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Foxit Reader

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 4/5/2018.

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

Important Notes

  1. 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.
  2. Only the English version is provided because it is bundled with the highest version of Foxit Reader among all languages.

Install arguments

FoxitReader uses Inno Setup, the available flags can be seen at
You might be especially interested in the "tasks" and "components" sections.
The FoxitReader-specific tasks and components from which you can choose from are:

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 --version

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

C:\> choco upgrade foxitreader --version


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    # See the comments in
    # on the '/de/' part.
    $url32       = ''
    $checksum32  = '8130970e6976a953e98f89fcf24783b67d1080f84b961ac2c1cee2051673ff9a'
    function Uninstall-PreviousVersion {
    	$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)"}
    function Install-CurrentVersion {
    	$packageArgs = @{
    		packageName    = 'foxitreader'
    		fileType       = 'EXE'
    		url            = $url32
    		silentArgs     = '/verysilent'
    		checksum       = $checksum32
    		checksumType   = 'sha256'
    		validExitCodes = @(0)
    		Options = @{
    			Headers = @{
    				# In addition on the '/de/' part in the URL (which actually forces
    				# an English language setup), also specify the desired language as
    				# an HTTP header even though this had no effect in the past.
    				'Accept-Language' = 'en-US;en-GB'
    	Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    Write-Host 'Uninstalling previous version (if any) before performing a (re)installation or upgrade.'

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Foxit Software Incorporated


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Foxit Reader 66573 Friday, November 9, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 53546 Sunday, September 30, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 1932 Saturday, September 29, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 3044 Friday, September 28, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 75364 Thursday, August 2, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 59777 Monday, June 11, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 96568 Saturday, May 12, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 53527 Thursday, April 5, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 9576 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 approved
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