XMind 8 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


XMind is a mind mapping and brainstorming software, developed by XMind Ltd. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of XMind 8 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install XMind 8 Silently

XMind 8 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.xmind.net/xmind/download/
  2. Download the xmind-8-updateX-windows.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: xmind-8-updateX-windows.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:XMind 8
Vendor:XMind Ltd.
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:xmind-8-updateX-windows.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\XMind\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\XMind\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.xmind.net/xmind/download/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/xmind-8-install-and-uninstall-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 an Installation Log File

The XMind 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.

XMind 8 Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

xmind-8-update8-windows.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\XMind-Install.log"

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The XMind 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.

XMind 8 Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

xmind-8-updateX-windows.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

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 XMind to “C:\XMind”

xmind-8-updateX-windows.exe /DIR="C:\XMind" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall Xmind 8 Silently

Check out the XMind 8 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:

XMind 8 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

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

XMind 8 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\XMind\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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