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System Explorer

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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 1/19/2016.

The best registry / file snapshot tool for free, plus detailed information about Tasks, Processes, Modules, Startups, IE Addons, Uninstallers, Windows, Services, Drivers, Connections and Opened Files.

The snapshot tool is hard to find in the default UI that hides about 2/3 of the tools - but very worth the search!

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

C:\> choco install systemexplorer

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

C:\> choco upgrade systemexplorer


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'systemexplorer' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
    $url = ''
    $url = ''
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $exeName = 'systemexplorer.exe'
    $AppPathKey = "Registry::HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\$exeName"
    If (!(Test-Path $AppPathKey)) {New-Item "$AppPathKey" | Out-Null}
    Set-ItemProperty -Path $AppPathKey -Name "(Default)" -Value "$env:chocolateyinstall\lib\$packagename\tools\$exeName"
    Set-ItemProperty -Path $AppPathKey -Name "Path" -Value "$env:chocolateyinstall\lib\$packagename\tools\"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$toolsDir\" "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    #Create .ignore files so chocolatey does not shim the Exe
    $files = get-childitem $toolsDir -include *.exe -recurse
    foreach ($file in $files) {
      New-Item "$file.ignore" -type file -force | Out-Null
    Move-Item "$toolsDir\systemexplorer.exe.ignore" "$toolsDir\systemexplorer.exe.gui" -force
    Write-Output "******************************************************************************"
    Write-Output "*  INSTRUCTIONS: In the search prompt of your start menu type `"$exeName`"   *"
    Write-Output "*   or in a command line type `"$exeName`"                                   *"
    Write-Output "*       More Info:                                 *"
    Write-Output "******************************************************************************"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage systemexplorer
    $exeName = 'systemexplorer.exe'
    $AppPathKey = "Registry::HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\$exeName"
    If (Test-Path $AppPathKey) {Remove-Item "$AppPathKey" -Force -Recurse -EA SilentlyContinue | Out-Null}
  • tools\ Show
    md5: 688FD6AAD90190703006FA00FCFA289D | sha1: C44B4115751AA5526433A2138114D8D748E3FE61

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Mister Group


Mister Group


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
System Explorer 7.0.0 299 Friday, January 15, 2016 approved

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