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PatchCleaner

1.4.2.0

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 2/27/2018.

When applications are installed and updated on the Windows Operating System a hidden directory "c:\Windows\Installer" is used to store the installer (.msi) files and the patch (.msp) files.

Generally these files are important as during updating, patching or uninstalling software it will use the .msi/.msp files. If you blanketly delete all the files in this folder, you will find yourself needing to rebuild windows.

Over time as your computer is patched and patched again, these installer files become outdated and orphaned. They are no longer required, but they can take up many gigabytes of data.

PatchCleaner identifies these redundant/orphaned files and allows you to either:

  1. (Recommended) Move them to another location. If you want to play it safe, just move them to another location, and you can always copy them back.
  2. Delete them.

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

C:\> choco install patchcleaner

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

C:\> choco upgrade patchcleaner

Files

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  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    
    $fileLocation = (Get-ChildItem (Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) -Filter '*.exe').FullName
    
    $UnzipDir = Join-Path $env:TEMP $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    
    # Extract zip
    Get-ChocolateyUnzip -FileFullPath $fileLocation -Destination $UnzipDir
    
    $InstallArgs = @{
       packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
       softwareName   = "$env:ChocolateyPackageName*"
       fileType       = 'msi'
       File           = (Get-ChildItem $UnzipDir -filter "*.msi" -Recurse).FullName
       silentArgs     = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($env:chocolateyPackageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`""
       validExitCodes = @(0)
    }
    
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @InstallArgs
    
    New-Item "$fileLocation.ignore" -Type file -Force | Out-Null
    
    
  • tools\LICENSE.txt Show
    From: Click-through agreement in installer
    
    END-USER LICENCE AGREEMENT (EULA)
    PatchCleaner
    Copyright (©) 2015 HomeDev
    
    ### DEFINITIONS 
    In this End User License Agreement, unless the contrary intention appears, 
    
    * "EULA" means this End User License Agreement 
    * "HOMEDEV" means  HomeDev ABN 60 998 692 641
    * "PatchCleaner" means the SOFTWARE PRODUCT which is available free of 
       charge from the web site, http://www.homedev.com.au
    * "SOFTWARE PRODUCT", "THE SOFTWARE" or "SOFTWARE" means PatchCleaner, 
       which includes computer software and associated media and printed 
       materials, and may include online or electronic documentation. 
    
    ### GRANT OF LICENCE 
    Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a 
    copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), 
    to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation 
    the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, 
    and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the 
    Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
    
    The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included 
    in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
    
    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS 
    OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF 
    MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. 
    IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY 
    CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, 
    TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE 
    OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
    
    
  • tools\PatchCleaner_1.4.2.0.exe Show
    md5: 70D0BD7633D10C492839272C97B2544E | sha1: 4DA0E8C2FE1F06B13985D700FE15686A1015C3BB | sha256: 6472DE894C5CB6050FD80CDD893B8772AEF71F8BDB5C65A0175CF7CBB90E6EC6 | sha512: 99D43ED2060EB6371A54F73AF407FE4CC7644A93E5F856419AD0CB8769B2664139CB9097FF4BE4B8DBB93F2C5DA4FC90BC48EEAC6FE0B3DF5F8BC12428B5B5B2
  • tools\VERIFICATION.txt Show
    VERIFICATION
    Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
    in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
     
    PatchCleaner can be downloaded directly by going to the download tab on 
    the home page:
       http://www.homedev.com.au/Free/PatchCleaner#tabs-4
    or by downloading from SourceForge:
       https://sourceforge.net/projects/patchcleaner/files/latest/download?source=files
    
    Direct Download:
    Version  : 1.4.2.0
    URL      : https://sourceforge.net/projects/patchcleaner/files/PatchCleaner/v1.4.2.0/PatchCleaner_1.4.2.0.exe
    CheckSum : 6472DE894C5CB6050FD80CDD893B8772AEF71F8BDB5C65A0175CF7CBB90E6EC6
    

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Dependencies

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • homedev

Copyright

Copyright © 2015 HomeDev

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Release Notes

http://www.homedev.com.au/Free/PatchCleaner#tabs-3

Version History

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