If you’ve installed MongoDB yourself, you need to start it yourself before running meteor. Meteor will not start MongoDB for you if you’ve installed your own copy of MongoDB.
I use Meteor on Windows and have never installed MongoDB during development.
I think you have missed something during installation of Meteor, which is why I asked earlier:
Here’s the steps I followed:
- Install Meteor using the Windows installer.
- Open a cmd window.
meteor create myapp.
meteor npm i.
That’s it - no installing MongoDB - and no setting MONGO_URL.