MusicBrainz Picard Silent Install (How-To Guide)

MusicBrainz Picard is a free and open-source software application for identifying, tagging, and organizing digital audio recordings. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of MusicBrainz Picard from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install MusicBrainz Picard Silently

MusicBrainz Picard Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the MusicBrainz Picard Installer for Windows
  2. Download the file 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: picard-setup-x.x.x.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:MusicBrainz Picard
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:picard-setup-x.x.x.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\MusicBrainz Picard\uninst.exe" /S
Download Link:

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

Disable MusicBrainz Picard Auto Update Check

  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
  • Save the file and name it: Picard.ini
  • Follow the “How to Install MusicBrainz Picard Silently” steps mentioned earlier in the article
  • Create the following folder (if it does not already exist): “%AppData%\MusicBrainz”
  • Copy the Picard.ini file to “%AppData%\MusicBrainz”

How to Uninstall MusicBrainz Picard Silently

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

MusicBrainz Picard Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\MusicBrainz Picard\uninst.exe" /S

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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