Everything Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Everything is a desktop search utility for Windows that can rapidly find files and folders by name. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Everything from the command line using both EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install Everything Silently

Everything 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.voidtools.com/downloads/
  2. Download the Everything-w.x.y.z.x86-Setup.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: Everything-w.x.y.z.x86-Setup.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Everything (x86)
Vendor:David Carpenter
Architecture:32-bit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Everything-w.x.y.z.x86-Setup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Everything\Uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Everything\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.voidtools.com/downloads/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/everything-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Everything 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.voidtools.com/downloads/
  2. Download the Everything-w.x.y.z.x64-Setup.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: Everything-w.x.y.z.x64-Setup.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Everything (x64)
Vendor:David Carpenter
Architecture:64-bit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Everything-w.x.y.z.x64-Setup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Everything\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.voidtools.com/downloads/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/everything-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Everything 32-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.voidtools.com/downloads/
  2. Download the Everything-w.x.y.z.x86.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 Everything-w.x.y.z.x86.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Everything (x86)
Vendor:David Carpenter
Architecture:32-bit
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i Everything-w.x.y.z.x86.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x Everything-w.x.y.z.x86.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa Everything-w.x.y.z.x86.msi /qn
Download Link:https://www.voidtools.com/downloads/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/everything-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Everything 64-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.voidtools.com/downloads/
  2. Download the Everything-w.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 Everything-w.x.y.z.x64.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Everything (x64)
Vendor:David Carpenter
Architecture:64-bit
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i Everything-w.x.y.z.x64.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x Everything-w.x.y.z.x64.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa Everything-w.x.y.z.x64.msi /qn
Download Link:https://www.voidtools.com/downloads/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/everything-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

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 Everything MSI 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.

Everything 32-bit Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i Everything-w.x.y.z.x86.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Everything32-Install.log"

Everything 64-bit Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i Everything-w.x.y.z.x64.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Everything64-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 Everything to “C:\Everything”

Everything 32-bit (EXE)

Everything-w.x.y.z.x86-Setup.exe /S /D=C:\Everything

Everything 32-bit (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i Everything-w.x.y.z.x86.msi ALLUSERS=1 TARGETDIR=C:\Everything /qn

Everything 64-bit (EXE)

Everything-w.x.y.z.x64-Setup.exe /S /D=C:\Everything

Everything 64-bit (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i Everything-w.x.y.z.x64.msi ALLUSERS=1 TARGETDIR=C:\Everything /qn

How to Uninstall Everything Silently

Check out the Everything 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 commands:

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

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

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

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Everything\Uninstall.exe" /S

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

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

Everything 32-bit Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x Everything-w.x.y.z.x86.msi /qn

Everything 64-bit Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x Everything-w.x.y.z.x64.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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