Download Paratext for Windows

This page contains download information for the current version of Paratext, as well as previous versions.

We always recommend running the latest version (currently Paratext 9.2) because it has the most up-to-date features and bug fixes.

The following instructions omit obvious steps (for example, “click Next”).

  1. To install while connected to a good Internet connection, download and run the Online installer below. The installer will only download certain system components if they are not already on your computer. To install on a different computer that is not connected to the Internet, please download the Offline installer. It is larger and includes all the components that may be necessary.
  2. Double-click the downloaded installer file.
  3. Agree to the license terms and click Install.
    This step might take a few minutes if the installer needs to install system components on your computer.
    If a dialog appears and asks for your permission, or for administrator credentials so the Installer can make changes to your computer, click Yes or provide the credentials as required.
  4. When the Destination Folder step appears, do not change the default unless you have a strong reason for doing so.
  5. When the installation has completed click Finish and then Close.

Download Files

Click the filename below to begin the download. Most users will only need the first file, as explained in the descriptions.

FileDescription
Use this when installing while online. This file is the only one you need when connected to the Internet. It downloads additional files as needed.  Paratext should also update to the latest version if Internet access is enabled.
Use this larger download to install when online or offline. To install offline, you will also need the patch below (if any), and any text resources for offline installation using the procedure explained here
When a patch is available, you may use it to update an offline computer to the latest release. Download and run this on a new or existing Paratext 9.2 installation to bring it up to date without using the Internet.
Optional. This file can be used to ensure the installer file is not corrupted. You can use this MD5 and SHA Checksum Utility to validate your installer.

System Requirements for Paratext 9.2

Windows Version:

  • Windows 10, 64-bit (Version 1607 or later, 1903 or later preferred)
    OR
  • Windows 8.1, 64-bit (not 8.0)

Additional Requirement(s):

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 (included in Windows 10 Version 1903).

Paratext Compatibility

Compatibility with Paratext 9.0 and 9.1

Paratext 9.1 and 9.2 are fully compatible with 9.0, although the new features will only be accessible from the newer versions (especially see important information about Paratext Live compatibility).  Installing 9.2 will replace 9.0, 9.1, and any beta version 9.2 you may have installed.

Compatibility with Paratext 8

Paratext 9 is compatible with Paratext 8 and can be used on the same projects, sharing files using send/receive. If you have Paratext 8 installed, the Paratext 9 installer will not replace it. The installer does not delete Paratext 8 or change it in any way–you can continue to use both Paratext 8 and Paratext 9, but you should not have both open at the same time.

If Paratext 8 is installed, Paratext 9 will use the existing My Paratext 8 Projects directory, sharing projects with Paratext 8. If Paratext 8 is not installed, Paratext 9 creates a new project directory named My Paratext 9 Projects.

Compatibility with Paratext 7

  • Paratext 9 is not compatible with Paratext 7.  Users of 7 must take their registration code from 7 and reregister at https://registry.paratext.org.
  • Data from 7 must be migrated to Paratext 8 first: see Migration Help for instructions.

Paratext is compatible with various versions of software like FieldWorks (FLEx) and Logos Bible Software. To find out more, see Compatibility with other software.

Previous Versions of Paratext

Paratext 9.1

Paratext 9.1 will automatically upgrade to 9.2 unless you turn off updates.

You should turn OFF automatic updates if you wish to use Paratext Live with Paratext 8, 9.0, or 9.1 users.

Disable Automatic Updates and Use Paratext 9.1

  1. Run the Paratext 9.1 installer below:
    1. For example: “Paratext 9 1 104 1 InstallerOffline”
  2. If you want to prevent an automatic update to 9.2, turn OFF automatic updates in Paratext: Paratext Menu > Help > (uncheck) Automatically Update Paratext.
    1. If an update was already downloaded, delete the downloaded update file from “C:\Users\{USERNAME}\AppData\Local\Paratext91\ParatextUpdate”
  3. Manually install the latest Paratext 9.1 patch below:
    1. For example: “Patch 9 1 104 59”.

TypeFile NameDate ModifiedSize

md5
Checksums for 9 1 104 1 Installers 8:35 am 12/14/20201k

exe
Paratext 9 1 104 1 InstallerOffline 4:12 pm 12/04/2020331.2M

exe
Paratext 9 1 104 1 InstallerOnline 4:12 pm 12/04/2020205.2M

msp
Patch 9 1 104 131 1:39 pm 06/22/202195.5M

Paratext 9.0

Paratext 9.0 will automatically upgrade to 9.1 (and then 9.2) unless you turn off updates.

You should turn OFF automatic updates if you have Windows 7 (or earlier) or a 32-bit version of Windows, which are NOT compatible with 9.1.

Below are the files and instructions to install 9.0 on a 32-bit Windows system.

Disable Automatic Updates and Use Paratext 9.0

  1. Run the Paratext 9.0 installer below:
    1. For example: “Paratext 9 0 103 1 InstallerOnline”
  2. Turn OFF automatic updates in Paratext: Paratext Menu > Help > (uncheck) Automatically Update Paratext.
    1. If an update was already downloaded, delete the downloaded update file from “C:\Users\{USERNAME}\AppData\Local\Paratext90\ParatextUpdate”
  3. Manually install the latest Paratext 9.0 patch below:
    1. For example: “Patch 9 0 103 51”.

TypeFile NameDate ModifiedSize

md5
Checksums for 9 0 103 1 Installers 10:28 am 06/29/20201k

exe
Paratext 9 0 103 1 InstallerOffline 9:54 am 06/22/2020266.6M

exe
Paratext 9 0 103 1 InstallerOnline 9:54 am 06/22/2020177.5M

msp
Patch 9 0 103 51 10:49 am 01/12/202172.4M

Paratext 8 (Support ENDS on Dec 31, 2021)

Support will END for Paratext 8 on Dec 31, 2021.

Please upgrade to Paratext 9 as soon as possible.

Paratext 8

Paratext 8 is still able to be used together with Paratext 9 as it shares the same data and registration code.

Instructions to download and install Paratext 8

Paratext 8.0 Installation

System requirement: Windows Vista or later. (Paratext 8 will not install on Windows XP.)

You will need a current user registration code from registry.paratext.org

Note that you do not need to uninstall Paratext 7 or earlier.  Both may be installed, but please read the FAQ section if you will continue using both.

The following instructions omit obvious steps (for example, “click Next”).

  1. To install while connected to a good Internet connection, download and run the Online installer below.  If additional system components are needed during installation, they will be downloaded via the Internet.  To install on a different computer which is not connected to the Internet, please download the larger offline installer which includes all the system components which may be needed during installation.
  2. To run the Paratext installer, double-click the downloaded file.
  3. Agree to the license terms and click Install.
    This step might take a few minutes if the installer needs to install additional system components.
    If a dialog appears and asks for your permission or for administrator credentials, click Yes or provide the credentials as required.
  4. When the Destination Folder step appears, do not change the default unless you have a strong reason for doing so.
    Paratext 8 data must not share the same directory as Paratext 7 data.
    Paratext 8 data will share the same directory as Paratext 9 when it is released.
  5. When the installer has completed click Finish and then Close.

TypeFile NameDate ModifiedSize

exe
Paratext 8 0 100 1 InstallerOffline 9:46 am 04/06/2017243.4M

msp
Patch 8 0 100 99 10:20 am 11/19/2020108.2M

Paratext 7 (Deprecated)

  • Paratext 7 has been deprecated and will only work with your existing license code for the purpose of accessing old projects.
  • It is no longer possible to register a new user on Paratext 7.
  • If you have lost your existing code we can look it up for you: contact us.

Paratext 7.6 Beta version

TypeFile NameDate ModifiedSize

SPUD
PtwBeta7 6 54 159 4:15 pm 01/03/201818.6M

exe
PtwTestVersion7 6Beta4Installer V2 9:35 am 09/20/2017146.2M

Paratext 7.x Stable version

TypeFile NameDate ModifiedSize

exe
Paratext75InstallerOffline 4:44 pm 06/04/2019293.6M

PUD
Ptw7 5 100 91 4:49 pm 06/04/201916.7M

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