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Recommended system requirements: MacOS 10.10 (Yosemite)+, Windows 7+, Ubuntu 12.04+, Fedora 21, Debian 8.

Neo4j Desktop Activation Key

Use this key to activate your copy of Neo4j Desktop for use.

Installation and Launch Guide

Install (OSX)

Step 1: Open the Neo4j Desktop installer

In your "Downloads" folder on your MacOS, locate and double-click on the .dmg file you downloaded.

Step 2: Save the App to "Applications" folder

Drag and drop the Neo4j Desktop icon over to the "Applications" folder.

Step 3: Open the Neo4j Desktop

Locate the Neo4j icon in Applications and double-click to launch.

Install (Windows)

Step 1: Open the Neo4j Desktop installer

On your computer, locate the file you just downloaded and double click to begin the install.

Step 2: Install Neo4j Desktop

Follow the on screen steps to complete the installaion.

More information about installation on Windows is available here

Install (Linux)

Step 1: Make the file executable

Locate the AppImage file of Neo4j Desktop you just downloaded.
Make the file executable by running the following command chmod +x FILE_NAME

Step 2: Run the file

Now you can double click on the downloaded file to open Neo4j Desktop.

More information about installation on Linux/Ubuntu is available here


Step 1: Activation

Copy and Paste the activation at the top of this page in the "Activation Key" box in the Neo4j Desktop app.
Alternatively, you can also generate a key from within the app by filling out the form on the right side of the app screen.

Step 2: Create a database

After activation, click on the "New Graph" button. Select "Create a local graph" from the options presented.
Next, enter the "Database name" and "Password" in field and click on the "Create" button.

Step 3: Start the database

After the database is created, click on the "Start" button.

Open the Neo4j Browser

Step 1: Start Neo4j Browser

After the database starts, click on the "Manage" button.
On the next screen, locate "Open Browser" on top of the screen and click on it. This will open Neo4j Browser in a new window.

Learn more about how to use Neo4j Browser here.

Step 2: Explore sample dataset

Neo4j Desktop comes with two sample datasets. You can run them using the following commands

:play movie graph and :play northwind graph

Learn more about how to use Neo4j Browser here.