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I've tried to install Emacs on Windows (7) with msys2, however, I'm not sure if it worked. In any event, I can't find it on my machine. The install (following these instructions seems to go fine -- but then no Emacs.

  • If you want a prebuilt binary, then just download it from a reliable source and click on runemacs.exe in the bin directory. If you want to build it yourself, then here is a link to a couple of tutorials -- How to build Emacs master branch (aka trunk) on MS-Windows -- emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/16971/… – lawlist Jun 9 '16 at 17:48
  • Assuming you use a 64bit-Windows you can get really good builds from sourceforge.net/projects/emacsbinw64 . You don't even have to install msys2 for that. :-) The official windows builds didn't work for me. – itmuckel Jun 10 '16 at 8:58
  • What do you mean you can't find it? If you installed it with msys2's pacman, it's in /mingw64/bin/emacs in msys' virtual filesystem. You can run it by typing "emacs" at the mysy2 prompt. – Echo Nolan Aug 3 '16 at 6:53
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If you have chosen all the default paths while installing msys (pacman), you can find 'emacs.exe' under C:\msys64\mingw64\bin\ on your windows machine as the pacman command installs it under the same catalog as itself. Go there and double click 'emacs.exe' app to launch it. You can also right click on the executable file(emacs.exe) and pin it to either start or task bar for the future shortcuts.

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