NexusFile Silent Install (How-To Guide)


NexusFile is a dual pane file manager for Windows. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of NexusFile from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install NexusFile Silently

NexusFile Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the NexusFile Installer
  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:
    • NexusFileSetupx.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:NexusFile
Vendor:Xiles
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:NexusFileSetupx.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\NexusFile\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\NexusFile\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:http://www.xiles.net/

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

Create an Installation Log File

The NexusFile 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.

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NexusFile Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

NexusFileSetupx.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\NexusFile-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 NexusFile to “C:\NexusFile”

NexusFileSetupx.x.x.exe /DIR="C:\NexusFile" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include Desktop Shortcut During Install

The NexusFile 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.

NexusFile Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

NexusFileSetupx.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

How to Uninstall NexusFile 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:

NexusFile Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

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

NexusFile Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\NexusFile\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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