CherryTree Silent Install (How-To Guide)

CherryTree is a hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of CherryTree from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install CherryTree Silently

CherryTree Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Select the Microsoft Windows Installer EXE
  3. Download the cherrytree_w.x.y.z_win64_setup.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: cherrytree_w.x.y.z_win64_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:CherryTree
Vendor:Giuseppe Penone
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:cherrytree_w.x.y.z_win64_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\CherryTree\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 an Installation Log File

The CherryTree 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.

CherryTree Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

cherrytree_w.x.y.z_win64_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\CherryTree-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 CherryTree to “C:\CherryTree”

cherrytree_w.x.y.z_win64_setup.exe /DIR="C:\CherryTree" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include Desktop Shortcut During Install

The CherryTree installer does not create a desktop shortcut by default. If you want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to include it.

CherryTree Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

cherrytree_w.x.y.z_win64_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

How to Uninstall CherryTree Silently

Check out the CherryTree 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:

CherryTree 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

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

CherryTree 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\CherryTree\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

CherryTree 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\CherryTree\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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