Sublime Text Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Sublime Text is a shareware cross-platform source code editor. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Sublime Text from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Sublime Text Silently

Sublime Text 3.2.2 (32-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Sublime Text 3.2.2 (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: “Sublime Text Build 3211 Setup.exe” /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a minute or so you should see the Sublime Text shortcuts in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Sublime Text 3 (32-bit)
Vendor:Sublime HQ Pty Ltd
Version:3.2.2 Build 3211
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:"Sublime Text Build 3211 Setup.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Sublime Text 3\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Sublime Text 3\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.sublimetext.com/3

Sublime Text 3.2.2 (64-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Sublime Text 3.2.2 (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: “Sublime Text Build 3211 x64 Setup.exe” /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a minute or so you should see the Sublime Text shortcuts in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Sublime Text 3 (64-bit)
Vendor:Sublime HQ Pty Ltd
Version:3.2.2 Build 3211
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:"Sublime Text Build 3211 x64 Setup.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Sublime Text 3\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.sublimetext.com/3

Sublime Text 2.0.2 (32-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Sublime Text 2.0.2 (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: “Sublime Text 2.0.2a Setup.exe” /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a minute or so you should see the Sublime Text shortcuts in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Sublime Text 2 (32-bit)
Vendor:Sublime HQ Pty Ltd
Version:2.0.2
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:"Sublime Text 2.0.2a Setup.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Sublime Text 2\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Sublime Text 2\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.sublimetext.com/2

Sublime Text 2.0.2 (64-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Sublime Text 2.0.2 (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: “Sublime Text 2.0.2a x64 Setup.exe” /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a minute or so you should see the Sublime Text shortcuts in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Sublime Text 2 (64-bit)
Vendor:Sublime HQ Pty Ltd
Version:2.0.2
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:"Sublime Text 2.0.2a x64 Setup.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Sublime Text 2\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.sublimetext.com/2

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Create an Installation Log File

The Sublime Text installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Sublime Text 3.2.2 (32-bit) Silent Install w/ Logging

"Sublime Text Build 3211 Setup.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\SublimeText32-Install.log"

Sublime Text 3.2.2 (64-bit) Silent Install w/ Logging

"Sublime Text Build 3211 x64 Setup.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\SublimeText64-Install.log"

Include Windows Explorer Context Menu

The Sublime Text installer does NOT include the Windows Explorer context menu by default. If you want the Sublime Text context menu included during installation, then you can run the following command line switch.

Sublime Text 3.2.2 (32-bit) Silent Install w/ Windows Explorer Context Menu

"Sublime Text Build 3211 Setup.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /TASKS=contextentry

Sublime Text 3.2.2 (64-bit) Silent Install w/ Windows Explorer Context Menu

"Sublime Text Build 3211 x64 Setup.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /TASKS=contextentry

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 Sublime Text to “C:\Sublime Text”

Sublime Text 3.2.2 (32-bit)

"Sublime Text Build 3211 Setup.exe" /DIR="C:\Sublime Text" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Sublime Text 3.2.2 (64-bit)

"Sublime Text Build 3211 x64 Setup.exe" /DIR="C:\Sublime Text" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall Sublime Text Silently

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

Sublime Text 3 (32-bit) Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Sublime Text 3\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Sublime Text 3 (32-bit) Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Sublime Text 3\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Sublime Text 3 (64-bit) Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Sublime Text 3\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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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