I have taken a dump from Ubuntu v20 server using mongodump. I need to use it on my Windows laptop.

In my Windows laptop,

a. from which directory should I execute the mongorestore command?

b. where should the dump folder be saved?

When I try to execute the mongorestore command from my projects directory in windows, it does not recognize the command.

I also tried to do the same from C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\5.0\bin, but got the same error.

ERROR: <mongorestore : The term 'mongorestore' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, 
function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was 
included, verify that the path is correct and try again.>
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    FYI this is off-topic here. Possibly fitting for Database Administrators (just read the guidelines there first). As for not finding mongorestore - this seems like more of an installation or general usage issue (and you’ve shown no details except for error output) Oct 15, 2023 at 13:26
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    Have you installed the MongoDB Database Tools on your Windows machine?
    – rickhg12hs
    Oct 15, 2023 at 13:59
  • 1
    Yeah, DB Tools were not installed. Now its working fine.
    – hemant
    Oct 15, 2023 at 15:55


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