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This package was approved by moderator doc on 4/26/2016.

FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager.
The program helps you with daily work in Windows.
Here you can find all the necessary functions to manage your data stock.
You can take FreeCommander anywhere – just copy the portable directory on a CD or USB-Stick – and you can even
work with this program on a foreign computer.

A summary about the main features in FreeCommander is available: here.

Please Note: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is
out of date by more than a week, please contact the maintainer(s) and
let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

To install freecommander-xe.install (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install freecommander-xe.install --version 2016.715

To upgrade freecommander-xe.install (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade freecommander-xe.install --version 2016.715


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
    $packageName= 'freecommander-xe.install' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = '' # download url
    $zipFileName= ''
    $exeFileName= 'FreeCommanderXE-32-public_setup.exe'
    function GetWorkingDirectory() {
        $chocTempDir = Join-Path ([IO.Path]::GetTempPath()) 'chocolatey'
        $tempDir = Join-Path $chocTempDir $packageName
        if($env:packageVersion -ne $null) { $tempDir = Join-Path $tempDir "$env:packageVersion" }
        [System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($tempDir) | Out-Null
        Write-Debug "Working directory is $tempDir."
    function ClearWorkingDirectory() {
        Write-Debug "Cleaning working directory ..."
        Remove-Item -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction 0 (GetWorkingDirectory)
        Write-Debug "Working directory cleaned."
    function DownloadAndExtractArchive($url) {
        $workingDirectory = GetWorkingDirectory
        Push-Location $workingDirectory
        Get-WebFile $url | Out-Null
        $localZipFilePath=Join-Path $workingDirectory $zipFileName
        $extractDirectory = Join-Path $workingDirectory ([IO.Path]::GetFileNameWithoutExtension($zipFileName))
        Get-ChocolateyUnzip $localZipFilePath $extractDirectory -Package $packageName | Out-Null
        Write-Debug "$zipFileName extracted to $extractDirectory"
    $extractDirectory = DownloadAndExtractArchive $url 
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      fileType      = 'exe' 
      file = Join-Path $extractDirectory $exeFileName
      silentArgs   = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP-' # Inno Setup
      validExitCodes= @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
    $packageName = 'freecommander-xe.install'
    $softwareName = 'FreeCommander XE*' 
    $installerType = 'EXE' 
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $uninstalled = $false
    $local_key     = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    $machine_key   = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    $machine_key6432 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    [array]$key = Get-ItemProperty -Path @($machine_key6432,$machine_key, $local_key) `
                            -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
             | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "$softwareName" }
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | % { 
        $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                    -FileType $installerType `
                                    -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                    -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                    -File "$file"
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
      $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Marek Jasinski


2004-2016 Marek Jasinski


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
FreeCommanderXE (Install) 2019.790.0.20181221 2298 Friday, December 21, 2018 approved
FreeCommanderXE (Install) 2019.790 243 Thursday, December 20, 2018 approved
FreeCommanderXE (Install) 2018.770 3498 Saturday, March 10, 2018 approved
FreeCommanderXE (Install) 2017.740 210 Saturday, January 20, 2018 approved
freecommander-xe.install (Install) 2016.715 2632 Sunday, April 24, 2016 approved

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