Algodoo Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Algodoo is an easy-to-use drawing tool empowered by physics simulations. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Algodoo from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Algodoo Silently

Algodoo Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the Algodoo_x_y_z-Win32.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: Algodoo_x_y_z-Win32.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Algodoo Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Algodoo
Vendor:Algoryx Simulation AB
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Algodoo_x_y_z-Win32.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Algodoo\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Algodoo\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:
Detection Script:

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

Additional Configurations

Create an Algodoo Installation Log File

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

Algodoo Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

Algodoo_x_y_z-Win32.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Algodoo-Install.log"

Change the Algodoo Default Installation Directory

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

Algodoo_x_y_z-Win32.exe /DIR="C:\Algodoo" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude the Algodoo Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Algodoo 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.

Algodoo Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

Algodoo_x_y_z-Win32.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

How to Uninstall Algodoo Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Algodoo Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Algodoo Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Algodoo Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Algodoo\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Algodoo Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Algodoo\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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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