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Unable to install MATLAB Support for MinGW-w64 C/C++ Compiler because MinGW 5.3.0 from does not download

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Parthav on 13 Sep 2019
Answered: Divya Gaddipati on 4 Dec 2019
I have Matlab 2017b. I have downloaded and installed this app before. But recently I got a new computer and I am trying to do the same again.
While installing the app the error message is that it fails to download the third party software: MinGW 5.3.0 from
There is support available for this problem for other versions of Matlab. I tried to use that method as well. But it did not help.

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Bhavya Shaan
Bhavya Shaan on 16 Sep 2019
Iam facing the same issue.
Couldn't find the file "MinGW 5.3.0" atthe sorce website ""
Tried installing and downloading both ways.
always shows error
"Download Error
Failed to download the third-party software:
  • MinGW 5.3.0 from
This is required by:
  • MATLAB Support for MinGW-w64 C/C++ Compiler"
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Divya Gaddipati
Divya Gaddipati on 4 Dec 2019
MATLAB only supports specific versions of MinGW. R2017b and later supports MinGW 5.3, while R2017a and prior support MinGW 4.9.2. Other versions of MinGW downloaded from third party sources are not qualified to work with MATLAB.
Installation instructions for the release 2017b:
  • Search for "MATLAB Support for the MinGW-w64 C/C++ Compiler from TDM-GCC" in the MATLAB Add-ons menu.
  • You can then install the support package from the Add-on explorer.
More information on accessing the Add-ons menu can be found in the following link:


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