I will outline how I set up my Hugo installation which varies slightly from Hugo’s quick start guide. Install hugo.exe Create a new folder C:\Program Files\Hugo Download the latest zipped Hugo executable from Hugo Releases. Extract zip file contents into the folder C:\Program Files\Hugo. Update the PATH environment variable to include C:\Program Files\Hugo. I used the control panel to do this. Control Panel\System and Security\System Advanced system settings on the left Advanced tab Environment Variables button Open a command prompt and type hugo help to verify it is working.