Darktable Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Darktable from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Darktable Silently

Darktable Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases
  2. Select the version of your choice
  3. Download the darktable-x.y.z-win64.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: darktable-x.y.z-win64.exe /S
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Darktable
Vendor:The Darktable Project
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:darktable-x.y.z-win64.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\darktable\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

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 Darktable to “C:\Darktable”

darktable-x.y.z-win64.exe /S /D=C:\Darktable

How to Uninstall Darktable Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Darktable Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\darktable\Uninstall.exe" /S

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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