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FreeArc (Install)


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This package was approved by moderator purity on 3/2/2015.

FreeArc is fast but efficient compression and rich set of features.

FreeArc works 2–5 times faster than best other compression programs.

FreeArc combines best 7-zip and RAR features: auto-selected LZMA/PPMD/Multimedia compression, 1gb dictionary, exe/dict/delta data filters, updatable solid archives, SFXes, recovery record, AES+Twofish+Serpent encryption, Linux support and much more...

To install FreeArc (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install freearc.install

To upgrade FreeArc (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade freearc.install


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'freearc.install'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '2b482a5834c30cda2c2c830defd3da88d4e24de0'
    $checksumType = 'sha1'
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $validExitCodes = @(0) #please insert other valid exit codes here, exit codes for ms
    Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" -InstallerType "$installerType" -Url "$url" -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes -Checksum "$checksum" -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'freearc.install'
    $installerType = 'EXE'
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $validExitCodes = @(0) #please insert other valid exit codes here, exit codes for ms
    $scriptPath = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $ahkFile = Join-Path $scriptPath "freearcUninstall.ahk"
    $ahkExe = 'AutoHotKey'
    $ahkRun = "$Env:Temp\$(Get-Random).ahk"
    Copy-Item $ahkFile "$ahkRun" -Force
    $osBitness = Get-ProcessorBits
    if ($osBitness -eq 64) {
      $unString = (get-item -path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\freearc).getvalue('UninstallString')
    } else {
      $unString = (get-item -path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\freearc).getvalue('UninstallString')
    try {
      Start-Process $ahkExe $ahkRun
      Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$unString" -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
      Remove-Item "$ahkRun" -Force
    } catch {
      throw $_.Exception 
  • tools\freearcUninstall.ahk Show
    SendMode Input
    SetTitleMatchMode, 2   ;text must contain
    DetectHiddenText, off  ;toggle search hidden window text
    DetectHiddenWindows, off  ;toggle detect hidden windows
    WinWait, FreeArc ahk_class #32770, Are you sure you want to completely remove FreeArc, 20
    ControlClick, &Yes, FreeArc ahk_class #32770
    WinWait, FreeArc ahk_class #32770, successfully removed from your computer, 20
    ControlClick, OK, FreeArc ahk_class #32770

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Bulat Ziganshin


© Bulat Ziganshin


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