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How to install LTS version of Blender, past versions of Blender

Blender is a free tool that can be used to create 3D object data. If you install using the normal procedure, the latest version will be installed. However, user-developed plug-ins may only be compatible with LTS (Long-Term Support) versions or past versions of Blender. In this case, aim to install the version of Blender that the plugin requires.

How to install the LTS version of Blender from the official website

First, I will explain how to install it from the official website.

Download the installation program


PC Open the Blender official website and click [Download] from the menu at the top. Then you will see a screen like this, so click where it says "Blender LTS".
PC Next, the Blender Long-term Support (Blender) page opens. The screen displays the LTS versions that are currently undergoing maintenance (3.6LTS and 3.3LTS in the screen example). Click on the version you want to download.
If you want to download a version that is not displayed here, please refer to How to install past versions of Blender .
PC Then you will see a screen like this. Links to platforms that can use the automatic update function (Steam, Microsoft Store, Snapcraft) are displayed. If you scroll this screen...
PC A list of patch versions of the specified LTS version of Blender will appear. This screen allows you to download any patch version of LTS Blender, including past patch versions. The latest version is at the top.
You can download the installation program by clicking the link in the "Download" column. For example, if you click "Windows - Installer", you can download a file with a name like "blender-3.6.11-windows-x64.msi". Click this to start the installation.

Installing Blender (Windows)


PC Double-click the installation program and you will see a screen like this. Click "More information".
PC Next, click "Run" to start the installation.
Attention : Never run untrusted exe files. Please do not run programs other than those downloaded directly from the Blender official website. Otherwise, it may be contaminated with viruses etc.
PC The installer will start. Click [Next].
PC The End User License Agreement screen will appear. Check "I accept the terms in the License Agreement" and click [Next].
PC Next, the installation module selection screen will appear. There is no need to change anything. Click [Next].
PC The screen will look like this. Click [Install].
PC The installation will then begin. Installation takes about a few seconds to a few minutes.
PC When you see a screen like this, the installation is complete. Click [Finish] to exit the installer.
Click icon on your desktop to start Blender.

Installation folder when installing from the official website


If you install Blender from the official website, files will be saved in the following three locations. If you uninstall Blender, please manually delete the contents of these folders as well.
C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation
C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation
C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Python

How to install LTS version of Blender from Steam

The LTS version of Blender can also be installed from the game platform "Steam". However, it will be installed in a different folder than when installed from the official website. Be careful when working with Blender's installation folder.
PC Launch the Steam app and enter "Blender" in the search box at the top right of the screen to open the Blender page. Then click the [Free] button to add Blender to your Steam library.
PC Click "Library" at the top left of the Steam app screen to switch to the Library screen. Then click on the drop-down list labeled "Games" and you can change the filter settings as shown in this image. Check "Software".
PC Then "Blender" will appear in the list on the left side of the screen. If you right-click on this, a menu similar to this image will appear. Select [Properties].
PC The Blender properties screen will be displayed. If you select "Beta" from the menu on the left, a screen like this one will appear. Select "Stable" or "LTS" from the drop-down list in the "Participate in Beta" section.
PC Then, the version will be displayed after the name "Blender" in the list on the left side of the screen. All you have to do is [Install].
Then click icon on your desktop to start Blender.

Installation folder when installing from Steam


If you install Blender from Steam, files will be saved in the following three locations. If you uninstall Blender, please manually delete the contents of these folders as well.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Blender
C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation
C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Python

How to install past versions of Blender

Depending on the plugins you use, you may be required to use an older version of Blender. Past versions of Blender are available from the archives on the Blender official site.
PC Open the Blender official website and click [Download] from the menu at the top. Then you will see a screen like this, so click where it says "previous version".
PC Next, the Blender Previous Versions (Blender) page opens. Click the "Download Any Blender" button.
PC This will open the Blender Archives page. Click on the version you want to download.
PC A list of patch versions for the specified version will be displayed. Click on the file you want to download.

Installing multiple versions of Blender on one PC

Multiple Blender install
It is possible to have different versions of Blender installed on one computer at the same time. Simply install the different versions of Blender in order. If the major and minor versions are different, each Blender will be saved in a separate folder, as shown in the image on the right. Each version will also have a separate icon on the desktop. However, if only the patch versions are different, the software will be installed by overwriting the previous versions, so they cannot be used separately.