Lightshot Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Lightshot is the fastest way to take a customizable screenshot. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Lightshot from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Lightshot Silently

Lightshot Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://app.prntscr.com/build/setup-lightshot.exe
  2. Download the setup-lightshot.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: setup-lightshot.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Lightshot
Vendor:Skillbrains
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setup-lightshot.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Skillbrains\lightshot\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Skillbrains\lightshot\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://app.prntscr.com/build/setup-lightshot.exe
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/lightshot-install-and-uninstall-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 an Installation Log File

The Lightshot installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Lightshot (EXE) Silent Install with Logging

setup-lightshot.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Lightshot-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 Lightshot to “C:\Lightshot”

setup-lightshot.exe /DIR=C:\Lightshot /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall Lightshot Silently

Check out the Lightshot 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:

Lightshot Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Skillbrains\lightshot\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Lightshot Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Skillbrains\lightshot\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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