IZArc Silent Install (How-To Guide)


IZArc is a zip/unzip file utility that allows you to compress, extract, convert, and repair ZIP, 7-ZIP, RAR, CAB, IMG, ISO, JAR, NRG, TAR and many other archive formats for free. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of IZArc from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install IZArc Silently

IZArc Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.izarc.org/downloads
  2. Download the 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: IZArc_x.y.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:IZArc
Vendor:Ivan Zahariev
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:IZArc_x.y.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\IZArc\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\IZArc\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.izarc.org/downloads

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 IZArc 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.

IZArc Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

IZArc_x.y.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\IZArc-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 IZArc to “C:\IZArc

IZArc_x.y.exe /DIR="C:\IZArc" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include Desktop Shortcut During Install

The IZArc 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.

IZArc Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

IZArc_x.y.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=dt

How to Uninstall IZArc 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:

IZArc Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit Systems

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

IZArc Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit Systems

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\IZArc\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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