Todoist Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Todoist is the productivity tool you can use to get work and life organized. Collect tasks, organize projects, and plan your day. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Todoist from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Todoist Silently

Todoist Silent Install (Windows 10 Installer)

  1. Navigate to: https://todoist.com/downloads/windows?lang=en
  2. Download the Windows 10 Installer 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: Todoist-x.y.z.exe /S /D="%ProgramFiles%\Todoist"
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Todoist
Vendor:Doist Ltd.
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Todoist-x.y.z.exe /S /D="%ProgramFiles%\Todoist"
Silent Uninstall Switch (ProgramFiles)"%ProgramFiles%\Todoist\Uninstall Todoist.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (UserProfile)"%LocalAppData%\Programs\todoist\Uninstall Todoist.exe" /S
Download Link:https://todoist.com/downloads/windows?lang=en

Todoist Silent Install (Windows Legacy Installer)

  1. Navigate to: https://todoist.com/downloads/windows?lang=en
  2. Select the Windows Legacy Download
  3. Download the 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:
    • Todoist_for_Windows_Desktop_x_y_z.exe /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\Todoist" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Todoist
Vendor:Doist Ltd.
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Todoist_for_Windows_Desktop_x_y_z.exe /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\Todoist" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (ProgramFiles)"%ProgramFiles%\Todoist\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (UserProfile)"%LocalAppData%\Todoist\WindowsDesktopApp\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://todoist.com/downloads/windows?lang=en

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

Create an Installation Log File

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

Todoist (Windows Legacy Installer) with Logging

Todoist_for_Windows_Desktop_x_y_z.exe /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\Todoist" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Todoist-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 Todoist to “C:\Todoist”

Todoist (Windows 10 Installer)

Todoist-x.y.z.exe /S /D=C:\Todoist

Todoist (Windows Legacy Installer)

Todoist_for_Windows_Desktop_x_y_z.exe /DIR="C:\Todoist" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Todoist 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.

Todoist (Windows Legacy Installer) with No Desktop Shortcut

Todoist_for_Windows_Desktop_x_y_z.exe /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\Todoist" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

Run Todoist at Windows Startup

Todoist (Windows Legacy Installer) with Run at Startup Enabled

Todoist_for_Windows_Desktop_x_y_z.exe /DIR="%ProgramFiles%\Todoist" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=runatwindowsstartup

How to Uninstall Todoist 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:

Todoist Silent Uninstall (Windows 10 Installer) – Program Files

"%ProgramFiles%\Todoist\Uninstall Todoist.exe" /S

Todoist Silent Uninstall (Windows 10 Installer) – User Profile

"%LocalAppData%\Programs\todoist\Uninstall Todoist.exe" /S

Todoist Silent Uninstall (Windows Legacy Installer) – Program Files

"%ProgramFiles%\Todoist\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Todoist Silent Uninstall (Windows Legacy Installer) – User Profile

"%LocalAppData%\Todoist\WindowsDesktopApp\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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