Simplenote Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Simplenote is a note-taking application with Markdown support. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Simplenote from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Simplenote Silently

Simplenote Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://simplenote.com/
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  3. Select the Other Downloads link
  4. Download the Simplenote-win-x.y.z.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command: Simplenote-win-x.y.z.exe /allusers /S
  8. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Simplenote
Vendor:Automattic, Inc.
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Simplenote-win-x.y.z.exe /allusers /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Simplenote\Uninstall Simplenote.exe" /allusers /S
Download Link:https://simplenote.com/
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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 Installation Directory

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

Simplenote-win-x.y.z.exe /allusers /S /D=C:\Simplenote

How to Uninstall Simplenote Silently

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

Simplenote Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Simplenote\Uninstall Simplenote.exe" /allusers /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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