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05 Mar 2015

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FreeCommander XE

This is not the latest version of FreeCommander XE available.

2015.685 | Updated: 05 Mar 2015



Downloads of v 2015.685:


Software Author(s):

  • Omnividente

FreeCommander XE 2015.685

This is not the latest version of FreeCommander XE available.

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To install FreeCommander XE, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade FreeCommander XE, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall FreeCommander XE, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade freecommander-xe -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade freecommander-xe -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure freecommander-xe installed
    name: freecommander-xe
    state: present
    version: 2015.685
    source: STEP 3 URL

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chocolatey_package 'freecommander-xe' do
  action    :install
  version  '2015.685'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: freecommander-xe,
    Version: 2015.685,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller freecommander-xe
   Name     = 'freecommander-xe'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2015.685'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'freecommander-xe':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2015.685',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install freecommander-xe version="2015.685" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator purity on 09 Mar 2015.


FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager. The program helps you with daily work in Windows. Here you can find all the necessary functions to manage your data stock. You can take FreeCommander anywhere - just copy the installation directory on a CD or USB-Stick - and you can even work with this program on a foreign computer.

#NOTE: Please remove any commented lines to tidy up prior to releasing the package, including this one

$packageName = 'FreeCommander' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
$installerType = 'EXE' #only one of these: exe, msi, msu
$url = '' # download url
$url64 = '' # 64bit URL here or remove - if installer decides, then use $url
$silentArgs = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP- /LANG=RU' # "/s /S /q /Q /quiet /silent /SILENT /VERYSILENT" # try any of these to get the silent installer #msi is always /quiet
$validExitCodes = @(0) #please insert other valid exit codes here, exit codes for ms

	#error handling is only necessary if you need to do anything in addition to/instead of the main helpers
	$chocTempDir = Join-Path $env:TEMP "chocolatey"
	$tempDir = Join-Path $chocTempDir "$packageName"
	$tempDir = Join-Path $tempDir "unzip"
	if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($tempDir)) { [System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($tempDir) }
	Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$url" "$tempDir"
	$exeFilePath = get-childitem $tempDir -recurse -include *.$installerType | select -First 1
	Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$exeFilePath"
	Remove-Item "$tempDir" -Recurse
	Write-ChocolateySuccess "$packageName"
	Write-ChocolateyFailure "$packageName" "$($_.Exception.Message)"
$packageName = 'freecommander.xe -Version 2015.685'

Write-Debug ("Starting " + $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)

[string]$packageName = "freecommander.xe -Version 2015.685"
# We start by retrieving all the app names and uninstall strings from the 64 bit app location (Hey its 2014 and all your OSs are 64 bit arent they? :-))
# This would be the 32 app location if your OS is 32 bit
$uninstallapplist = @(Get-ChildItem HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall |
foreach-object { get-itemproperty $_.PSPath } |
select-object DisplayName, QuietUninstallString |
Where-Object { $_.DisplayName -ne $null -and $_.QuietUninstallString -ne $null })
# Next we add the 32 bit apps - Remove this if your OS is 32 bit only
$uninstallapplist += @(Get-ChildItem HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall |
foreach-object { get-itemproperty $_.PSPath } |
select-object DisplayName, QuietUninstallString |
Where-Object { $_.DisplayName -ne $null -and $_.QuietUninstallString -ne $null })
# Lastly we add apps that are installed as User based rather than machine based
# Sometimes this key doesnt exist so to prevent an error we check to see if it exists first
# As this is user based, this will not pick up apps installed under another userid!!!
if (test-path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall)
	$uninstallapplist += @(Get-ChildItem HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall |
	ForEach-Object { get-itemproperty $_.PSPath } |
	select-object DisplayName, QuietUninstallString |
	Where-Object { $_.DisplayName -ne $null -and $_.QuietUninstallString -ne $null })
# Next we filter the list to retrieve only those programs that we want to uninstall
# Note that we want to specify a wildcard string that will target a specific application correctly (i.e. not multiple matches, unless thats what you want)
# We also want to make the wildcard sort of future proof by omitting any version information (unless you want to target a specific version)
# If you dont know what string to look for just run the above code and add the line "$uninstallapplist | out-gridview" to check all current entries
# I found with version 4 of powershell that the entries were doubling up for some reason - hence the sort unique
$uninstallapplist = $uninstallapplist | Where-Object {
	$_.DisplayName -like "*freecommander*"
} |
sort-object DisplayName -Unique

# Now that we have the list - let's go through each one and uninstall it

foreach ($app in $uninstallapplist)
	write-host "Uninstalling $($app.displayname) ...."
	if ($app.QuietUninstallString -like "msiexec.exe*")
		# If the uninstall string starts with msiexec we are going to run it differently
		$app.QuietUninstallString = $app.QuietUninstallString -replace "/I", "/X" # Some developers put a /I instead of a /X so we first change that
		$app.QuietUninstallString = $app.QuietUninstallString -replace "msiexec.exe ", "" # next we get rid of the msiexec program and just keep the arguments
		$app.QuietUninstallString = "$($app.QuietUninstallString) /qn" # we add the /qn for silent uninstalls
		# And the following command uninstalls the program...
		$retcode = (start-process -filepath "msiexec.exe" -ArgumentList "$($app.QuietUninstallString)" -wait -passthru).exitcode
		# If you get a return code of 1603 with an error about a program not being found it probably means that the original source files no longer exist (i.e. where it was installed from)
		# In that case it may very well still uninstall successfully - thats for you to test
	# If the uninstall command is not an msiexec program then we do things differently - Note: I have included the following code but not tested it yet - It should work :-)
		# If the uninstall command itself has double quotes around it because it has spaces in the path, then we have to use the "&" prefix
		if ($app.QuietUninstallString[0] -eq '"') { Invoke-Expression "& $($app.QuietUninstallString)" }
		# Otherwise we just invoke the uninstall string
		else { Invoke-Expression $app.QuietUninstallString }
		# and get the exit code
		$retcode = $LASTEXITCODE
	write-host "$($app.displayname) uninstalled - Return code: $retcode"

  Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName

} catch {
  Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

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