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opencv 2.4.3 - missing include files

asked 2013-01-24 03:43:44 -0600

paul23 gravatar image


I tried to download the opencv package (self extracting 7z archive) from sourceforg (2.4.3). Trying to follow the tutorials. I could find out the library directory etc..

However I am stuck now with the include files: the /include/opencv2 folder is empty (apart from 1 file). Where are the included files & what is the directory I need to add to visual studio?

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answered 2013-01-24 04:07:01 -0600

Use build/include folder for includes and build/ or build/lib for libraries.

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THIS simple line should be somewhere prominent. (BTW there is no build/lib - as there are library folders for each architecture.

paul23 gravatar imagepaul23 ( 2013-01-24 06:21:52 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-01-24 04:19:28 -0600

Haris gravatar image

In windows you can see include directory at


And the libraries are at the location for x86 architecture


And for x_64 architecture

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what if your build folder is completely missing? I downloaded a version of openCV 2.4.1 and 3.1.0 and no build folder existed in either!

patrickhuie19 gravatar imagepatrickhuie19 ( 2016-01-05 20:36:29 -0600 )edit

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