AllDup Silent Install (How-To Guide)

AllDup is a freeware tool for searching and removing file duplicates on your computer, network shares or external storage media. The fast search algorithm find duplicates of any file type, e.g., text, pictures, music or movies. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of AllDup from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install AllDup Silently

AllDup Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Select the AllDup Installer (EXE)
  3. Download the AllDupSetup.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: AllDupSetup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:AllDup
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:AllDupSetup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\AllDup\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\AllDup\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:

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 a AllDup Installation Log File

The AllDup 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.

AllDup Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

AllDupSetup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\AllDup-Install.log"

Change the AllDup Default Installation Directory

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


Exclude the AllDup Desktop Shortcut During Install

The AllDup 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.

AllDup Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

AllDupSetup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopiconalldup

Exclude the AllDup Program Group in the Start Menu During Install

AllDup Silent Install (EXE) with No Start Menu Shortcut

AllDupSetup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!startmenualldup

Add AllDup to the Windows Explorer Context Menu During Install

AllDup Silent Install (EXE) with Windows Explorer Context Menu

AllDupSetup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=kontextmenualldup

How to Uninstall AllDup Silently

Check out the AllDup Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

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

AllDup Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

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

AllDup Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\AllDup\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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