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Installing MongoDB on Windows with Python
  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 17 Nov, 2020

We would explain the installation of MongoDB in steps. Before you install, I would suggest everyone use ide spyder, Anaconda.

Step 1 -> Install the community Edition
Installation Link

Step 2 -> Run the installed MongoDB windows installer package that you just downloaded.

MongoDB get installed here->

C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\3.4\

Step 3 -> Let’s set MongoDB environment

  • (a) Create data directory where all data is stored.
    On C: drive create a folder data inside it create a folder db

    md C:\data\db
  • (b) To start MongoDB
    Run ->

    "C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\3.4\bin\mongod.exe"

    Wait till the connection message appears

  • (c) Verify Environment Path or set path if not correctly set
    Open environment variables, you can search this by windows search.

    Open Environment Variable under the System variables section open Path.
    This would look like this.

    Add the path of bin folder as shown in the image above.

  • (d) To Connect to MongoDB
    Open other command prompt and run->

    "C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\3.4\bin\mongo.exe

Step 4-> Ready MongoDB
Open Command Prompt(Admin mode) type->


NOTE : Till step 4 MongoDB will work only when the Command Prompt is open and it’s listening.
Now we’ll see Extension to make it better.

Below steps from step 5 to step 8 are optional :
Step 5-> Open command prompt and run-

mkdir c:\data\db
mkdir c:\data\log

Step 6-> Create a configuration file at C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\3.4\mongod.cfg (name of file mongod.cfg)

    destination: file
    path: c:\data\log\mongod.log
    dbPath: c:\data\db

This can be created and saved in Admin mode of Notepad or Notepad++ or any other editor to run notepad admin mode press Ctrl + Shift + Enter. Admin mode of notepad will let you create mongod.cfg and save above text file.

Step 7 -> Install the MongoDB service by starting mongod.exe with the –install option and the -config option to specify the previously created configuration file.
Now run this command on command prompt

"C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\3.4\bin\mongod.exe" 
--config "C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\3.4\mongod.cfg" --install

Step 8-> To start & stop MongoDB run
To start :

net start MongoDB

To stop :

net stop MongoDB

ALL commands are run on Command Prompt Admin mode, to open command prompt Admin Mode either open normal command prompt and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter or Right click on left windows icon start button where you can see the options.

Step 9
-> Open Anaconda Command Prompt as shown in the image.

Step 10 -> Install package to use MongoDB
To install this package with conda run:

conda install -c anaconda pymongo 

Congratulations!! Installation completed.( Pymongo works only when MongoDB is started, use net start MongoDB to start it and then work on spyder)
You can study and understand MongoDB in python here.

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