FotoSketcher Silent Install (How-To Guide)

FotoSketcher is a free and user-friendly software tool designed for Windows that allows users to convert their digital photos into artworks or sketches. It provides various artistic effects and filters to transform ordinary photographs into drawings, paintings, or other artistic styles. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of FotoSketcher from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install FotoSketcher Silently

FotoSketcher Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://fotosketcher.com/download-fotosketcher/
  2. Download the FotoSketcher_x.xx_setup_64bit.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 commands:
FotoSketcher_x.xx_setup_64bit.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
TASKKILL /F /IM OpenWith.exe
TASKKILL /F /IM FotoSketcher.exe

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

Software Title:FotoSketcher
Vendor:David THOIRON
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:FotoSketcher_x.xx_setup_64bit.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\FotoSketcher\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:FotoSketcher Download
PowerShell Script:FotoSketcher | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:FotoSketcher | Custom Detection Script

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 a FotoSketcher Installation Log File

The FotoSketcher 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.

FotoSketcher Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

FotoSketcher_x.xx_setup_64bit.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\FotoSketcher-Install.log"

Change the FotoSketcher Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing FotoSketcher to “C:\FotoSketcher”

FotoSketcher_x.xx_setup_64bit.exe /DIR="C:\FotoSketcher" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude the FotoSketcher Desktop Shortcut During Install

The FotoSketcher 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.

FotoSketcher Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

FotoSketcher_x.xx_setup_64bit.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

How to Uninstall FotoSketcher Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

FotoSketcher Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
FotoSketcher Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

FotoSketcher Silent Uninstall (EXE)

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

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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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