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App Install Recorder PowerShell Scripts

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 9/1/2019.

Parses a procmon trace to create an installer of whatever was traced. Creates a populated folder structure and a .REG
Perfect for figuring out what some mysterious installers do.

To install App Install Recorder PowerShell Scripts, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install appinstallrecorder

To upgrade App Install Recorder PowerShell Scripts, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade appinstallrecorder


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $PackageName = 'appinstallrecorder'
    $url = ''
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $checksum      = '9C909029F8354E616185BFF964D09A0F5FAAE303'
    $checksumType  = 'sha1'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$url" "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)" -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType
    $sourcefolder = "$env:chocolateyinstall\lib\$packagename\tools"
    $targetfolder = "$env:programdata\$packagename"
    Write-Output "Target folder: $targetfolder"
    If (!(Test-Path "$targetfolder")) {New-Item "$targetfolder" -ItemType Directory }
    Copy-Item "$sourcefolder\*" "$targetfolder" -exclude "Chocolatey*install.ps1" -Force
    $shortcutpaths = @("$([Environment]::GetFolderPath('CommonDesktopDirectory'))", "$([Environment]::GetFolderPath('CommonStartMenu'))")
    $codeblock = "{Write-output `'Create `"packages`" from filtered procmon traces.  Launching Help...`' ;  start `'`'} ; dir"
    Foreach ($SCPath in $shortcutpaths)
      If (Test-Path $SCPath)
        write-output "SCPATH: $SCPath"
        If (Test-Path "$SCPath\App Install Recorder Scripts.lnk") {Remove-Item "$SCPath\App Install Recorder Scripts.lnk" -force}
        Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath "$SCPath\App Install Recorder Scripts.lnk" -TargetPath "$env:windir\system32\windowspowershell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe" -Arguments "-noexit & $codeblock" -WorkingDirectory "$targetfolder"
    Write-Output "***********************************************************************************************************************"
    Write-Output "*  INSTRUCTIONS: The scripts are available in $targetpath and shortcuts named `"App Install Recorder Scripts`"          *"
    Write-Output "*    have been created on the desktop and start menu that open a PowerShell prompt to that location.                  *"
    Write-Output "*    For details on use them see:                                                                                     *"
    Write-Output "*            *"
    Write-Output "***********************************************************************************************************************"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'appinstallrecorder'
    $targetfolder = "$env:programdata\$packagename"
    Remove-Item "$targetfolder\AppInstallPlayback.cmd"
    Remove-Item "$targetfolder\Capture-Recording.ps1"
    Remove-Item -Recurse -Force "$([Environment]::GetFolderPath('CommonDesktopDirectory'))\App Install Recorder Scripts.lnk"
    Remove-Item -Recurse -Force "$([Environment]::GetFolderPath('CommonStartMenu'))\App Install Recorder Scripts.lnk"
    Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Aaron Margosis


Aaron Margosis


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
App Install Recorder PowerShell Scripts 1.0.0 280 Sunday, January 17, 2016 approved

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