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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.
Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/7/2019.

TeamViewer allows remote control between two computers on the internet. In portable mode it does not require either computer to do a full install.

After the install this package gives instructions on how to start TeamViewer in portable mode, making it easy for a non-technical user to download and start teamviewer in portable mode.

To install teamviewer.portable, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install teamviewer.portable

To upgrade teamviewer.portable, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade teamviewer.portable


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName= 'teamviewer.portable'
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = ''
    $filefullpath  = "$toolsDir\TeamViewerPortable.exe"
    $exename = split-path -leaf $filefullpath
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      filefullpath  = $filefullpath
      url           = $url
      url64bit      = $url
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs
    $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\"
    Write-Warning "*************************************************************************************"
    Write-Warning "*  INSTRUCTIONS: To use TeamViewer WITHOUT INSTALLING it:                           *"
    Write-Warning "*  1. At the command prompt or in the start menu type 'TeamViewerPortable'          *"
    Write-Warning "*  2. On the VERY FIRST dialog :                                                    *"
    Write-Warning "*       `"How Do you want to proceed`" select `"Run Only (one time use)`"               *"
    Write-Warning "*       `"How Do you want to use TeamViewer`" select `"Personal / Non-commerical use`"  *"
    Write-Warning "*  3. Click `"Accept - finsh`"                                                        *"
    Write-Warning "*************************************************************************************"
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'teamviewer.portable'
    $exeName = "TeamViewerPortable.exe"
    $AppPathKey = "Registry::HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\$exeName"
    If (Test-Path $AppPathKey) {Remove-Item "$AppPathKey" -Force -Recurse -EA SilentlyContinue | Out-Null}

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • TeamViewer Inc.


2016 TeamViewer GmbH


Release Notes


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
teamviewer.portable 11.0.56083 1317 Friday, March 11, 2016 approved

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