Windows Install

1. Download Kavita

Download the Windows Installer with the following link and execute it. Download here.

2. Install Kavita

  1. Unzip the archive to a writable directory. Do not place it in Program Files/ or Program Files (x86)/.
  2. Run the Kavita executable.
  3. Open http://localhost:5000 and set up your user accounts and Libraries in the UI.

Alternate methods to run Kavita upon Windows startup are available instead of running the program each time you log in.

  • Add a shortcut to Kavita to your Startup Folder in Windows.
  • Use the Non-Sucking Service Manager aka NSSM to make Kavita a Windows Service. A user has written a nice guide on Reddit that might be beneficial.

3. View Kavita

Browse to http://localhost:5000 to start using Kavita from any device inside your network. A Windows Firewall rule allowing incoming access to port 5000 may be required.

localhost should be replaced with the IP address of the machine that is running Kavita when accessing from inside your network from a different device like a phone or tablet.

For more instructions on how to make Kavita accessible from outside your home network... see the Reverse Proxy page.

4. Updating

To update Kavita, stop the program/service from running and copy/paste all files EXCEPT config/ to your Kavita install directory. If you replace config/, you will lose your data.