PowerArchiver 2019 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


PowerArchiver is a proprietary file archiver developed by ConeXware Inc. It supports creating and reading ZIP, 7z, and Tar archive formats, as well as various disk image formats. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of PowerArchiver 2019 from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install PowerArchiver 2019 Silently

PowerArchiver 2019 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the PowerArchiver 2019 EXE 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: powarc190057.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the PowerArchiver Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:PowerArchiver 2019
Vendor:ConeXware, Inc.
Version:19.00.57
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:powarc190057.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\PowerArchiver\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.powerarchiver.com/download-powerarchiver/

PowerArchiver 2019 (32-bit) Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Download the PowerArchiver 2019 (32-bit) MSI 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: MsiExec.exe /i powarc190057x86.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the PowerArchiver Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:PowerArchiver 2019 (32-bit)
Vendor:ConeXware, Inc.
Version:19.00.57
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i powarc190057x86.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {4C6722DA-940C-4582-98B4-563A975EAED0} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {4C6722DA-940C-4582-98B4-563A975EAED0} /qn
Download Link:https://www.powerarchiver.com/download-powerarchiver/

PowerArchiver 2019 (64-bit) Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Download the PowerArchiver 2019 (64-bit) MSI 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: MsiExec.exe /i powarc190057x64.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the PowerArchiver Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:PowerArchiver 2019 (64-bit)
Vendor:ConeXware, Inc.
Version:19.00.57
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i powarc190057x64.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {B49D6AF2-8F4A-45FB-B6A1-38E16CED8710} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {B49D6AF2-8F4A-45FB-B6A1-38E16CED8710} /qn
Download Link:https://www.powerarchiver.com/download-powerarchiver/

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.

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Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

The PowerArchiver installers offer 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.

PowerArchiver 2019 (EXE) Silent Install w/ Logging

powarc190057.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\PowerArchiver-Install.log"

PowerArchiver 2019 (32-bit) MSI Silent Install w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /i powarc190057x86.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\PowerArchiver32-Install.log"

PowerArchiver 2019 (64-bit) MSI Silent Install w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /i powarc190057x64.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\PowerArchiver32-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 PowerArchiver to “C:\PowerArchiver”

powarc190057.exe /DIR="C:\PowerArchiver" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall PowerArchiver 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:

PowerArchiver 2019 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

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

PowerArchiver 2019 (32-bit) Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {4C6722DA-940C-4582-98B4-563A975EAED0} /qn

PowerArchiver 2019 (64-bit) Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {B49D6AF2-8F4A-45FB-B6A1-38E16CED8710} /qn

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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