Far Manager Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Far Manager is a program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Far Manager from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Far Manager Silently

Far Manager 32-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.farmanager.com/download.php
  2. Select the x86 msi
  3. Download the MSI 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: 
    • MsiExec.exe /i Far3000000.x86.00000000.msi ADDLOCAL=ALL /qn
  7. Press Enter
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After a few moments you should see the Far Manager Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Far Manager (32-bit)
Vendor:Eugene Roshal & Far Group
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i Far3000000.x86.00000000.msi ADDLOCAL=ALL /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x Far3000000.x86.00000000.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa Far3000000.x86.00000000.msi /qn
Download Link:https://www.farmanager.com/download.php

Far Manager 64-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.farmanager.com/download.php
  2. Select the x64 msi
  3. Download the MSI 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:
    • MsiExec.exe /i Far3000000.x64.00000000.msi ADDLOCAL=ALL /qn
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Far Manager (64-bit)
Vendor:Eugene Roshal & Far Group
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i Far3000000.x64.00000000.msi ADDLOCAL=ALL /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x Far3000000.x64.00000000.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa Far3000000.x64.00000000.msi /qn
Download Link:https://www.farmanager.com/download.php

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 Far Manager installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Far Manager 32-bit Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i Far3000000.x86.00000000.msi ADDLOCAL=ALL /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\FarManager-Install.log"

Far Manager 64-bit Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i Far3000000.x64.00000000.msi ADDLOCAL=ALL /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\FarManager-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 Far Manager to “C:\Far Manager”

Far Manager 32-bit (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i Far3000000.x86.00000000.msi ADDLOCAL=ALL INSTALLDIR="C:\Far Manager" /qn

Far Manager 64-bit (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i Far3000000.x64.00000000.msi ADDLOCAL=ALL INSTALLDIR="C:\Far Manager" /qn

How to Uninstall Far Manager 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:

Far Manager 32-bit Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x Far3000000.x86.00000000.msi /qn

Far Manager 64-bit Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x Far3000000.x64.00000000.msi /qn

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