IrfanView Silent Install (How-To Guide)


IrfanView is an image viewer, editor, organizer and converter program. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of IrfanView from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install IrfanView Silently

IrfanView 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the IrfanView 32-bit Installer
  2. Download the iview000_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: iview000_setup.exe /silent /group=1 /allusers=1
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the IrfanView shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:IrfanView (32-bit)
Vendor:Irfan Skiljan
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:iview000_setup.exe /silent /group=1 /allusers=1
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\IrfanView\iv_uninstall.exe" /silent
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System) "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\IrfanView\iv_uninstall.exe" /silent
Download Link:https://www.irfanview.com/

IrfanView 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the IrfanView 64-bit Installer
  2. Download the iview000_x64_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: iview000_x64_setup.exe /silent /group=1 /allusers=1
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the IrfanView shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:IrfanView (64-bit)
Vendor:Irfan Skiljan
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:iview000_x64_setup.exe /silent /group=1 /allusers=1
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\IrfanView\iv_uninstall.exe" /silent
Download Link:https://www.irfanview.com/

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

IrfanView 32-bit (EXE)

iview000_setup.exe /silent /folder="C:\IrfanView" /group=1 /allusers=1

IrfanView 64-bit (EXE)

iview000_x64_setup.exe /silent /folder="C:\IrfanView" /group=1 /allusers=1

Include Desktop Shortcut During Install

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

IrfanView 32-bit Silent Install with Desktop Shortcut

iview000_setup.exe /silent /desktop=1 /group=1 /allusers=1

IrfanView 64-bit Silent Install with Desktop Shortcut

iview000_x64_setup.exe /silent /desktop=1 /group=1 /allusers=1

Include Thumbnails Desktop Shortcut

You can include a thumbnails desktop shortcut by running the following command line switch during a silent install.

IrfanView 32-bit Silent Install with Thumbnails Desktop Shortcut

iview000_setup.exe /silent /thumbs=1 /group=1 /allusers=1

IrfanView 64-bit Silent Install with Thumbnails Desktop Shortcut

iview000_x64_setup.exe /silent /thumbs=1 /group=1 /allusers=1

Set File Associations During Install

You can set the file associations during install by running one of the following command line switches.

IrfanView 32-bit (Set File Associations – Images Only)

iview000_setup.exe /silent /group=1 /allusers=1 /assoc=1

IrfanView 64-bit (Set File Associations – Images Only)

iview000_x64_setup.exe /silent /group=1 /allusers=1 /assoc=1

IrfanView 32-bit (Set File Associations – Select All)

iview000_setup.exe /silent /group=1 /allusers=1 /assoc=2

IrfanView 64-bit (Set File Associations – Select All)

iview000_x64_setup.exe /silent /group=1 /allusers=1 /assoc=2

Set Custom INI Folder

IrfanView 32-bit (EXE)

iview000_setup.exe /silent /group=1 /allusers=1 /ini="C:\Temp"

IrfanView 64-bit (EXE)

iview000_x64_setup.exe /silent /group=1 /allusers=1 /ini="C:\Temp"

How to Uninstall IrfanView Silently

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

IrfanView (32-bit) Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\IrfanView\iv_uninstall.exe" /silent

IrfanView (32-bit) Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\IrfanView\iv_uninstall.exe" /silent

IrfanView (64-bit) Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\IrfanView\iv_uninstall.exe" /silent

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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