Poedit Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Poedit is a cross-platform gettext catalog editor to aid in the process of language localization. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Poedit from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Poedit Silently

Poedit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://poedit.net/download
  2. Download the Poedit-x.y.z-setup.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: Poedit-x.y.z-setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Poedit
Vendor:Vaclav Slavik
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Poedit-x.y.z-setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Poedit\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Poedit\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://poedit.net/download
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/poedit-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-poedit-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 a Poedit Installation Log File

The Poedit 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.

Poedit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

Poedit-x.y.z-setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Poedit-Install.log"

Change the Poedit Default Installation Directory

You can change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Poedit to “C:\Poedit”

Poedit-x.y.z-setup.exe /DIR=C:\Poedit /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall Poedit Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Poedit Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Poedit Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Poedit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

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

Poedit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Poedit\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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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