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This package was approved as a trusted package on 6/29/2019.

Etcher is a powerful OS image flasher built with web technologies to ensure flashing an SDCard or USB drive is a pleasant and safe experience. It protects you from accidentally writing to your hard-drives, ensures every byte of data was written correctly and much more.


  • Validated Burning
    No more writing images on corrupted cards and wondering why your device isn't booting.
  • Hard Drive Friendly
    Makes drive selection obvious to avoid wiping your entire hard-drive
  • Beautiful Interface
    Who said burning SD cards has to be an eyesore.
  • Open Source
    Made with JS, HTML, node.js and Electron. Dive in and contribute!
  • Cross Platform
    Works for everyone, no more complicated install instructions.

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

C:\> choco install etcher --version 1.5.51

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

C:\> choco upgrade etcher --version 1.5.51


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName            = 'etcher'
      fileType               = 'exe'
      url                    = ''
      checksum               = 'c102751291ec2ae18d4bed9cf9f25f38c2e0d18ae5bef5a78a715016dbcb7137'
      checksumType           = 'sha256'
      silentArgs             = '/S'
      validExitCodes         = @(0)
      softwareName           = 'etcher*'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Etcher 1.5.53 2007 Wednesday, August 7, 2019 approved
Etcher 1.5.52 2086 Wednesday, July 24, 2019 approved
Etcher 1.5.51 2791 Saturday, June 29, 2019 approved
Etcher 1.5.50 2004 Saturday, June 15, 2019 approved
Etcher 1.5.49 357 Friday, June 14, 2019 approved
Etcher 1.5.47 571 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 approved
Etcher 1.5.46 787 Monday, June 10, 2019 approved
Etcher 1.5.45 1174 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 approved
Etcher 1.5.44 417 Tuesday, June 4, 2019 approved
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