OmegaT Silent Install (How-To Guide)


OmegaT is a free and open-source translation memory application written in Java for professional translators. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of OmegaT from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install OmegaT Silently

OmegaT 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://omegat.org/download
  2. Scroll down and select the Windows with JRE download
  3. Download the OmegaT_x.y.z_Windows_Signed.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: OmegaT_x.y.z_Windows_Signed.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:OmegaT (32-bit)
Vendor:OmegaT
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:OmegaT_x.y.z_Windows_Signed.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\OmegaT\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\OmegaT\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://omegat.org/download

OmegaT 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://omegat.org/download
  2. Scroll down and select the Windows with 64-bit JRE download
  3. Download the OmegaT_x.y.z_Windows_64_Signed.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: OmegaT_x.y.z_Windows_64_Signed.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:OmegaT (64-bit)
Vendor:OmegaT
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:OmegaT_x.y.z_Windows_64_Signed.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\OmegaT\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://omegat.org/download

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 OmegaT 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.

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OmegaT 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

OmegaT_x.y.z_Windows_Signed.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\OmegaT-Install.log"

OmegaT 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

OmegaT_x.y.z_Windows_64_Signed.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\OmegaT-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 OmegaT to “C:\OmegaT”

OmegaT 32-bit (EXE)

OmegaT_x.y.z_Windows_Signed.exe /DIR="C:\OmegaT" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

OmegaT 64-bit (EXE)

OmegaT_x.y.z_Windows_64_Signed.exe /DIR="C:\OmegaT" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include Desktop Shortcut During Install

The OmegaT 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.

OmegaT 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

OmegaT_x.y.z_Windows_Signed.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

OmegaT 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

OmegaT_x.y.z_Windows_64_Signed.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

How to Uninstall OmegaT 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:

OmegaT 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

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

OmegaT 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\OmegaT\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

OmegaT 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\OmegaT\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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