Gephi Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Gephi is the leading visualization and exploration software for all kinds of graphs and networks. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Gephi from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Gephi Silently

Gephi Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://gephi.org/users/download/
  2. Download the gephi-x.y.z-windows-x64.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:
    • gephi-x.y.z-windows-x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Gephi
Vendor:Gephi
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:gephi-x.y.z-windows-x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Gephi-x.y.z\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://gephi.org/users/download/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/gephi-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-gephi-powershell/

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 Gephi Installation Log File

The Gephi 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.

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Gephi Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

gephi-x.y.z-windows-x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Gephi-Install.log"

Change the Gephi Default Installation Directory

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

gephi-x.y.z-windows-x64.exe /DIR="C:\Gephi" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS

Do Not Create Gephi Desktop Shortcut During Install

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gephi-x.y.z-windows-x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

Do Not Associate .gephi Files with Gephi

gephi-x.y.z-windows-x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS /MERGETASKS=!associategephi

Do Not Associate .gexf Files with Gephi

gephi-x.y.z-windows-x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS /MERGETASKS=!associategexf

Associate .gdf Files with Gephi

gephi-x.y.z-windows-x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS /MERGETASKS=associategdf

Associate .graphml Files with Gephi

gephi-x.y.z-windows-x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS /MERGETASKS=associategraphml

Associate .net Files with Gephi

gephi-x.y.z-windows-x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS /MERGETASKS=associatenet

Do Not Clean Previous Gephi User Preferences

gephi-x.y.z-windows-x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS /MERGETASKS=!cleanuserdir

How to Uninstall Gephi Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

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  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Gephi Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Gephi-x.y.z\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.

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