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Amazon Photos (Install)

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This package was approved by moderator mkevenaar on 2/22/2019.

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About Amazon Photos for Desktop

Amazon Photos for Desktop lets you back up, upload, download, and sync files on your computer without connecting to the Amazon Photos website.

The Amazon Photos for Desktop application is compatible with:

Mac computers running Mac OS X 10.10 and higher
Windows computers running Windows 7 and higher


The Backup feature automatically uploads selected folders containing photos, videos, or files, and creates an alternate copy online. Set the folder of your choice to automatically upload its files to Amazon Photos—either continuously or at a scheduled time you choose. To free up space on your computer, use the Backup feature and then delete the files on your computer. The online copies are still available to view or edit online.

With Amazon Photos for Desktop, you can also manually upload, download, and sync files between your computer and your Amazon Photos account.


Sync works by creating an "Amazon Drive" folder on your computer. Using drag-and-drop, you then upload files to Amazon Photos or download them from Amazon Photos to your computer without opening the full website. You can also use the application to synchronize the "Amazon Drive" folder on your computer or selected folders in your Amazon Photos account.

Note: Amazon Photos for Desktop allows you to upload large files, including files larger than 2 GB in size. You can upload individual files up to 48.82 GB in size. In certain cases, the maximum file upload size may be lower than 48.82 GB due to limitations outside of our service. This includes limitations with your computer's web browser settings or specifications.


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

C:\> choco install amazondrive

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

C:\> choco upgrade amazondrive


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName   = 'amazondrive'
    $toolsDir      = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url           = '' 
    $checksum      = 'E9C1C2197A39758447047AFC7C2EB219F918D13440734C1B069CAECF50DE61BA'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      fileType      = 'EXE'
      url           = $url
      validExitCodes= @(0)
      silentArgs    = "-quiet"
      softwareName  = 'Amazon Photos'
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = 'sha256' 
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs  
    Start-Sleep -s 5
    #Start-CheckandStop "amazondrive"
    Start-WaitandStop "amazonphotos"

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Amazon Drive (Install) 584 Friday, May 18, 2018 approved
Amazon Drive (Install) 478 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 approved
Amazon Drive (Install) 637 Monday, November 28, 2016 approved
Amazon Drive (Install) 261 Monday, October 3, 2016 approved

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