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 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to https://www.shotcut.org/download/
  2. Select the 64-bit 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
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:shotcut-win64-xxxxx.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Shotcut\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.shotcut.org/download/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/shotcut-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Shotcut 19.09.14 (32-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Shotcut 19.09.14 (32-bit) 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: shotcut-win32-190914.exe /S
  6. 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 (32-bit)
Vendor:Meltytech, LLC
Version:19.09.14
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:shotcut-win32-190914.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Shotcut\uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Shotcut\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.shotcut.org/download/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/shotcut-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Shotcut 19.09.14 (64-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Shotcut 19.09.14 (64-bit) 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: shotcut-win64-190914.exe /S
  6. 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
Version:19.09.14
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:shotcut-win64-190914.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Shotcut\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.shotcut.org/download/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/shotcut-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.


Additional Configurations

Change 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 19.10.20 (32-bit)

shotcut-win32-191020.exe /S /D=C:\Shotcut

Shotcut 19.10.20 (64-bit)

shotcut-win64-191020.exe /S /D=C:\Shotcut

How to Uninstall Shotcut Silently

Check out the Shotcut 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 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.

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