XpdfReader Silent Install (How-To Guide)


XpdfReader is a free PDF viewer and toolkit, including a text extractor, image converter, HTML converter, and more. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of XpdfReader from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install XpdfReader Silently

XpdfReader 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.xpdfreader.com/download.html
  2. Select the Windows 32-bit Download
  3. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: XpdfReader-win32-x.y.exe /S
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find XpdfReader entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:XpdfReader 32-bit
Vendor:Glyph & Cog
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:XpdfReader-win32-x.y.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Glyph & Cog\XpdfReader-win32\uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Glyph & Cog\XpdfReader-win32\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.xpdfreader.com/download.html

XpdfReader 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.xpdfreader.com/download.html
  2. Select the Windows 64-bit Download
  3. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: XpdfReader-win64-x.y.exe /S
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find XpdfReader entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:XpdfReader 64-bit
Vendor:Glyph & Cog
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:XpdfReader-win64-x.y.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Glyph & Cog\XpdfReader-win64\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.xpdfreader.com/download.html

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links 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 XpdfReader to “C:\XpdfReader”

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XpdfReader 32-bit (EXE)

XpdfReader-win32-x.y.exe /S /D=C:\XpdfReader

XpdfReader 64-bit (EXE)

XpdfReader-win64-x.y.exe /S /D=C:\XpdfReader

How to Uninstall XpdfReader 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:

XpdfReader 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Glyph & Cog\XpdfReader-win32\uninstall.exe" /S

XpdfReader 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Glyph & Cog\XpdfReader-win32\uninstall.exe" /S

XpdfReader 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Glyph & Cog\XpdfReader-win64\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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