Pushbullet Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Pushbullet is one of the fastest and easiest way to get links, notes, lists, files, and addresses both from your desktop computer to your mobile device and vice versa. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Pushbullet from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Pushbullet Silently

Pushbullet Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://update.pushbullet.com/pushbullet_installer.exe
  2. Download the pushbullet_installer.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 commands:
pushbullet_installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
TASKKILL /F /IM "pushbullet_client.exe"

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

Software Title:Pushbullet
Vendor:Pushbullet Inc
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)pushbullet_installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)TASKKILL /F /IM "pushbullet_client.exe"
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Pushbullet\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Pushbullet\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://update.pushbullet.com/pushbullet_installer.exe
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/pushbullet-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-pushbullet-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 Pushbullet Installation Log File

The Pushbullet 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.

Pushbullet Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

pushbullet_installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Pushbullet-Install.log"
TASKKILL /F /IM "pushbullet_client.exe"

Change the Pushbullet Default Installation Directory

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

pushbullet_installer.exe /DIR="C:\Pushbullet" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
TASKKILL /F /IM "pushbullet_client.exe"

Include the Pushbullet Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Pushbullet 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.

Pushbullet Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

pushbullet_installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon
TASKKILL /F /IM "pushbullet_client.exe"

How to Uninstall Pushbullet Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Pushbullet Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Pushbullet 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:

Pushbullet Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

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

Pushbullet Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Pushbullet\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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