FileSeek Silent Install (How-To Guide)


FileSeek is an easy-to-use file search app that includes advanced functionality for power users. You can search through files using simple queries or regular expressions. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of FileSeek from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install FileSeek Silently

FileSeek Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the FileSeek (EXE) Installer
  2. Download the EXE 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:
    • FileSeekSetup-x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LAUNCHAFTER=0
  6. Press Enter
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After a few moments you should see the FileSeek Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:FileSeek
Vendor:Binary Fortress Software
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:FileSeekSetup-x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LAUNCHAFTER=0
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\FileSeek\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\FileSeek\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.fileseek.ca/Download/

FileSeek 6.4 Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Download the FileSeek (MSI) Zip File
  2. Download the zip file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the Zip file using Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  4. Enter the following command:
    • Expand-Archive -Path 'C:\Downloads\FileSeekMSI-6.4.zip' -DestinationPath 'C:\Downloads'
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i FileSeekSetup-6.4.msi CUSTOM1=/VERYSILENT LAUNCHAFTER=0 /qn
  8. Press Enter

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

Software Title:FileSeek
Vendor:Binary Fortress Software
Version:6.4.0.0
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i FileSeekSetup-6.4.msi CUSTOM1=/VERYSILENT LAUNCHAFTER=0 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {4F106A98-E167-4E49-B703-098E6AA9FF22} /qn
Download Link:https://www.fileseek.ca/Download/

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 FileSeek 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.

FileSeek Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

FileSeekSetup-x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LAUNCHAFTER=0 /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\FileSeek-Install.log"

FileSeek Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i FileSeekSetup-x.x.msi CUSTOM1=/VERYSILENT LAUNCHAFTER=0 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\FileSeek-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 FileSeek to “C:\FileSeek”

FileSeekSetup-x.x.exe /DIR="C:\FileSeek" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LAUNCHAFTER=0

Exclude FileSeek Desktop Shortcut During Install

The FileSeek installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

FileSeek Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

FileSeekSetup-x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LAUNCHAFTER=0 /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon,!desktopicon\common

How to Uninstall FileSeek 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:

FileSeek (EXE) Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\FileSeek\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

FileSeek (EXE) Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\FileSeek\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

FileSeek 6.4 (MSI) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {4F106A98-E167-4E49-B703-098E6AA9FF22} /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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