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PDFsam Basic (Install)


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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
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  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.
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This package was approved as a trusted package on 6/30/2018.

PDFsam is a free, open source, platform independent tool released under GPLv2 license and designed to perform split, merge and other manipulations on pdf document. It’s released in 2 versions, basic and enhanced: This is the basic version, see for the enhanced version.

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

C:\> choco install pdfsam.install

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

C:\> choco upgrade pdfsam.install


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageInstallArgs = @{
        packageName    = 'pdfsam.install'
        fileType       = 'msi'
        url            = ''
        silentArgs     = '/quiet CHECK_FOR_UPDATES=false SKIPTHANKSPAGE=Yes'
        validExitCodes = @(0)
        checksum       = '7506cadd15a785c1ea5049a7cdf6ed23aa9446af2a5be1d2f6be1e5bc6b8c519'
        checksumType   = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageInstallArgs
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    # MSI-uninstallation code from!searchin/chocolatey/Get-WmiObject|sort:relevance/chocolatey/aQAAh21a6uM/vEzbX1OSrXQJ
    $packageWildCard = 'PDFsam Basic'
    $packageUninstallArgsTemplate = @{
        packageName    = 'pdfsam.install'
        fileType       = 'msi'
        silentArgs     = '/quiet /qn /norestart'
        validExitCodes = @(0,3010)
    Get-ItemProperty -Path @( 'HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                              'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) `
                     -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
    | Where-Object   { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageWildCard*" } `
    | ForEach-Object {
        # Adds the found GUID as first argument (used internally by Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage/msiexec)
        $finalUninstallArgs = $packageUninstallArgsTemplate.Clone()
        $finalUninstallArgs.silentArgs = $($_.PSChildName) + " " + $finalUninstallArgs.silentArgs
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @finalUninstallArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Andrea Vacondio


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
PDFsam Basic (Install) 3.3.1 146 Saturday, July 15, 2017 approved
PDFsam Basic (Install) 3.3.0 8763 Sunday, April 9, 2017 approved
PDFsam Basic (Install) 3.2.5 3285 Sunday, January 8, 2017 approved
PDFsam Basic (Install) 3.2.4 170 Sunday, January 8, 2017 approved
PDFsam Basic (Install) 3.2.2 2466 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 approved
PDFsam Basic (Install) 3.2.1 180 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 approved
PDFsam Basic (Install) 3.1.0 301 Friday, October 7, 2016 approved
PDFsam Basic (Install) 3.0.3 167 Thursday, October 6, 2016 approved
PDFsam Basic (Install) 3.0.2 257 Wednesday, October 5, 2016 approved
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