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Topic: Installing Arduino ESP8266 filesystem uploader on Windows 10 Arduino App (Read 247 times) previous topic - next topic

Just thought to put this information here for anyone else who might be struggling
to figure out where to unpack the "Arduino ESP8266 filesystem uploader" tool
when using the Arduino IDE app on Windows 10.

The installation instructions from the github website are as follows:

Make sure you use one of the supported versions of Arduino IDE and have ESP8266 core installed.
Download the tool archive from releases page.
In your Arduino sketchbook directory, create tools directory if it doesn't exist yet.
Unpack the tool into tools directory (the path will look like <home_dir>/Arduino/tools/ESP8266FS/tool/esp8266fs.jar).
Restart Arduino IDE.

My problem was that I did not know where the <home_dir> was, plus I had to create the tools directory.
In my case, the <home_dir> turned out to be C:\Users\#UserName#\Documents\

If you have the Windows 10 app:
 - Close the Arduino IDE (v1.8.5)
 - Unzip the ESP8266FS-0.3.0.zip file.
 - Then copy the newly created ESP8266FS folder into:


 - Create the tools folder inside of the ...\Documents\Arduino\ folder if it is not already there.
 - The full location of the .jar file is:

- Start the Arduino IDE
- You should now see the "ESP Sketch Data Upload" option in the Tools menu


Hopefully this helps someone out there in cyberspace.

Scott C


Aug 30, 2018, 09:42 am Last Edit: Aug 30, 2018, 07:33 pm by pert Reason: Add link to the PR
I've submitted a pull request with improvements to the installation instructions which I think would have avoided your confusion.

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