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OpenLiveWriter (Install)

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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 7/19/2019.

Open Live Writer is an open source application enabling users to author, edit, and publish blog posts.
It is based on a fork of the well-loved but not actively developed Windows Live Writer code.

To install OpenLiveWriter (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install openlivewriter

To upgrade OpenLiveWriter (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade openlivewriter


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName= 'openlivewriter'
    $fileType = 'EXE'
    $silentArgs = '--silent'
    $scriptPath =  $(Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path)
    $fileFullPath = Join-Path $scriptPath 'OpenLiveWriterSetup.exe'
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $fileFullPath
    Write-Output "The install log is at `"$env:localappdata\SquirrelTemp\SquirrelSetup.log`""
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'openlivewriter'
    $softwareName = 'open live writer*'
    $installerType = 'EXE'
    $file = "$env:localappdata\OpenLiveWriter\Update.exe"
    $silentArgs = '--uninstall -s'
    if ($installerType -ne 'MSI') {
      $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\*'
    $key = Get-ItemProperty -Path @($machine_key6432,$machine_key, $local_key) `
                            -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
             | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "$softwareName" }
    if (!(Test-Path "$env:localappdata\openlivewriter\openlivewriter.exe"))
       If (!(Test-Path $file))
          throw "Could not find $file - because this software is always installed to a user profile folder, it must be uninstalled in the context of the user who installed it."
        Try {
          Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                      -FileType $installerType `
                                      -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                      -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                      -File "$file"
          #Remove leftovers so new install will succeed
          If (test-path "$env:localappdata\openlivewriter\.dead")
            remove-item "$env:localappdata\openlivewriter" -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
          If (test-path "C:\ProgramData\SquirrelMachineInstalls\OpenLiveWriter.exe")
            remove-item "C:\ProgramData\SquirrelMachineInstalls\OpenLiveWriter.exe" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
          Write-Output "The install log is at `"$env:localappdata\SquirrelTemp\SquirrelSetup.log`""
          throw $_.Exception
    } else {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means or it is installed to a user's profile who is not the current user ($env:username)."
  • tools\OpenLiveWriterSetup.exe Show
    md5: 6AEE9DE163715375A743407E785EAA34 | sha1: 25C07923E5358664F249938E8C1703E42646C41D | sha256: A043CD29481044660503917110B0161D4DE3791487A5D31F4A74DF8DDF454ED7 | sha512: 090E01F333EE9E5156B2CDBAF40D6D81A2B166094040EB839357247320D36F8CCEA1FD83C2225A5C0BC00A2C93C7C0D0E84DD7638A41C02165D8F488EDFF2D6B

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
OpenLiveWriter (Install) 319 Tuesday, December 29, 2015 approved
OpenLiveWriter (Install) 229 Tuesday, December 29, 2015 approved
OpenLiveWriter (Install) 285 Friday, December 18, 2015 approved
OpenLiveWriter (Install) 228 Thursday, December 10, 2015 approved

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