Brackets Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Brackets is a source code editor with a primary focus on web development. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Brackets from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Brackets Silently

Brackets 1.14.2 Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  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: 
    • MsiExec.exe /i Brackets.Release.1.14.2.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Brackets shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Brackets
Vendor:brackets.io
Version:1.14.2
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i Brackets.Release.1.14.2.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {43086E55-5B37-4DA8-852F-EEC6C75ECFE9} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {43086E55-5B37-4DA8-852F-EEC6C75ECFE9} /qn
Download Link:http://brackets.io/

Brackets 1.13 Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  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: 
    • MsiExec.exe /i Brackets.Release.1.13.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Brackets shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Brackets
Vendor:brackets.io
Version:1.13.17699
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i Brackets.Release.1.13.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {0AE22FBF-578D-45D9-9E2D-9678512154AC} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {0AE22FBF-578D-45D9-9E2D-9678512154AC} /qn
Download Link:http://brackets.io/

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 MSI 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.

Brackets 1.14.2 (MSI) Silent Install w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /i Brackets.Release.1.14.2.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Brackets-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 Brackets to “C:\Brackets”

MsiExec.exe /i Brackets.Release.1.14.2.msi INSTALLDIR=C:\Brackets /qn

How to Uninstall Brackets 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:

Brackets 1.14.2 (MSI) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {43086E55-5B37-4DA8-852F-EEC6C75ECFE9} /qn

Brackets 1.13 (MSI) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {0AE22FBF-578D-45D9-9E2D-9678512154AC} /qn

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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