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Beyond Compare

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 12/22/2017.

Beyond Compare is focused.

Beyond Compare allows you to quickly and easily compare your files and folders. By using simple, powerful commands you can focus on the differences you're interested in and ignore those you're not. You can then merge the changes, synchronize your files, and generate reports for your records.

This is the trial version of Beyond Compare. It will work for 30 days, and after that it requires a license.

Package Specific

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /UICulture - Use Get-UICulture instead of Get-Culture

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the use of --params.
For example: --params "'/UICulture'".

To install Beyond Compare, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install beyondcompare --version

To upgrade Beyond Compare, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade beyondcompare --version


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $urlBase = ""
    $pp = Get-PackageParameters
    if ($pp["UICulture"] -ne $null) {
        $LCID = (Get-UICulture).LCID
        Write-Debug "Calling Get-UICulture (instead of Get-Culture)"
    } else {
        $LCID = (Get-Culture).LCID
    $german = @(3079,1031,5127,4103,2055)
    $french = @(2060,11276,3084,9228,12300,1036,5132,13324,6156,14348,10252,4108,7180)
    $japanese = @(17, 1041)
    $version = ''
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = 'beyondcompare'
      fileType      = 'exe'
      url           = $url
      silentArgs = '/SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART'
      checksum      = ''
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
    $checksumde = '7d46df8dca994c5988d38382ce9545ce6edcb041b4792eb9afa150081b6d1a8e'
    $checksumfr = '972ab5ff8f5620d5baec1e6037431dbb7e5842cff041e36ac8801caab9f6aee3'
    $checksumjp = 'a8d7dacbc1733f4950fc42e7d42e5a66e09b61f694070a0f787bea3280a2369a'
    $checksum = 'f7e30fbeaaf6b763866065d7289563f14e98cc8df3e5c43dfd49c694c4e504fe'
    if ($german -contains $LCID)
        $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-de-$version.exe"
        $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumde
    elseif ($french -contains $LCID)
        $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-fr-$version.exe"
        $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumfr
    elseif ($japanese -contains $LCID)
        $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-jp-$version.exe"
        $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumjp
        $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-$version.exe"
        $packageArgs.checksum = $checksum
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'beyondcompare'
    $packageSearch = "Beyond Compare"
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Get-ItemProperty -Path @('HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                             'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) `
                     -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
    | Where-Object { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageSearch*" } `
    | ForEach-Object { Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                                   -FileType "$installerType" `
                                                   -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" `
                                                   -File "$($_.UninstallString)" `
                                                   -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }

Virus Scan Results

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Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Scooter Software


© 1996-2017 Scooter Software Inc


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Beyond Compare 1960 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 approved
Beyond Compare 6703 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 approved
Beyond Compare 4125 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 650 Friday, October 26, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 5563 Saturday, July 14, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 2004 Saturday, June 16, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 8007 Wednesday, January 31, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 7047 Thursday, August 31, 2017 approved
Beyond Compare 3486 Saturday, May 20, 2017 approved
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