Core FTP Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Core FTP is a secure FTP client for Windows, developed by CoreFTP.com. Features include FTP, SSL/TLS, SFTP via SSH, and HTTP/HTTPS support. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Core FTP from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install Core FTP Silently

Core FTP LE 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: http://www.coreftp.com/download/coreftplite.exe
  2. Download the coreftplite.exe 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: coreftplite.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Core FTP LE (32-bit)
Vendor:CoreFTP.com
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:coreftplite.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\CoreFTP\uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\CoreFTP\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:http://www.coreftp.com/download/coreftplite.exe

Core FTP LE 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: http://www.coreftp.com/download/coreftplite64.exe
  2. Download the coreftplite64.exe 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: coreftplite64.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Core FTP LE (64-bit)
Vendor:CoreFTP.com
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:coreftplite64.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\CoreFTP\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:http://www.coreftp.com/download/coreftplite64.exe

Core FTP LE 32-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: http://www.coreftp.com/download/setup.msi
  2. Download the setup.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Download & Install InstEd or your favorite MSI Editor
  4. Right-Click on the setup.msi and select InstEd It!
  5. Select Transform-> New Transform
  6. Name the file CoreFTP.mst and Save it to C:\Downloads
  7. Under the InstallExecuteSequence Table, Right-Click the _66116449_8230_408C_9984_08A683A737BE Action & select Delete Row
  8. Under the InstallExecuteSequence Table, Right-Click the _9F4ED881_D2B0_4967_955D_00AD73F31497 Action & select Delete Row
  9. Go to File-> Save-> Click OK
  10. Close InstEd
  11. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  12. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  13. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i setup.msi TRANSFORMS=CoreFTP.mst /qn
  14. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Core FTP LE (32-bit)
Vendor:CoreFTP.com
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i setup.msi TRANSFORMS=CoreFTP.mst /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x setup.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa setup.msi /qn
Download Link:http://www.coreftp.com/download/setup.msi

Core FTP LE 64-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: http://www.coreftp.com/download/setup64.msi
  2. Download the setup64.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Download & Install InstEd or your favorite MSI Editor
  4. Right-Click on the setup64.msi and select InstEd It!
  5. Select Transform-> New Transform
  6. Name the file CoreFTPx64.mst and Save it to C:\Downloads
  7. Under the InstallExecuteSequence Table, Right-Click the _30C1A206_C571_4307_BD3C_73A5B88F495B Action & select Delete Row
  8. Go to File-> Save-> Click OK
  9. Close InstEd
  10. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  11. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  12. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i setup64.msi TRANSFORMS=CoreFTPx64.mst /qn
  13. Press Enter

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

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Software Title:Core FTP LE (64-bit)
Vendor:CoreFTP.com
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i setup64.msi TRANSFORMS=CoreFTPx64.mst /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x setup64.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa setup64.msi /qn
Download Link:http://www.coreftp.com/download/setup64.msi

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 Core FTP MSI installers offer 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.

Core FTP 32-bit Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i setup.msi TRANSFORMS=CoreFTP.mst /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\CoreFTP-Install.log"

Core FTP 64-bit Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i setup64.msi TRANSFORMS=CoreFTPx64.mst /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\CoreFTPx64-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Core FTP 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:

Core FTP LE 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\CoreFTP\uninstall.exe" /S

Core FTP LE 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\CoreFTP\uninstall.exe" /S

Core FTP LE 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\CoreFTP\uninstall.exe" /S

Core FTP LE 32-bit Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x setup.msi /qn

Core FTP LE 64-bit Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x setup64.msi /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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