Once HIARCS Chess Explorer is installed you will have three possible ways of starting it:

  1. Use the desktop launch icon (if you chose to install it) - clicking the icon will launch the application
  2. On the Start menu you will find the HIARCS Chess->HIARCS Chess Explorer menu item which will launch the application.
  3. If you have any PGN database files, HIARCS Chess Explorer is set on installation as the default application to open these files. Therefore you can double click PGN files to launch HIARCS Chess Explorer with that PGN database loaded.

Please note some applications may change the default application to open your PGN database files. If HIARCS Chess Explorer is not the default application for the PGN file type you can set it as explained in the Open PGNs with section.