Downloads of v 1.13.3:


Last Update:

27 Oct 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Eric Biggers


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1.13.3 | Updated: 27 Oct 2020



Downloads of v 1.13.3:



Software Author(s):

  • Eric Biggers

wimlib 1.13.3

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exempt:

Depends on KB2919355 which requires reboot

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


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


To uninstall wimlib, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade wimlib -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade wimlib -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure wimlib installed
    name: wimlib
    state: present
    version: 1.13.3
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'wimlib' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.13.3'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: wimlib,
    Version: 1.13.3,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller wimlib
   Name     = 'wimlib'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.13.3'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'wimlib':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.13.3',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install wimlib version="1.13.3" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator mkevenaar on 30 Oct 2020.


wimlib is an open source, cross-platform library for creating, extracting, and modifying Windows Imaging (WIM) archives. WIM is a file archiving format, somewhat comparable to ZIP (and many other file archiving formats); but unlike ZIP, it allows storing various Windows-specific metadata, allows storing multiple "images" in a single archive, automatically deduplicates all file contents, and supports optional solid compression to get a better compression ratio. wimlib and its command-line frontend wimlib-imagex provide a free and cross-platform alternative to Microsoft's WIMGAPI, ImageX, and DISM.

Among other things, wimlib:

  • Provides fast and reliable file archiving on Windows and on UNIX-like systems such as Mac OS X and Linux.
  • Allows users of non-Windows operating systems to read and write Windows Imaging (WIM) files.
  • Supports correct archiving of files on Windows-style filesystems such as NTFS without making common mistakes such as not properly handling ACLs, file attributes, links, and named data streams.
  • Allows deployment of Windows operating systems from non-Windows operating systems such as Linux.
  • Provides independent, high quality open source compressors and decompressors for several compression formats used by Microsoft which are not as well known as more open formats, and are prone to be re-used in different applications and file formats (not just WIM).

wimlib is distributed either as a source tarball (for UNIX/Linux), or as ready-to-use binaries (for Windows XP and later). The software consists of a C library along with the wimlib-imagex command-line frontend and its associated documentation.

NOTE: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is out of date by more than a week, please contact the maintainer(s) and let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

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    packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    unzipLocation = (Join-Path -Path $toolsDir -ChildPath $env:ChocolateyPackageName)
    url           = ''
    checksum      = 'e3b0c44298fc1c149afbf4c8996fb92427ae41e4649b934ca495991b7852b855'
    checksumType  = 'SHA256'

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    Install-BinFile -Name $_.BaseName -Path $_.FullName
} )

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    zipFileName   = "wimlib-$($env:ChocolateyPackageVersion)"

(Get-ChildItem -Path (Join-Path -Path $toolsDir -ChildPath $env:ChocolateyPackageName) -Filter '*.cmd').ForEach( {
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name $_.BaseName
} )

Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
wimlib 1.13.2 225 Monday, June 15, 2020 Approved
wimlib 1.13.1 480 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Approved
wimlib 1.13.0 228 Saturday, November 24, 2018 Approved
wimlib 221 Friday, May 18, 2018 Approved
wimlib (Install) 1.12.0 271 Saturday, January 13, 2018 Approved
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