Ditto Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Ditto is an extension to the standard Windows clipboard. It saves each item placed on the clipboard allowing you access to any of those items at a later time. Ditto allows you to save any type of information that can be put on the clipboard including text, images, html, custom formats, etc. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Ditto from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Ditto Silently

Ditto 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Ditto 32-bit Installer
  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:
    • DittoSetup_x_x_x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=addfirewallexception
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Ditto 32-bit
Vendor:Scott Brogden
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:DittoSetup_x_x_x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=addfirewallexception
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Ditto\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Ditto\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://ditto-cp.sourceforge.io/

Ditto 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Ditto 64-bit Installer
  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:
    • DittoSetup_64bit_x_x_x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=addfirewallexception
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Ditto 64-bit
Vendor:Scott Brogden
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:DittoSetup_64bit_x_x_x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=addfirewallexception
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Ditto\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://ditto-cp.sourceforge.io/

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

Create an Installation Log File

The Ditto 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.

Ditto 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

DittoSetup_x_x_x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=addfirewallexception /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Ditto-Install.log"

Ditto 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

DittoSetup_64bit_x_x_x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=addfirewallexception /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Ditto-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 Ditto to “C:\Ditto”

Ditto 32-bit (EXE)

DittoSetup_x_x_x.exe /DIR="C:\Ditto" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=addfirewallexception

Ditto 64-bit (EXE)

DittoSetup_64bit_x_x_x.exe /DIR="C:\Ditto" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=addfirewallexception

Disable Ditto Run At Startup

Ditto 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Run At Startup Disabled

DittoSetup_x_x_x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!runatstartup,addfirewallexception

Ditto 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Run At Startup Disabled

DittoSetup_64bit_x_x_x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!runatstartup,addfirewallexception

How to Uninstall Ditto 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:

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

TASKKILL /F /IM "Ditto.exe"
"%ProgramFiles%\Ditto\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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

TASKKILL /F /IM "Ditto.exe"
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Ditto\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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

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