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. Download the Pushbullet 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:
    • pushbullet_installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter
  7. Enter the following command:
    • TASKKILL /F /IM "pushbullet_client.exe"
  8. Press Enter

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

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 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 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 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

  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.

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