WizFile Silent Install (How-To Guide)

WizFile is a very rapid file search utility that allows users to search for files on their hard drive by name and get the results almost instantly. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of WizFile from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install WizFile Silently

WizFile Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://antibody-software.com/wizfile/download
  2. Download the wizfile_x_xx_setup.exe 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: wizfile_x_xx_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:WizFile
Vendor:Antibody Software
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:wizfile_x_xx_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\WizFile\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://antibody-software.com/wizfile/download
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/wizfile-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-wizfile-powershell/

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 a WizFile Installation Log File

The WizFile 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.

WizFile Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

wizfile_x_xx_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\WizFile-Install.log"

Exclude the WizFile Desktop Shortcut During Install

The WizFile installer includes a desktop shortcut by default. If you don’t want the desktop shortcut included during installation, then you can run the following command line switch.

WizFile Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

wizfile_x_xx_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

Change the WizFile Default Installation Directory

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

wizfile_x_xx_setup.exe /DIR="C:\WizFile" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall WizFile Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

WizFile Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
WizFile Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

WizFile Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\WizFile\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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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