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(unofficial) Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud (Script + Task)

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2019.01.02 | Updated: 02 Jan 2019

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Software Author(s):

  • Bill Curran

(unofficial) Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud (Script + Task) 2019.01.02

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To install (unofficial) Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud (Script + Task), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To upgrade (unofficial) Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud (Script + Task), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To uninstall (unofficial) Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud (Script + Task), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade choco-package-list-backup -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade choco-package-list-backup -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure choco-package-list-backup installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: choco-package-list-backup
    state: present
    version: 2019.01.02
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...


chocolatey_package 'choco-package-list-backup' do
  action    :install
  version  '2019.01.02'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: choco-package-list-backup,
    Version: 2019.01.02,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller choco-package-list-backup
{
   Name     = 'choco-package-list-backup'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2019.01.02'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'choco-package-list-backup':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2019.01.02',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install choco-package-list-backup version="2019.01.02" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 03 Jan 2019.

Description

Screenshot of (unofficial) Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud (Script)

#choco-package-list-backup solves your Chocolatey migration and package re-installation problems!

choco-package-list-backup is a script I wrote that will backup the list of your currently installed Chocolatey packages and save them to a PACKAGES.CONFIG file. You can then use that PACKAGES.CONFIG file to re-install all your packages on another computer or even the same computer later if it crashes. "How can I re-install on the same computer if it crashed and I lost the PACKAGES.CONFIG file?" Thanks for asking! choco-package-list-backup backs up your package list locally and to multiple cloud services!

###FEATURES:

Set it and forget it! choco-package-list-backup backups up your Chocolatey packages list every Monday at 6 AM in the background so you don't have to be bothered with it.

choco-package-list-backup supports saving PACKAGES.CONFIG to all of the following:

  • your local Documents folder
  • your Active Directory assigned HOMESHARE
  • Box
  • Dropbox Personal and Business
  • Google Drive and Drive File Stream
  • iCloudDrive
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD
  • Nextcloud
  • ownCloud
  • Resilio Sync
  • Seafile
  • TonidoSync
  • A custom location of your choice
  • more coming - Let me know what you want/need!

choco-package-list-backup runs on install to make sure you have backup(s) right now! (SYSADMINS READ: Make this your last package installed!)

choco-package-list-backup supports copying InstChoco with the PACKAGES.CONFIG path for the fastest way ever to reinstall Chocolatey and your Chocolatey packages! (Or migrate!)

choco-package-list-backup supports backing up PERSISTENTPACKAGES.CONFIG if you are using choco-persistent-packages

choco-package-list-backup integrates with Chocolatey Shortcuts if installed.

choco-package-list-backup saves in computer (name) specific folders so you can backup your Chocolatey package list from multiple computers to the same cloud destination(s). No confusion over what computer gets what packages!

choco-package-list-backup saves a list of all your installed programs (AllProgramsList.txt) whether they were installed by Chocolatey or not.

choco-package-list-backup is configurable. You can:

  • configure which locations you want or don't want to save to (default=all the locations found except the custom location)
  • configure to save package version information or not (default=false)
  • configure to append a date to the saved packages.config and AllProgramsList.txt files(default=false)
  • configure what folder to save to (default=ChocolateyPackageListBackup)
  • easily add a custom location by editing CustomPath and UseCustomPath in the .xml configuration file
  • configure to save a list of all your installed Windows programs whether installed by Chocolatey or not to AllProgramsList.txt (default=true)

choco-package-list-backup and choco-package-list-backup.xml are saved to Chocolatey's bin folder (\ProgramData\chocolatey\bin), so choco-package-list-backup is in your path.

If you find choco-package-list-backup useful, and I suspect you will, please consider donating: https://www.paypal.me/bcurran3donations or become a patron at https://www.patreon.com/bcurran3

PACKAGE NOTES


tools\choco-package-list-backup-manual.bat
@echo off
powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command %ChocolateyInstall%\bin\choco-package-list-backup.ps1


tools\choco-package-list-backup.ico
 
tools\choco-package-list-backup.ps1
# choco-package-list-backup.ps1 (to local and cloud) by Bill Curran
# I couldn't have done this without the list parsing from Ammaar Limbada found at https://gist.github.com/alimbada/449ddf65b4ef9752eff3
# LICENSE: GNU GPL v3 - https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
# ROADMAP:
# Add other cloud services support by request
# FYI: CAN NOT save/get installed package parameters as they are encrypted :(
# Open to suggestions - open a GitHub issue please if you have a suggestion/request.

$CPLBver        = "2018.08.23" # Version of this script
$Date           = Get-Date -UFormat %Y-%m-%d

# Import preferences - see choco-package-list-backup.xml in Chocolatey's bin dir
[xml]$ConfigFile = Get-Content "$env:ChocolateyInstall\bin\choco-package-list-backup.xml"

$PackagesListFile = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.PackagesListFile
$SaveFolderName = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.SaveFolderName
$SaveVersions = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.SaveVersions
$AppendDate = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.AppendDate
$CustomPath = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.CustomPath
$SaveAllProgramsList = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.SaveAllProgramsList
$AllProgramsListFile = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.AllProgramsListFile

$UseCustomPath = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.UseCustomPath 
$UseDocuments = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.UseDocuments
$UseHomeShare = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.UseHomeShare 
$UseBox = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.UseBox
$UseDropbox = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.UseDropbox
$UseGoogleDrive = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.UseGoogleDrive
$UseiCloudDrive = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.UseiCloudDrive
$UseNextcloud = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.UseNextcloud
$UseOneDrive = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.UseOneDrive
$UseownCloud = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.UseownCloud
$UseReadyCLOUD = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.UseReadyCLOUD
$UseResilioSync = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.UseResilioSync
$UseSeafile = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.UseSeafile
$UseTonidoSync = $ConfigFile.Settings.Preferences.UseTonidoSync

if ($AppendDate -eq "true"){
    if ($PackagesListFile -eq "packages.config"){
		 $PackagesListArchival = "packages_$Date.config"
		} else {
		  $PackagesListArchival = $PackagesListFile+"_$Date.config"
		}
 }

# Check the path to save packages.config and create if it doesn't exist
Function Check-SaveLocation{
    $CheckPath = Test-Path $SavePath
  If ($CheckPath -match "False")
     {
      New-Item $SavePath -Type Directory -force | out-null
     }   
    }

# Copy persistentpackages.config if it exists to the same location as packages.config
Function Check-PPConfig{
    $CheckPPSource = Test-Path $Env:ChocolateyInstall\config\persistentpackages.config
	If ($CheckPPSource -match "True"){
	   Copy-Item $Env:ChocolateyInstall\config\persistentpackages.config $SavePath -force | out-null
	   Write-Host "  * $SavePath\persistentpackages.config SAVED!" -ForegroundColor green 
    }
  }
	
# Copy InstChoco.exe if it exists to the same location as packages.config for super duper easy re-installation
$InstChoco = "$Env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\instchoco\tools\InstChoco.exe" # location of InstChoco.exe if it exists
Function Check-InstChoco{
    $CheckICSource = Test-Path $InstChoco
	If ($CheckICSource -match "True"){
	   $CheckICDest = Test-Path $SavePath\InstChoco.exe
	   If ($CheckICDest -match "False")
	      {
	       Copy-Item $InstChoco $SavePath -force | out-null
		   Write-Host "  * $SavePath\InstChoco.exe SAVED!" -ForegroundColor green 
	      } else {
		    $ICSource = [System.Diagnostics.FileVersionInfo]::GetVersionInfo($InstChoco).FileVersion
		    $ICDest = [System.Diagnostics.FileVersionInfo]::GetVersionInfo("$SavePath\InstChoco.exe").FileVersion
		    if ($ICSource -ne $ICDest)
		       {
		        Copy-Item $InstChoco $SavePath -force | out-null
		        Write-Host "  * $SavePath\InstChoco.exe COPIED!" -ForegroundColor green
			   }
	   }
    }
  }

# Write out the saved list of ALL installed programs to AllProgramsList.txt
Function Write-AllProgramsList{
    Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher | Format-Table >"$SavePath\$AllProgramsListFile"
    Write-Host "  * $SavePath\$AllProgramsListFile SAVED!" -ForegroundColor green
# 2nd copy in format AllProgramsList_date.txt if AppendDate is set to true	
    if ($AppendDate -eq "true"){
	    $AllProgramsListFileArchival = $AllProgramsListFile.Replace(".txt","")+"_$Date.txt"
        Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher | Format-Table >$SavePath\$AllProgramsListFileArchival
        Write-Host "  * $SavePath\$AllProgramsListFileArchival SAVED!" -ForegroundColor green
       }
}  
  
# Write out the saved list of packages to packages.config
Function Write-PackagesConfig{ 
    Check-SaveLocation
    Write-Output "<?xml version=`"1.0`" encoding=`"utf-8`"?>" >"$SavePath\$PackagesListFile"
    Write-Output "<packages>" >>"$SavePath\$PackagesListFile"
	if ($SaveVersions -match "True")
	   {
        choco list -lo -r -y | % { "   <package id=`"$($_.SubString(0, $_.IndexOf("|")))`" version=`"$($_.SubString($_.IndexOf("|") + 1))`" />" }>>"$SavePath\$PackagesListFile"
	   } else {
         choco list -lo -r -y | % { "   <package id=`"$($_.SubString(0, $_.IndexOf("|")))`" />" }>>"$SavePath\$PackagesListFile"
		}
    Write-Output "</packages>" >>"$SavePath\$PackagesListFile"
	Write-Host "  * $SavePath\$PackagesListFile SAVED!" -ForegroundColor green

# 2nd copy in format packages.config_date.config if AppendDate is set to true	
	if ($AppendDate -eq "true"){
	    Write-Output "<?xml version=`"1.0`" encoding=`"utf-8`"?>" >"$SavePath\$PackagesListArchival"
        Write-Output "<packages>" >>"$SavePath\$PackagesListArchival"
	    if ($SaveVersions -match "True")
	       {
            choco list -lo -r -y | % { "   <package id=`"$($_.SubString(0, $_.IndexOf("|")))`" version=`"$($_.SubString($_.IndexOf("|") + 1))`" />" }>>"$SavePath\$PackagesListArchival"
	       } else {
             choco list -lo -r -y | % { "   <package id=`"$($_.SubString(0, $_.IndexOf("|")))`" />" }>>"$SavePath\$PackagesListArchival"
		    }
        Write-Output "</packages>" >>"$SavePath\$PackagesListArchival"
	    Write-Host "  * $SavePath\$PackagesListArchival SAVED!" -ForegroundColor green 
    }
	Check-PPConfig
	Check-InstChoco
	if ($SaveAllProgramsList -eq "true"){Write-AllProgramsList}
}

Write-Host choco-package-list-backup.ps1 v$CPLBver - backup Chocolatey package list locally and to the cloud -ForegroundColor white
Write-Host "Copyleft 2018 Bill Curran ([email protected]) - free for personal and commercial use" -ForegroundColor white
Write-Host "Choco Package List Backup Summary:" -ForegroundColor magenta

# Backup Chocolatey package names to packages.config file in custom defined path you set as CustomPath in XLM config file
if ($UseCustomPath -match "True" -and (Test-Path $CustomPath))
   {
    $SavePath   = "$CustomPath\$SaveFolderName"
    Write-PackagesConfig
   }
	
# Backup Chocolatey package names on local computer to packages.config file in the Documents folder
$DocumentsFolder = [Environment]::GetFolderPath("MyDocuments")
if ($UseDocuments -match "True" -and (Test-Path $DocumentsFolder))
   {
    $SavePath   = "$DocumentsFolder\$SaveFolderName"
    Write-PackagesConfig
   }
   
# Backup Chocolatey package names on local computer to packages.config file in Box (Sync) directory if it exists
if ($UseBox -match "True" -and (Test-Path "$Env:USERPROFILE\Box Sync"))
   {
    $SavePath = "$Env:USERPROFILE\Box Sync\$SaveFolderName\$Env:ComputerName"
    Write-PackagesConfig
   }    
   
# Check for Dropbox personal and business paths (Thanks ebbek!)
if (Test-Path $Env:AppData\Dropbox\info.json)
{
    $DropboxPersonal = ((get-content $Env:AppData\Dropbox\info.json) -join '`n' | ConvertFrom-json).personal.path
    $DropboxBusiness = ((get-content $Env:AppData\Dropbox\info.json) -join '`n' | ConvertFrom-json).business.path
}
elseif (Test-Path $Env:LocalAppData\Dropbox\info.json)
{
    $DropboxPersonal = ((get-content $Env:LocalAppData\Dropbox\info.json) -join '`n' | ConvertFrom-json).personal.path
    $DropboxBusiness = ((get-content $Env:LocalAppData\Dropbox\info.json) -join '`n' | ConvertFrom-json).business.path
}

# Backup Chocolatey package names on local computer to packages.config file in Personal Dropbox directory if it exists
if ($UseDropbox -match "True" -and ($DropboxPersonal) -and (Test-Path $DropboxPersonal))
   {
    $SavePath = "$DropboxPersonal\$SaveFolderName\$Env:ComputerName"
    Write-PackagesConfig
   }
   
# Backup Chocolatey package names on local computer to packages.config file in Business Dropbox directory if it exists
if ($UseDropbox -match "True" -and ($DropboxBusiness) -and (Test-Path $DropboxBusiness))
   {
    $SavePath = "$DropboxBusiness\$SaveFolderName\$Env:ComputerName"
    Write-PackagesConfig
   }
   
# Backup Chocolatey package names on local computer to packages.config file in Google Drive/Backup and Sync directory if it exists
if ($UseGoogleDrive -match "True" -and (Test-Path "$Env:USERPROFILE\Google Drive"))   
   {
    $SavePath = "$Env:USERPROFILE\Google Drive\$SaveFolderName\$Env:ComputerName"
    Write-PackagesConfig
   }
   
# Backup Chocolatey package names on local computer to packages.config file in Google Drive FS "My Drive" directory if it exists (Thanks ebbek!)
$GFSInstalled=(test-path -path HKCU:Software\Google\DriveFS\Share)
if ($GFSInstalled)
   {
    $GoogleFSmountpoint = (Get-ItemProperty -path Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\DriveFS\Share).MountPoint
    if ($UseGoogleDrive -match "True" -and ($GoogleFSmountpoint) -and (Test-Path "${GoogleFSmountpoint}:\My Drive"))
       {
        $SavePath = "${GoogleFSmountpoint}:\My Drive\$SaveFolderName\$Env:ComputerName"
        Write-PackagesConfig
       }
	}
   
# Backup Chocolatey package names on local computer to packages.config file on your HOMESHARE directory if it exists
if ($env:HOMESHARE) {$ExistHomeShare="True"} else {$ExistHomeShare="False"}
if ($UseHomeShare -match "True" -and $ExistHomeShare -match "True")   
   {
    $SavePath = "$Env:HOMESHARE\$SaveFolderName\$Env:ComputerName"   
    Write-PackagesConfig
   }      

# Backup Chocolatey package names on local computer to packages.config file in iCloudDrive directory if it exists
if ($iCloudDrive -match "True" -and (Test-Path $Env:USERPROFILE\iCloudDrive))
   {
    $SavePath = "$Env:USERPROFILE\iCloudDrive\$SaveFolderName\$Env:ComputerName"
    Write-PackagesConfig
   }    
   
# Backup Chocolatey package names on local computer to packages.config file in Nextcloud directory if it exists
if ($UseNextcloud -match "True" -and (Test-Path $Env:USERPROFILE\Nextcloud))
   {
    $SavePath = "$Env:USERPROFILE\Nextcloud\$SaveFolderName\$Env:ComputerName"
    Write-PackagesConfig
   } 
   
# Backup Chocolatey package names on local computer to packages.config file in OneDrive directory if it exists
if ($env:OneDrive) {$OneDriveExists="True"} else {$OneDriveExists="False"}
if ($UseOneDrive -match "True" -and ($OneDriveExists -match "True"))
   {
    $SavePath = "$Env:OneDrive\$SaveFolderName\$Env:ComputerName"
    Write-PackagesConfig
   }      

# Backup Chocolatey package names on local computer to packages.config file in ownCloud directory if it exists
if ($UseownCloud -match "True" -and (Test-Path "$Env:USERPROFILE\ownCloud"))
   {
    $SavePath = "$Env:USERPROFILE\ownCloud\$SaveFolderName\$Env:ComputerName"
    Write-PackagesConfig
   }
   
# Backup Chocolatey package names on local computer to packages.config file in Netgear ReadyCLOUD directory if it exists
if ($UseReadyCLOUD -match "True" -and (Test-Path $Env:USERPROFILE\ReadyCLOUD))
   {
    $SavePath = "$Env:USERPROFILE\ReadyCLOUD\$SaveFolderName\$Env:ComputerName"
    Write-PackagesConfig
   }

  
# Backup Chocolatey package names on local computer to packages.config file in Resilio Sync directory if it exists
if ($UseResilioSync -match "True" -and (Test-Path "$Env:USERPROFILE\Resilio Sync"))
   {
    $SavePath = "$Env:USERPROFILE\Resilio Sync\$SaveFolderName\$Env:ComputerName"
    Write-PackagesConfig
   }   

# Backup Chocolatey package names on local computer to packages.config file in Seafile directory if it exists
if ($UseSeafile -match "True" -and (Test-Path $Env:USERPROFILE\Documents\Seafile))
   {
    $SavePath = "$Env:USERPROFILE\Seafile\$SaveFolderName\$Env:ComputerName"
    Write-PackagesConfig
   }
   
# Backup Chocolatey package names on local computer to packages.config file in TonidoSync directory if it exists
if ($UseTonidoSync -match "True" -and (Test-Path $Env:USERPROFILE\Documents\TonidoSync))
   {
    $SavePath = "$Env:USERPROFILE\Documents\TonidoSync\$SaveFolderName\$Env:ComputerName"
    Write-PackagesConfig
   }

Write-Host To re-install your Chocolatey packages: -ForegroundColor magenta 
If (Test-Path "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\instchoco"){
     Write-Host "Run CINST PACKAGES.CONFIG -Y or INSTCHOCO -Y" -ForegroundColor magenta
   } else {
     Write-Host "Run CINST PACKAGES.CONFIG -Y or get InstChoco and let it do it for you! - https://chocolatey.org/packages/InstChoco" -ForegroundColor magenta 
   }
Write-Host "Found choco-package-list-backup.ps1 useful?" -ForegroundColor white
Write-Host "Buy me a beer at https://www.paypal.me/bcurran3donations" -ForegroundColor white
Write-Host "Become a patron at https://www.patreon.com/bcurran3" -ForegroundColor white
Start-Sleep -s 10


tools\choco-package-list-backup.xml
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<Settings>
  <Preferences>
    <PackagesListFile>packages.config</PackagesListFile>
    <SaveFolderName>ChocolateyPackageListBackup</SaveFolderName>
    <SaveVersions>false</SaveVersions>
    <AppendDate>false</AppendDate>
    <CustomPath>c:\install</CustomPath>
    <UseCustomPath>false</UseCustomPath>
    <UseDocuments>true</UseDocuments>
    <UseHomeShare>true</UseHomeShare>
    <UseBox>true</UseBox>
    <UseDropbox>true</UseDropbox>
    <UseGoogleDrive>true</UseGoogleDrive>
    <UseiCloudDrive>true</UseiCloudDrive>	
    <UseNextcloud>true</UseNextcloud>
    <UseOneDrive>true</UseOneDrive>
    <UseownCloud>true</UseownCloud>	
    <UseReadyCLOUD>true</UseReadyCLOUD>
    <UseResilioSync>true</UseResilioSync>
    <UseSeafile>true</UseSeafile>
    <UseTonidoSync>true</UseTonidoSync>
    <SaveAllProgramsList>true</SaveAllProgramsList>
    <AllProgramsListFile>AllProgramsList.txt</AllProgramsListFile>	
  </Preferences>
</Settings>

<!--
choco-package-list-backup.xml preferences notes:

AppendDate     - Change to true if you want to keep snapshot in time copies
SaveFolderName - Change the folder name if you don't like my default
SaveVersions   - Specify if you want to save specific package version info or not
CustomPath     - Edit to save to a special location of your choice
UseCustomPath  - Change to true if you are using CustomPath
UseXxxxxxxxx   - Should be obvious
SaveAllProgramsList - Save a list of all installed Windows programs (by Chocolatey or not) true/false
AllProgramsListFile - Filename to save the list of All installed Windows
-->
tools\choco-package-list-backup.xml - Shortcut.lnk
 

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
(unofficial) Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud (Script + Task) 2019.07.02 3732 Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Approved
(unofficial) Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud (Script + Task) 2019.06.27 41 Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Approved
(unofficial) Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud (Script + Task) 2019.01.31.01 2064 Saturday, February 9, 2019 Approved
(unofficial) Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud (Script + Task) 2019.01.31 751 Friday, February 1, 2019 Approved
(unofficial) Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud (Script + Task) 2019.01.29 476 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Approved
(unofficial) Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud (Script + Task) 2019.01.24 518 Friday, January 25, 2019 Approved
(unofficial) Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud (Script + Task) 2019.01.04 722 Friday, January 4, 2019 Approved
(unofficial) Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud (Script + Task) 2019.01.02 414 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Approved
(unofficial) Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud (Script + Task) 2018.08.23 1329 Friday, August 24, 2018 Approved

###INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Edit \ProgramData\chocolatey\bin\choco-package-list-backup.xml to customize your backup(s). It's easy, there are comments.
  • From PowerShell, type CHOCO-PACKAGE-LIST-BACKUP.PS1 to backup your Chocolatey packages list.
  • From Command Prompt, type POWERSHELL CHOCO-PACKAGE-LIST-BACKUP.PS1 to backup your Chocolatey packages list.
  • From Windows, click Chocolatey Package List Backup in the Windows Start Menu or Package List Backup inside the Chocolatey folder if Chocolatey Shortcuts is installed.
  • Wait until Monday at 6 AM for choco-package-list-backup to run automatically. NOTE: The scheduled task runs under the SYSTEM account

###CHANGELOG:

  • 2019.01.02 - Will now write to Documents/MyDocuments if the folder has been moved, thanks Aaron Throckmorton for the enhancement!
  • 2018.08.23 - Added ownCloud support and save all programs list feature
  • 2018.06.21 - Added scheduled task to run every Monday at 6 AM. AppendDate option now saves packages.config AND a packages_date.config. This makes the AppendDate option more useful for a nearline packages.config and archival snapshots as well as fixing compatibility with InstChoco.
  • 2018.05.19 - OneDrive and shortcut creation bugs fixed, minor cosmetic changes
  • 2018.05.17 - added iCloudDrive support
  • 2018.05.09 - added reading preferences from choco-package-list-backup.xml - no more editing the script after upgrades! Backups not created any more.
  • 2018.05.06 - added Dropbox Business and Google Drive File Stream support (Thanks ebbek!)
  • 2018.04.25 - removed run as admin requirement
  • 2018.04.25 - now makes a backup of previous choco-packages-list-backup.ps1 (Since removed.)
  • 2018.04.25 - fixed minor text output error
  • 2018.04.25 - added compatibility with choco-shortcuts-winconfig
  • 2018.04.24.01 - added ability to append the date to PACKAGES.CONFIG
  • 2018.04.24 - added choco-persistent-packages support.
  • 2018.04.23 - now backups up packages automatically on install
  • 2018.02.24 - added Box and Seafile support as well as an icon to run from the Windows Start menu
  • 2018.02.12 - added Nextcloud support (thanks thomasaiman) and fixed TonidoSync (Thanks thomasaiman!)
  • 2018.01.29 - edited re-installation message, updated donation info :)
  • 2017.12.17 - added editable custom save location (requested)

###ROADMAP:

  • Investigate running the schedule task from the installing user account.
  • Add other cloud services support by request
  • I'm open to suggestions - open a GitHub issue please.

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