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Foxit Reader

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/8/2019.

Foxit Reader: The Best PDF Reader. With Foxit Reader you can read and annotate PDF documents and fill out PDF forms.

All open FoxitReader, Windows Explorer and browser instances must be closed during installation, update and uninstallation.
Otherwise, you might encounter error dialogs during the process asking you to close all instances.
Windows Explorer must be closed due to Foxit Reader's shell plugins, browser instances shall be closed proactively due to PDFs displayed inline.

Install arguments

  • Language: Pass one of the supported ISO 639-1 two-letter codes, e.g. /LANG=en or /LANG=es or /LANG=de.
  • Tasks, Components: configure desktop icons, file association, browser plugins, ConnectedPDF among others.<br>
    FoxitReader uses Inno Setup, from whose relevant flags the relevant subset for FoxitReader in "tasks" and "components" section is listed here.

    For example, you would like no desktop icon, no default file association, no browser plugin and no ConnectedPDF, then run this command:

    choco install foxitreader --ia '/MERGETASKS="!desktopicon,!setdefaultreader,!displayinbrowser /COMPONENTS=*pdfviewer,*ffse,*installprint,*ffaddin,*ffspellcheck,!connectedpdf"'

    Note that contrary to /MERGETASKS, you have to specify in /COMPONENTS also those components which you would like to retain. You can get those from the link above of Foxit Reader-specific tasks and components. An asterisk (*) prefix results in all sub-components automatically being included as well, cf. Inno Setup's documentation linked above.

To install Foxit Reader, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install foxitreader

To upgrade Foxit Reader, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade foxitreader


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    # Installation script for times when FoxitReader bundles its installer *without* a wrapper setup.
    # Original source of chocolateyInstall.ps1 in the repository:
    # ( will be automatically copied to chocolateyInstall.ps1 by
    #  the update.ps1 AU script.)
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    # See the comments in
    # on the &language=German part.
    $url32       = ''
    $checksum32  = ''
    $installationArgs = @{
    	PackageName    = 'foxitreader'
    	FileType       = 'EXE'
    	Url            = $url32
    	Checksum       = $checksum32
    	ChecksumType   = 'sha256'
    	silentArgs     = '/verysilent'
    	validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @installationArgs
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageArgs = @{
    	packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    	softwareName  = 'Foxit Reader'
    	fileType      = 'EXE'
    	silentArgs    = "/VERYSILENT /norestart"
    	validExitCodes= @(0)
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
    	$packageArgs['file'] = $($key[0].UninstallString)
    	Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
    	Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
    	Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
    	Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
    	$key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Foxit Software Incorporated


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Foxit Reader 347120 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 approved
Foxit Reader 144040 Friday, March 1, 2019 approved
Foxit Reader 87883 Thursday, January 3, 2019 approved
Foxit Reader 66668 Friday, November 9, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 53604 Sunday, September 30, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 1983 Saturday, September 29, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 3077 Friday, September 28, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 75411 Thursday, August 2, 2018 approved
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