Cryptomator Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Cryptomator offers transparent client-side encryption of your files in the cloud. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Cryptomator from the command line using both the MSI & EXE installers.

How to Install Cryptomator Silently

Cryptomator Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://cryptomator.org/downloads/
  2. Download the Cryptomator-x.y.z-x64.msi 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 Cryptomator-x.y.z-x64.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Cryptomator
Vendor:Skymatic GmbH
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i Cryptomator-x.y.z-x64.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x Cryptomator-x.y.z-x64.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa Cryptomator-x.y.z-x64.msi /qn
Download Link:https://cryptomator.org/downloads/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/cryptomator-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Cryptomator Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://github.com/cryptomator/cryptomator/releases/tag/1.5.17
  2. Download the Cryptomator-x.y.z-x64.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: Cryptomator-x.y.z-x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Cryptomator
Vendor:cryptomator.org
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Cryptomator-x.y.z-x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Cryptomator\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://github.com/cryptomator/cryptomator/releases/tag/1.5.17
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/cryptomator-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

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 Cryptomator installers offer 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.

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Cryptomator Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i Cryptomator-x.y.z-x64.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Cryptomator-Install.log"

Cryptomator Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

Cryptomator-x.y.z-x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Cryptomator-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 Cryptomator to “C:\Cryptomator”

Cryptomator (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i Cryptomator-x.y.z-x64.msi INSTALLDIR="C:\Cryptomator\" /qn

Cryptomator (EXE)

Cryptomator-x.y.z-x64.exe /DIR="C:\Cryptomator" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall Cryptomator Silently

Check out the Cryptomator 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 set of commands:

Cryptomator Silent Uninstall (MSI)

TASKKILL /F /IM Cryptomator.exe
MsiExec.exe /x Cryptomator-x.y.z-x64.msi /qn

Cryptomator Silent Uninstall (EXE)

TASKKILL /F /IM Cryptomator.exe
"%ProgramFiles%\Cryptomator\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.

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