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[Deprecated] Chocolatey Uninstall Extension


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 9/1/2019.

NOTE: This package has been deprecated, in favour of the chocolatey-core.extension.

This package provides helper functions installed as a Chocolatey extension. These functions may be used in Chocolatey install/uninstall scripts by declaring this package a dependency in your package's nuspec.

  <dependency id="chocolatey-uninstall.extension" />


Get-UninstallRegistryKey -- retrieve registry keys for use during uninstall of Chocolatey packages

  1. To use, add the following to chocolateyUninstall.ps1, setting $softwareName to the name as seen in Control Panel's "Programs and Features"

$softwareName = "Example Name"
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName

  1. The found registry key's properties are accessible by dot notation. For example, $key.UninstallString

To install [Deprecated] Chocolatey Uninstall Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install chocolatey-uninstall.extension

To upgrade [Deprecated] Chocolatey Uninstall Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade chocolatey-uninstall.extension


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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • dtgm
  • ferventcoder
  • chocolatey


© 2016 Chocolatey Core Team Package Contributors


Release Notes


  • Deprecated package in favour of chocolatey-core.extension.


Bug fixes
  • Not building array properly; fails if more than one bad key
  • Not reporting correct key
  • Try to remove all bad keys found.
  • (reporting) add warning if more than 10 bad keys are found
  • (reporting) no registry keys matched SoftwareName

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Chocolatey Uninstall Extension 1.1.0 26074 Saturday, June 25, 2016 approved

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