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This package was approved as a trusted package on 2/25/2019.

yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button. yEd is freely available and runs on all major platforms: Windows, Unix/Linux, and Mac OS X.


Package parameters

  • /NoShortcut - Do not create desktop shortcut
  • /NoStartMenu - Do not create start menu shortcut
  • /Associate - Associate files with yed


  • Only the last version works.

yed screenshot

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

C:\> choco install yed --version 3.18.2

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

C:\> choco upgrade yed --version 3.18.2


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsDir = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    rm $toolsDir\yed-* -Recurse -ea 0
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = 'yed'
      url            = ''
      url64bit       = ''
      checksum       = '1dd325347127b749cf7f6d84c086b24cf8ff86e26c2ba986916efc9337a97463'
      checksum64     = '1dd325347127b749cf7f6d84c086b24cf8ff86e26c2ba986916efc9337a97463'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      checksumType64 = 'sha256'
      unzipLocation  = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    $yedDir = gi $toolsDir\yed-* | sort CreationTime -Descending | select -First 1 -Expand Fullname
    Update-SessionEnvironment   #java might be installed
    $javaw_path = gcm javaw | % { $_.Path }
    if (!$javaw_path) { throw "javaw is not on the PATH" }
    $cmdPath = "$toolsDir\yed.cmd"
    "start javaw -jar ""$yedDir\yed.jar"" %1" | out-file $cmdPath -Encoding ascii
    #Install-BinFile yed $cmdPath
    # Shortcut parameters
    $sparams = @{
        ShortcutFilePath = "$toolsDir\yed.lnk"
        TargetPath       = $javaw_path
        Arguments        = "-jar ""$yedDir\yed.jar"""
        IconLocation     = "$yedDir\icons\yIcon.ico"
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut @sparams
    Register-Application "$toolsDir\yed.lnk" yed
    Write-Host "Application registered as yed"
    $pp = Get-PackageParameters
    if ( !$pp.NoShortcut ) {
        Write-Host "Creating desktop shortcut"
        $sparams.ShortcutFilePath = "$Env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\yed.lnk"
        Install-ChocolateyShortcut @sparams
    if ( !$pp.NoStartMenu ) {
        Write-Host "Creating Start menu shortcut"
        $sparams.ShortcutFilePath = "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\yed.lnk"
        Install-ChocolateyShortcut @sparams
    if ( $pp.Associate ) {
        ".graphml", ".graphmlz", ".ygf", ".gml", ".xgml", ".tgf", ".ged" | % {
            "Associating $_"
            Install-ChocolateyFileAssociation -Extension $_ -Executable $cmdPath
    # Remove outdated cmd file
    $cmdPath = join-path $env:ChocolateyInstall bin\yed.cmd
    if (Test-Path $cmdPath) { rm $cmdPath }

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • yWorks



Release Notes


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
yEd 3.18.2 5314 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 approved
yEd 6180 Tuesday, August 7, 2018 approved
yEd 3.18.1 2018 Thursday, May 31, 2018 approved
yEd 2069 Thursday, April 12, 2018 approved
yEd 1540 Sunday, April 1, 2018 approved
yEd 3.18 791 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 approved
yEd 3.17.2 2856 Saturday, November 25, 2017 approved
yEd 3.17.1 1335 Tuesday, August 29, 2017 approved
yEd 3209 Monday, March 20, 2017 approved
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