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This package is broken. Not silent.

I had this package offline until I found the time to fix the CNET downloader. Once I did and I pushed this, I found that Reflect now downloads a downloader which can download any Reflect version.

I am looking for a maintainer with AutoIT skills or something similar to fix the new Macrium downloader to auto-download the free version and install that one.

To install Macrium Reflect Free, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install reflect-free --version 5.3.7149.3

To upgrade Macrium Reflect Free, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade reflect-free --version 5.3.7149.3


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $name = 'Macrium-Reflect'
    $id = 'reflect-free'
    $url = ''
    $regex = '(?ms).*href="(".*'
    $switch = '/quiet /norestart'
    $pwd = "$(split-path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    # This should have been merged centuries ago.
    if (!(Get-Command Get-UrlFromCnet -errorAction SilentlyContinue)) {
    	Import-Module "$($pwd)\Get-UrlFromCnet.ps1"
    try {
    	# Let's get the link from CNET first.
    	$newUrl = Get-UrlFromCnet $url $regex
    	# I truely do not understand why the $%@! this turned into an array, and where the true comes from
    	# [0] = ' ' (space)
    	# [1] = True
    	# [2] = url
    	$url = $newUrl[2]
    	Write-Host "Found $url"
    	# Installer
    	Install-ChocolateyPackage $id 'EXE' $switch "$url"
    	Write-ChocolateySuccess $name
    } catch {
    	Write-ChocolateyFailure $name $($_.Exception.Message)
  • tools\Get-UrlFromCnet.ps1 Show
    # Get the resolved URL form a CNET download link.
    # The initial link to CNET on a software source page changes, so we need the URL to the source page and a REGEX that will return the CNET url.
    # We want to specify only a search parameter that will replace the entire document with just the url - to keep things easy.
    # This function will return the actual downloadable URL.
    # Usage: Get-UrlFromCnet download_page regex
    # Examples:
    # Get-FilenameFromRegex $url '(?ms).*href="(".*'
    # @author Redsandro
    # @edit 2014-08-19
    function Get-UrlFromCnet {
    	try {
    		$wc = New-Object system.Net.WebClient;$html2 
    		Write-Host "Searching for CNET link...";
    		$html = $wc.downloadString($srcUrl);
    		$url = $html -replace $regex, '$1';
    		$html = $wc.downloadString($url);
    		Write-Host "Searching through CNET html for links, this might take a few seconds...";
    		$html -match "(?ms)data-dl-url=['`\`"](.+?)['`\`" ]+data-nodlm-url"
    		# The regex misses the last quote. Seriously?
    		# Also, the quotes seem to switch from single to double.
    		Write-Host "Found link.";
    		$url = $matches[1] -replace "'","" -replace '"',''
    #		Secondary follow seems unnecessary
    #		$html = $wc.downloadString($url);
    #		Write-Host "Searching through CNET html for links (2)...";
    #		$url = $html -match '(?ms)HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="0; URL=(http.*?)"/>', '$1';
    		return [string]$url
    	} catch {
    		$errorMessage = "Could not resolve CNET host. Wrong regex, or source page changed, or CNET changed."
    		Write-Error $errorMessage
    		throw $errorMessage

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Macrium


Release Notes

Bug fixes

  • The error "Bad file descriptor" could cause a clone to fail. This has been resolved.
  • Free and Standard editions. The error message "Dynamic Disks are not supported" could incorrectly be displayed when editing an XML file. This has been resolved.
  • If the source driver files are marked as 'Read Only' this could cause a copy failure when building the Windows PE rescue media. This has been resolved.
  • Improved support for Linux systems using Grub 2

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Macrium Reflect Installer 6.3.1665 280 Friday, February 17, 2017 approved
Macrium Reflect Free 5.3.7149.3 1174 Wednesday, August 20, 2014  
Macrium Reflect Free 5.3.7149.2 254 Wednesday, August 20, 2014  
Macrium Reflect Free 5.3.7149.1 308 Wednesday, August 20, 2014  
Macrium Reflect Free 5.3.7149 261 Wednesday, August 20, 2014  

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