How to Download the Latest Version of Selenium ChromeDriver?

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Download Chrome Driver

How to Download the Latest Version of Selenium ChromeDriver?

  • Step 1: Download the Google Chrome driver on Windows?
  • Step 2: Unzip the chrome driver
  • Step 3: Save ChromeDriver.exe inside maven project


  • Environment: Google Chrome Browser 59.0.3071.115 (Official Build) (64-bit), Windows 8 64 bit, Eclipse, Maven, TestNG

    Step 1: Download the Google Chrome driver on Windows?

  1. Click here to go to Chrome Driver download page.
  2. Click on ChromeDriver 2.30 link. This is the latest version at the time of writing. Make sure to click the latest version.
  3. You will see list of chrome drivers for different operating systems. Click on chromedriver_win32.zip to download ChromeDriver for Windows.
  4. Wait until download is completed.

Step 2: Unzip the chrome driver

To extract the zip file:

  1. After download is complete, right click on the zipped file and select "Extract all".
  2. Specify where you want the extracted files to go to. You can keep the default directory or click the Browse button to specify a directory.
  3. Wait until the files are completely extracted.
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  4. Once the files are extracted, a new file ChromeDriver.exe is created.
  5. Copy the file ChromeDriver.exe (Right click on the file > select Copy)

Step 3: Save the ChromeDriver.exe file inside your Maven project

  1. In your computer, go to this directory mavenprojectdirectory\src\main\resources. For example, if your maven project is in this location C:\selenium\Automation, you go to C:\selenium\Automation\src\main\resources
  2. Paste the ChromeDriver.exe file that your copied earlier.
  3. Now, open your maven project in Eclipse if not opened already.
  4. You should see ChromeDriver.exe under the folder src/main/resources as shown in the following picture:
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