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Install Tesseract on Windows

Coro can scan image files when performing sensitive data scans on Windows endpoint devices. To do so, ensure that Tesseract is installed on those devices.

To install Tesseract on a Windows device:

  1. Download and execute the Tesseract exe installation file:

  2. From the Installation wizard Language data is configured in English:

    Install wizard choose language

  3. Copy the destination folder path to the clipboard (for example C:\Program Files\Tesseract-OCR).

    Install wizard choose location

  4. Paste the path as a system variable:

    Add path

  5. Create a new system variable with the following configuration:

    • Variable name: TESSDATA_PREFIX
    • Variable value: C:\Program Files\Tesseract-OCR\tessdata
  6. From the terminal (command line) run:

    tesseract -v
  7. Verify that you can find Tesseract v5.2.0.20220712 on the device.