Shotcut Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Shotcut is a free and open-source cross-platform video editing application. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Shotcut from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Shotcut Silently

Shotcut Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Select the Windows Installer
  3. Download the shotcut-win64-xxxxx.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 command: shotcut-win64-xxxxx.exe /S
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Shotcut shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Shotcut (64-bit)
Vendor:Meltytech, LLC
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:shotcut-win64-xxxxx.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Shotcut\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:
Detection Script:

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 the Shotcut Default Installation Directory

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

shotcut-win64-xxxxx.exe /S /D=C:\Shotcut

How to Uninstall Shotcut Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Shotcut Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Shotcut 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:

Shotcut 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Shotcut\uninstall.exe" /S

Shotcut 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Shotcut\uninstall.exe" /S

Shotcut 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Shotcut\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.

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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