Subtitle Edit Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Subtitle Edit is a free and open-source subtitle editor to create, edit, adjust or synchronize subtitles for videos. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Subtitle Edit from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Subtitle Edit Silently

Subtitle Edit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the SubtitleEdit Setup Zip File
  2. Download the zip file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the EXE from the zip file to (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:
    • SubtitleEdit-x.x.x-Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Subtitle Edit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:SubtitleEdit-x.x.x-Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Subtitle Edit\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART
Download Link:

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.

Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

The Subtitle Edit 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.

Subtitle Edit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

SubtitleEdit-x.x.x-Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\SubtitleEdit-Install.log"

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 Subtitle Edit to “C:\Subtitle Edit”

SubtitleEdit-x.x.x-Setup.exe /DIR="C:\Subtitle Edit" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude Subtitle Edit Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Subtitle Edit installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

Subtitle Edit Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

SubtitleEdit-x.x.x-Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon,!desktopicon\user

How to Uninstall Subtitle Edit 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:

Subtitle Edit Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Subtitle Edit\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART

Subtitle Edit Silent Uninstall (EXE) with Logging

"%ProgramFiles%\Subtitle Edit\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\SubtitleEdit-Uninstall.log"

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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