Download and Install Desktop Explorer

There are two steps to installing Desktop Explorer:

  1. Install on Windows OS: Desktop Explorer downloaded locally to your PC.
  2. Install Browser Plugin: Optimizes the capability of Desktop Explorer when capturing on Google Chrome and Firefox

Install on Windows OS 

After you have chosen the correct Desktop Explorer Download, follow these guidelines to perform a new installation on your Windows OS.

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10 with .NET Framework 4.6 installed
  • RAM: at least 2GB
  • Hard disk space: at least 500MB available

Run Explorer exe

To initiate the installation process, double-click on the '.exe' file and the Windows installer will display the following pop-up:

Click the Next button to bring you to next page of the installation, where you can review the license agreement before proceeding.

Click the checkbox "I accept the terms in the License Agreement", then click the Next button to move on to the next page, in which you will be given two options to perform the installation.

  • Create a shortcut on Desktop: for quick and easy launch of the application
  • Start qTest Explorer Integrated when setup exits: for auto launch of the application when the installation completes successfully


Select the option(s) by ticking the corresponding checkbox(es), then click on Next button to go to the dialog for destination folder selection as below:

Click on Change button to configure the folder in which Explorer will be installed and click the Next button to view the space required on the hard drive.

Click the Install button to officially trigger the installation.


When the installation process reaches its end, the below dialog is displayed to inform the user the successful setup. Click Finish button to exit the Setup Wizard.

Install Browser Plugin

After installing the Desktop Explorer, optimize the capturing capabilities by installing a browser plugin for Google Chrome and Firefox.  

Install qTest Explorer Extension for Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome, go to Chrome Web Store and search for the qTest Explorer Extension then click +FREE button.

  2. Click Add when asked for confirmation.

  3. qTest Explorer Extension is installed successfully.

Install qTest Explorer extension for Firefox 

 Open Firefox browser and navigate to Desktop Explorer Browser Add-Ons/Extensions download page

 Click Download button


 Click Add button to complete installation


You might need to restart Firefox for the installation to take effect.

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