Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers 2021 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


This Eclipse package is an IDE for C/C++ Developers. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers from the command line using the ZIP file.

How to Install Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers 2021 Silently

Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers 2021-03 (4.19.0) Silent Install

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Click the Windows x86_x64 link to download the zip file
  3. Download the ZIP file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads\Eclipse)
  4. Navigate to: https://www.7-zip.org/download.html
  5. Click the Download link for the 64-bit x64 .exe
  6. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  7. Navigate to: https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/javase-jdk15-downloads.html
  8. Download the Windows x64 Installer
  9. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  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: 7z1900-x64.exe /S
  13. Press Enter
  14. Enter the following command: jdk-15.0.2_windows-x64_bin.exe /s
  15. Press Enter
  16. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Eclipse folder
  17. Enter the following command:
    • "%ProgramFiles%\7-Zip\7z.exe" x -o"%ProgramFiles%\Eclipse\cpp-2021-03" ".\eclipse-cpp-2021-03-R-win32-x86_64.zip"
  18. Press Enter

Create an Eclipse Start Menu Shortcut with Windows PowerShell

  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
$TargetFile = "$env:ProgramFiles\Eclipse\cpp-2021-03\eclipse\eclipse.exe"
$ShortcutFile = "$env:ALLUSERSPROFILE\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Eclipse IDE for CPP Developers.lnk"
$WScriptShell = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
$Shortcut = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut($ShortcutFile)
$Shortcut.TargetPath = $TargetFile
$Shortcut.Save()
  • Save the file to C:\Downloads\Eclipse and name it: EclipseStartMenuSC.ps1
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Eclipse folder
  • Enter the following command:
    • Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File ".\EclipseStartMenuSC.ps1"

Create an Eclipse Desktop Shortcut with Windows PowerShell

  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
$TargetFile = "$env:ProgramFiles\Eclipse\cpp-2021-03\eclipse\eclipse.exe"
$ShortcutFile = "$env:Public\Desktop\Eclipse IDE for CPP Developers.lnk"
$WScriptShell = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
$Shortcut = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut($ShortcutFile)
$Shortcut.TargetPath = $TargetFile
$Shortcut.Save()
  • Save the file to C:\Downloads\Eclipse and name it: EclipseDesktopSC.ps1
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Eclipse folder
  • Enter the following command:
    • Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File ".\EclipseDesktopSC.ps1"

Software Title:Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers
Vendor:Eclipse Foundation, Inc.
Version:2021-03 (4.19.0)
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)7z1900-x64.exe /S
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)jdk-15.0.2_windows-x64_bin.exe /s
Silent Install Switch (Step 3)"%ProgramFiles%\7-Zip\7z.exe" x -o"%ProgramFiles%\Eclipse\cpp-2021-03" ".\eclipse-cpp-2021-03-R-win32-x86_64.zip"
Silent Uninstall Switch:RMDIR /Q /S "%ProgramFiles%\Eclipse\cpp-2021-03"
Download Link:https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/2021-03/r/eclipse-ide-cc-developers
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/eclipse-ide-for-c-c-developers-2021-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

How to Uninstall Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers Silently

Check out the Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers 2021 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 sets of commands:

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TASKKILL /F /IM eclipse.exe
RMDIR /Q /S "%ProgramFiles%\Eclipse\cpp-2021-03"
DEL "%PUBLIC%\Desktop\Eclipse IDE for CPP Developers.lnk"
DEL "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Eclipse IDE for CPP Developers.lnk"

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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