QNAP Qfinder Pro Silent Install (How-To Guide)


QNAP Qfinder Pro allows you to quickly find and easily access all of the QNAP NAS on the same LAN. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of QNAP Qfinder Pro from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install QNAP Qfinder Pro Silently

QNAP Qfinder Pro Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.qnap.com/en-us/utilities/essentials
  2. Under Qfinder Pro section, select Windows Download
  3. Download & Copy the QNAPQfinderProWindows-w.x.y.z.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 commands:
QNAPQfinderProWindows-w.x.y.z.exe /S
TASKKILL /F /IM QfinderPro.exe

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

Software Title:Qfinder Pro
Vendor:QNAP Systems, Inc.
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)QNAPQfinderProWindows-w.x.y.z.exe /S
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)TASKKILL /F /IM QfinderPro.exe
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\QNAP\Qfinder\uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\QNAP\Qfinder\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.qnap.com/en-us/utilities/essentials
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/qnap-qfinder-pro-install-and-uninstall-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

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 Qfinder Pro to “C:\QNAP\Qfinder”

QNAPQsyncClientWindows-w.x.y.z.exe /S /D=C:\QNAP\Qfinder
TASKKILL /F /IM QfinderPro.exe

How to Uninstall QNAP Qfinder Pro Silently

Check out the QNAP Qfinder Pro Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

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  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following sets of commands:

QNAP Qfinder Pro Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

TASKKILL /F /IM QfinderPro.exe
"%ProgramFiles%\QNAP\Qfinder\uninstall.exe" /S

QNAP Qfinder Pro Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

TASKKILL /F /IM QfinderPro.exe
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\QNAP\Qfinder\uninstall.exe" /S

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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