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Toad Edge 2.8 - Installation Guide


This topic will guide you through the initial installation of the application up to launching it and signing up for the first time.


  1. Start the Toad Edge installer (MSI). Continue past the initial screen
  2. In the next dialog, accept the user license agreement by checking the I accept...
  3. The following dialog displays the default installation path you can Change if you wish
  4. If you would like the installation wizard to create Toad Edge shortcuts, leave the boxes in the next dialog checked. Select the file extensions you want to open in Toad Edge.
  5. Once the installation wizard concludes, you can choose to launch Toad Edge and read the release notes

NOTE: In Windows, Toad Edge tries to create a directory in something called a “Personal Folder”. The users will be unable to install the application if they do not have access to the designated personal folder. Open the command prompt and run the following to install the application:

  • SET USERPROFILE=<location of the folder where users have access to”
  • msiexec /i <location of toad edge msi>


  1. Start the Toad Edge installer (PKG). Continue past the initial screen
  2. By clicking Continue in the next dialog, you will be prompted to accept the user license agreement. Click Agree to proceed
  3. Click Install to perform installation

On the first application start, you will see a sign in dialog. Enter your email address and password to Sign In and start using the application. If you do not have a Quest account yet, you can create one in the same dialog.

After signing in for the first time, Toad Edge will use the default Trial license for the next 30 days. During that time, you can access and try out all the features the application has to offer. To learn more about licensing and available features, please see Product licensing.


Silent Installation

IMPORTANT: By installing Toad Edge silently you agree to Quest Software Inc. Software Transaction Agreement. Please find the version of Software Transaction Agreement that applies to you according to your geographic location here.

To install Toad Edge silently on Windows

  1. Launch Command Prompt as Administrator and enter the following command:
    msiexec /i "ToadEdge_version.number._x64_En.msi" /qn
    msiexec /i "ToadEdge_2.8.0_x64_En.msi" /qn

  2. Toad Edge installs silently on the background

To activate offline license silently on Windows

  1. Launch Command Prompt as Administrator and enter the following command:
    msiexec /i "ToadEdge_version.number._x64_En.msi" /qn LICENSE="path_to_license_file"
    msiexec /i "ToadEdge_2.8.0_x64_En.msi" /qn LICENSE="C:\Users\johndoe\Documents\Licences\license.dlv"

  2. Toad Edge installs silently on the background

NOTE: Currently it is not possible to add more licenses for silent installation on Windows.

If you want to log progress of the installation, please, add the following:

/l*v "log.log"
msiexec /i "ToadEdge_2.8.0_x64_En.msi" /qn LICENSE="C:\Users\johndoe\Documents\Licences\license.dlv" /l*v "log.log"

To install Toad Edge silently on macOS

  1. Launch Terminal and enter the following command:
    sudo installer -pkg ToadEdge_version.number.pkg -target /
    sudo installer -pkg ToadEdge_2.8.0.pkg -target /


To uninstall Toad Edge on Windows systems, open Control Panel and find and remove Toad Edge in:

  • Programs and Features (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8)
  • Apps and Features (Windows 10)

To uninstall Toad Edge on macOS systems, first open the Applications folder. Now either drag the Toad Edge icon to Trash or right-click Toad Edge and select Move to Trash.

NOTE: Application data is not removed when the application is uninstalled. To remove the data, please delete the following folder:

  • Windows - *drive_name*:\Users\*user_name*\AppData\Roaming\Quest Software\Toad Edge
  • macOS - *drive_name*/users/*user_name*/Library/Containers/


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