MuseScore now available via Scoop on Windows

• Jul 9, 2018 - 16:13

Scoop is a package manager for Windows. It allows you install and update software quickly via the command line, just like Homebrew on macOS or apt/yum/dnf/pacman on Linux.

Installing MuseScore via Scoop

1. Install Scoop (if you haven't already done so)

Scoop itself must be installed via Windows PowerShell (see instructions here), but once installed it can be used from CMD.

2. Enable the extras bucket (if you haven't already done so)

Scoop is primarily intended for installing command line tools, but enabling the extras bucket allows you to install GUI applications:

scoop bucket add extras

3. Install MuseScore

scoop install musescore

This adds a shortcut in the Start Menu, and enables you to use MuseScore.exe, musescore or even mscore on the command line without having to type the full path.

More about Scoop

Read this post to find out more about how to use Scoop, the advantages of installing software via Scoop, and how it can be used to quickly set up a Linux-like programming environment for developers on Windows.

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