AxCrypt Silent Install (How-To Guide)


AxCrypt is simple file encryption software that integrates seamlessly with your workflow to keep your files safe. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of AxCrypt from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install AxCrypt Silently

AxCrypt Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the AxCrypt 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:
    • AxCrypt-2.x.x.x-Setup.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:AxCrypt
Vendor:AxCrypt AB
Version:2.x
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:AxCrypt-2.x.x.x-Setup.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:AxCrypt-2.x.x.x-Setup.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Repair Command:AxCrypt-2.x.x.x-Setup.exe /repair /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://www.axcrypt.net/downloads/4519/

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 AxCrypt 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.

AxCrypt Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

AxCrypt-2.x.x.x-Setup.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\AxCrypt-Install.log"

How to Uninstall AxCrypt 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:

AxCrypt 2.x Silent Uninstall (EXE)

AxCrypt-2.x.x.x-Setup.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

AxCrypt 2.x Silent Uninstall (EXE) with Logging

AxCrypt-2.x.x.x-Setup.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\AxCrypt-Uninstall.log"

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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