Foobar2000 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of foobar2000 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Foobar2000 Silently

Foobar2000 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: http://www.foobar2000.org/download
  2. Download the foobar2000_v.x.x.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: foobar2000_v.x.x.exe /S
  6. Press Enter
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After a few moments you should see the foobar2000 Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:foobar2000
Vendor:Peter Pawlowski
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:foobar2000_v.x.x.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\foobar2000\uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\foobar2000\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:http://www.foobar2000.org/download
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/foobar2000-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

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 foobar2000 to “C:\foobar2000”

foobar2000_v.x.x.exe /S /D=C:\foobar2000

How to Uninstall Foobar2000 Silently

Check out the Foobar2000 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:

Foobar2000 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\foobar2000\uninstall.exe" /S

Foobar2000 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\foobar2000\uninstall.exe" /S

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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