AkelPad Silent Install (How-To Guide)


AkelPad is a small, expandable text editor for Microsoft Windows. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of AkelPad from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install AkelPad Silently

AkelPad 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: http://akelpad.sourceforge.net/en/download.php
  2. Download the AkelPad-x.y.z-setup.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
    • AkelPad-x.y.z-setup.exe /S /TYPE=1 /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\AkelPad" /SHORTCUT=0x4
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find entries AkelPad in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:AkelPad (32-bit)
Vendor:Aleksander Shengalts
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:AkelPad-x.y.z-setup.exe /S /TYPE=1 /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\AkelPad" /SHORTCUT=0x4
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\AkelPad\AkelFiles\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:http://akelpad.sourceforge.net/en/download.php

AkelPad 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: http://akelpad.sourceforge.net/en/download.php
  2. Download the AkelPad-x.y.z-x64-setup.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
    • AkelPad-x.y.z-x64-setup.exe /S /TYPE=1 /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\AkelPad" /SHORTCUT=0x4
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find entries AkelPad in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:AkelPad (64-bit)
Vendor:Aleksander Shengalts
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:AkelPad-x.y.z-x64-setup.exe /S /TYPE=1 /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\AkelPad" /SHORTCUT=0x4
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\AkelPad\AkelFiles\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:http://akelpad.sourceforge.net/en/download.php

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

Standard Install Type

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AkelPad 32-bit (Standard Install)

AkelPad-x.y.z-setup.exe /S /TYPE=1 /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\AkelPad" /SHORTCUT=0x4

AkelPad 64-bit (Standard Install)

AkelPad-x.y.z-x64-setup.exe /S /TYPE=1 /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\AkelPad" /SHORTCUT=0x4

Editor for Total Commander

AkelPad 32-bit (Editor for Total Commander)

AkelPad-x.y.z-setup.exe /S /TYPE=2 /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\AkelPad" /SHORTCUT=0x4

AkelPad 64-bit (Editor for Total Commander)

AkelPad-x.y.z-x64-setup.exe /S /TYPE=2 /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\AkelPad" /SHORTCUT=0x4

Windows Notepad Replacement

AkelPad 32-bit (Windows Notepad Replacement)

AkelPad-x.y.z-setup.exe /S /TYPE=3 /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\AkelPad" /SHORTCUT=0x4

AkelPad 64-bit (Windows Notepad Replacement)

AkelPad-x.y.z-x64-setup.exe /S /TYPE=3 /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\AkelPad" /SHORTCUT=0x4

Change Installation Directory

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

AkelPad 32-bit

AkelPad-x.y.z-setup.exe /S /TYPE=1 /DIR="%SystemDrive%\AkelPad" /SHORTCUT=0x4

AkelPad 64-bit

AkelPad-x.y.z-x64-setup.exe /S /TYPE=1 /DIR="%SystemDrive%\AkelPad" /SHORTCUT=0x4

Include Desktop Shortcut During Install

The AkelPad installers does not create a desktop shortcut by default. If you want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to include it.

AkelPad 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

AkelPad-x.y.z-setup.exe /S /TYPE=1 /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\AkelPad" /SHORTCUT=0x6

AkelPad 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

AkelPad-x.y.z-x64-setup.exe /S /TYPE=1 /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\AkelPad" /SHORTCUT=0x6

How to Uninstall AkelPad Silently

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

AkelPad 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\AkelPad\AkelFiles\Uninstall.exe" /S

AkelPad 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\AkelPad\AkelFiles\Uninstall.exe" /S

AkelPad 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\AkelPad\AkelFiles\Uninstall.exe" /S

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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