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. Download the Algodoo Installer
  2. Download the file 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_x_x-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
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Algodoo_x_x_x-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:http://www.algodoo.com/download/

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 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_x_x-Win32.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Algodoo-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 Algodoo to “C:\Algodoo”

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

Exclude 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_x_x-Win32.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

How to Uninstall Algodoo 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:

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.

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