3DF Zephyr Free Silent Install (How-To Guide)


3DF Zephyr Free is the free photogrammetry software from 3Dflow. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of 3DF Zephyr Free from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install 3DF Zephyr Free Silently

3DF Zephyr Free Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.3dflow.net/3df-zephyr-free/
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the download link
  3. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: “3DF+Zephyr+Free+v5.x+(x64).exe” /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  7. Press Enter
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After a few moments you should see the 3DF Zephyr Free Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:3DF Zephyr Free
Vendor:3Dflow srl
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:"3DF+Zephyr+Free+v5.x+(x64).exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\3DF Zephyr Free\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.3dflow.net/3df-zephyr-free/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

The 3DF Zephyr Free installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

3DF Zephyr Free Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

"3DF+Zephyr+Free+v5.x+(x64).exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\3DFZephyrFree-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing 3DF Zephyr Free to “C:\3DF Zephyr Free”

"3DF+Zephyr+Free+v5.x+(x64).exe" /DIR="C:\3DF Zephyr Free" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The 3DF Zephyr Free installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

3DF Zephyr Free Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

"3DF+Zephyr+Free+v5.x+(x64).exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

Do Not Set 3DF Zephyr as Default 3D Model Viewer

"3DF+Zephyr+Free+v5.x+(x64).exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!defaultviewer

How to Uninstall 3DF Zephyr Free Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

3DF Zephyr Free Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\3DF Zephyr Free\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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