ScratchJr Silent Install (How-To Guide)


ScratchJr is a visual programming language designed to introduce programming skills to children ages 5–7. By creating projects in ScratchJr, young children can learn to think creatively and reason systematically, despite not being able to read. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of ScratchJr from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install ScratchJr Silently

ScratchJr Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://jfo8000.github.io/ScratchJr-Desktop/
  2. Download the ScratchJr-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: ScratchJr-x.y.z.Setup.exe -s
  6. Press Enter
Playing Osmo coding start kit with ...
Playing Osmo coding start kit with my 3 1/2 year old toddler

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

Software Title:ScratchJr
Vendor:ScratchJr – Open Source Community Port
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:ScratchJr-x.y.z.Setup.exe -s
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%LocalAppData%\ScratchJr\Update.exe" --uninstall -s
Download Link:https://jfo8000.github.io/ScratchJr-Desktop/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/scratchjr-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.


How to Uninstall ScratchJr Silently

Check out the ScratchJr Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

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

ScratchJr Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%LocalAppData%\ScratchJr\Update.exe" --uninstall -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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