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Gynzy Desktop information for IT administrators
Gynzy Desktop information for IT administrators
Hester Buesseler avatar
Written by Hester Buesseler
Updated over a week ago

Gynzy Desktop can be installed in two ways:

  • Using the EXE installation file.

  • Using the Windows Installer Package (MSI) file.

With the MSI file, administrators can deploy Gynzy Desktop school-wide.

Automatically install Gynzy Desktop using the following command:

msiexec /i "GynzyDesktop_x64.msi" /quiet

Automatically uninstall Gynzy Desktop using the following command:

msiexec /uninstall "GynzyDesktop_x64.msi" /quiet

When using the MSI file, Gynzy Desktop is installed in the following location:

C:\Program Files\Gynzy Desktop

We’ve changed the icon for the Gynzy Desktop. This icon indicates that you have the latest version:

Download links:

To download the 64-bit MSI file, click on the link below:

The 32-bit version:

New versions:

The links above always refer to the latest version of Gynzy Desktop. If we release a new version of Gynzy Desktop, we will then inform the IT suppliers.

Gynzy Desktop users who used the EXE installation file to install Gynzy Desktop will automatically receive new updates. While using Gynzy Desktop, the EXE checks if a new version is available, if a new version is available, it is automatically installed once Gynzy Desktop has been restarted.

Removing the old version:

Every application has its own GUID (Globally Unique Identifier), which can be used to automatically remove an application. This can be done with the following steps:

  1. Open a command prompt (cmd.exe) or PowerShell (powershell.exe) with administrator rights.

  2. Retrieve the GUID of the Gynzy application:

  3. wmic product where "Name like 'Gynzy'" get "IdentifyingNumber,Name,InstallLocation"

  4. Copy the first set of characters surrounded by { and }.

  5. Execute the following command, replacing GUIDHERE with the copied GUID:

  6. msiexec /uninstall "{GUIDHERE}" /quiet

  7. The application is now removed.

Changing the User-Data folder location:

When Gynzy Desktop is launched, various files are created per user. You can determine the location of the folder where these files will be stored. By modifying the shortcut, you can change this.

If the shortcut contains the following path:

 "C:\Program Files\Gynzy Desktop\Gynzy Desktop.exe" 

You can add the following after it:


The complete path will then be:

"C:\Program Files\Gynzy Desktop\Gynzy Desktop.exe" --user-data-path=C:\Users[user]\Desktop\my-data

You can verify if the path is being used by starting Gynzy Desktop with the modified shortcut and opening the folder, which should contain several files and folders.

Finding the User-Data folder:

On startup Gynzy Desktop creates user-specific files. To determine the location of these files, follow these steps:

  1. Start Gynzy Desktop.

  2. Click on the menu item "File" -> "About Gynzy Desktop."

  3. In the new dialog box, there is a line with userData.

  4. The value following it is the path to the User-Data folder.

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