WinDirStat Silent Install (How-To Guide)

WinDirStat is a graphical disk usage analyzer that is notable for presenting a sub-tree view with disk use percentage alongside a usage-sorted list of file extensions that is interactively integrated with a colorful graphical display. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of WinDirStat from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install WinDirStat Silently

WinDirStat Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the WinDirStat 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: windirstat1_1_2_setup.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:WinDirStat
Vendor:Bernhard Seifert and Oliver Schneider
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:windirstat1_1_2_setup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\WinDirStat\Uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\WinDirStat\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:

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

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 WinDirStat to “C:\WinDirStat”

windirstat1_1_2_setup.exe /S /D=C:\WinDirStat

How to Uninstall WinDirStat Silently

Check out the WinDirStat 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:

WinDirStat Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

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

WinDirStat Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\WinDirStat\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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