IObit Smart Defrag Silent Install (How-To Guide)

IObit Smart Defrag is a disk defragmentation utility. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of IObit Smart Defrag from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install IObit Smart Defrag Silently

IObit Smart Defrag Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the smart-defrag-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: smart-defrag-setup.exe /RunSetup /SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:IObit Smart Defrag
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:smart-defrag-setup.exe /RunSetup /SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\IObit\Smart Defrag\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\IObit\Smart Defrag\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:
PowerShell 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 an Installation Log File

The IObit Smart Defrag 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.

IObit Smart Defrag Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

smart-defrag-setup.exe /RunSetup /SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\IObitSmartDefrag-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 IObit Smart Defrag to “C:\IObit\Smart Defrag”

smart-defrag-setup.exe /DIR="C:\IObit\Smart Defrag" /RunSetup /SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The IObit Smart Defrag 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.

IObit Smart Defrag Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

smart-defrag-setup.exe /RunSetup /SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

How to Uninstall IObit Smart Defrag Silently

Check out the IObit Smart Defrag 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:

IObit Smart Defrag Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\IObit\Smart Defrag\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

IObit Smart Defrag Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\IObit\Smart Defrag\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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