GeoSetter Silent Install (How-To Guide)

GeoSetter is a freeware tool for Windows for showing and changing geo data and other metadata (IPTC/XMP/Exif) of image files (e.g. images taken by digital cameras). This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of GeoSetter from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install GeoSetter Silently

GeoSetter Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the geosetter_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: geosetter_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find GeoSetter entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:GeoSetter
Vendor:Friedemann Schmidt
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:geosetter_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\GeoSetter\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\GeoSetter\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:GeoSetter Download
PowerShell Script:GeoSetter | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:GeoSetter | 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 GeoSetter Installation Log File

The GeoSetter 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.

GeoSetter Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

geosetter_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\GeoSetter-Install.log"

Change the GeoSetter Default Installation Directory

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

geosetter_setup.exe /DIR="C:\GeoSetter" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include the GeoSetter Desktop Shortcut During Install

The GeoSetter installer does not create a desktop shortcut by default. If you want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to include it.

GeoSetter Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

geosetter_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

Disable GeoSetter Automatic Check for Updates

  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
  • Save the file to C:\Downloads\ and name it: config.ini
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads\ folder
  • Enter the following command to copy the config.ini to “C:\Users\%Username%\AppData\Roaming\GeoSetter\”:
xcopy /y ".\config.ini" "%AppData%\GeoSetter\"

How to Uninstall GeoSetter Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

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

GeoSetter Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

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

GeoSetter Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\GeoSetter\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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