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Opening FileWave Central (Admin) in a Specific Language (Windows)


When you install FileWave Admin, it will automatically use the language you have set on your workstation (if not available, it will default to English). If you want to change FileWave to run in another language, you have to launch Central/Admin with an argument that specifies the desired language. In this article, we will show you how to make a Shortcut on Windows that will launch the Admin in your preferred language automatically.


FileWave Central (Admin) doesn’t currently have the option to change Language preference in the application itself. The current language options are English, German, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (Traditional & Simplified).


If you want to open the FileWave Central/Admin Application in a different Language, you would use the following command to launch. In this article, we’re going to automate the process so it opens with your preferred language every time using a Desktop Shortcut.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\FileWave\FileWaveAdmin.exe" --lang us_EN

Available Language Options:

  • English – en_GB or en_US

  • German – de_DE

  • Korean – ko_KR

  • Japanese – ja_JP

  • Chinese (Traditional and Simplified) – zh_TW or zh_CN


  • Windows Workstation (examples were made on Windows 11)

  • Command Prompt

  • FileWave Admin

Creating the Shortcut

  1. On your Desktop, right-click and select New > Shortcut


  2. In the next window, type the path to the Command Prompt and click Next.



  3. Give the Shortcut a Name and select Finish. I’ve gone with “FileWave Admin (EN)”


  4. Once the Shortcut is created, right-click and select Properties.


  5. In the Target field, paste the following. Change “en_US” to whatever language you’re wanting to use.

    C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c "C:\Program Files (x86)\FileWave\FileWaveAdmin.exe" --lang en_US


  6. If you want to change the Shortcut Icon to the FileWave icon, select Change Icon. In Browse, select the FileWaveAdmin.exe in “C:\Program Files (x86)\FileWave\” and click Open.



  7. Select OK or Apply to Save your changes.


Now when you click on the Shortcut on your Desktop, the Admin should open in your preferred language!

You’re all set!