.

To change the default installer settings, click the button button next to each feature and select one of the following options:

  • Will be installed on the local hard drive - helps you install the corresponding feature on the local hard drive.
  • Entire feature will be installed on the local hard drive - installs the corresponding feature on the local hard drive, along with all its sub-features.
  • Entire feature will be unavailable - does not install the corresponding feature.

.exe Installer - User Mode Installation


Launching the User Mode installer (.exe) installer while another such installer is running, results in corrupt installation.

The UiPathStudio.exe file enables you to install a user-mode Studio and a Robot. The installation path - %localappdata%\UiPath and all other advanced options are already configured to help you get Studio up and running right away.


The User Mode installer does not require administrator permissions, meaning that it is installed per user and is limited to the rights that the user has.