XnView Silent Install (How-To Guide)


XnView is an efficient image viewer, browser and converter for Windows. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of XnView from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install XnView Silently

XnView Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the XnView Standard 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: XnView-win.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

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

XnView Silent Install with Logging

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

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The XnView 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.

XnView Silent Install without Desktop Shortcut

XnView-win.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 XnView to “C:\XnView”

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

How to Uninstall XnView 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:

XnView Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

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

XnView Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\XnView\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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