How to download windows version of INVEST? link does not work

Dear users;

below link does not work

how can i download an exe file for windows?


Hi @drkalhor,

Welcome to the forums and sorry you’re having trouble getting InVEST installed. The link from InVEST | Natural Capital Project works for me.

Can you tell us what happens when you try to download the exe? What version of Windows are you using? What browser are you using?

Thanks, hopefully we can get it sorted out.


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dear doug

when i click on the link this message appears​:point_down::point_down:

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

Access denied.

We're sorry, but this service is not available in your location



the link doesnt work neither on laptop nor android phone

Hi @drkalhor ,

Thanks for that info. I’m going to ping @jdouglass on this thread as well.

Could you try downloading InVEST from here:

I’m wondering if a google service is being blocked.




Yeah, I was going to suggest the same thing!

@drkalhor , judging by your website’s domain extension (.ir), is there any chance that you’re trying to download InVEST from Iran? If so, access to google services is highly limited within the country (we host our downloads on Google Cloud), and downloading InVEST from the github link that @dcdenu4 provided (which is hosted on AWS) should work well. Keep in mind that you’ll need to also grab the sample data zipfile from the InVEST release page on github because the InVEST installer won’t be able to download data files for you since those are also hosted on google cloud.

Let us know how this goes!



link works with VPN

the problem was my ip address

i have another question please help again

after installation and double click on C:\InVEST_3.9.0_x64\invest-3-x64\invest.exe

a black screen appears but nothing happens
then black screen disappears suddenly

my windows is 10
with run as administrator

HI @drkalhor,

Glad you were able to get it downloaded. When InVEST usually installs it will put the model executables in the Windows Start menu under InVEST 3.9.0 x64. If you don’t see them there they usually live in C:\Program Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\InVEST 3.9.0 x64. Each model will have it’s own application.



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