XnConvert Silent Install (How-To Guide)


XnConvert is a free cross-platform batch image converter that allows users to automate editing for their massive photo collections. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of XnConvert from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install XnConvert Silently

XnConvert (32-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the XnConvert 32-bit 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: XnConvert-win.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:XnConvert (32-bit)
Vendor:Gougelet Pierre-e
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:XnConvert-win.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\XnConvert\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\XnConvert\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://download.xnview.com/XnConvert-win.exe

XnConvert (64-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the XnConvert 64-bit 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: XnConvert-win-x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:XnConvert (64-bit)
Vendor:Gougelet Pierre-e
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:XnConvert-win-x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\XnConvert\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://download.xnview.com/XnConvert-win-x64.exe

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 XnConvert 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.

XnConvert (32-bit) Silent Install with Logging

XnConvert-win.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\XnConvert32-Install.log"

XnConvert (64-bit) Silent Install with Logging

XnConvert-win-x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\XnConvert64-Install.log"

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The XnConvert 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.

XnConvert (32-bit) Silent Install without Desktop Shortcut

XnConvert-win.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

XnConvert (64-bit) Silent Install without Desktop Shortcut

XnConvert-win-x64.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 XnConvert to “C:\XnConvert”

XnConvert (32-bit)

XnConvert-win.exe /DIR="C:\XnConvert" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

XnConvert (64-bit)

XnConvert-win-x64.exe /DIR="C:\XnConvert" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall XnConvert 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:

XnConvert (32-bit) Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

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

XnConvert (32-bit) Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\XnConvert\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

XnConvert (64-bit) Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\XnConvert\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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