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02 Nov 2014

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • James Dibble


Chocolatey Explorer

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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

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Chocolatey Explorer

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Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


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


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


To uninstall Chocolatey Explorer, 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 chocolateyexplorer -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 chocolateyexplorer -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 chocolateyexplorer installed
    name: chocolateyexplorer
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'chocolateyexplorer' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: chocolateyexplorer,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller chocolateyexplorer
   Name     = 'chocolateyexplorer'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

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

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

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

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 02 Nov 2014.


Chocolatey Explorer is an application to make Chocolatey that little bit more awesome by giving you control over it's basic functions without having to break out PowerShell.

$packageName = 'Chocolatey Explorer'
$installerType = 'exe'
$url = ''
$silentArgs = '/i /s'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url" -validExitCodes $validExitCodes

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Chocolatey Explorer 325 Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Approved
Chocolatey Explorer 242 Sunday, October 26, 2014 Approved
Chocolatey Explorer 259 Friday, October 24, 2014 Unknown
Chocolatey Explorer 236 Thursday, October 23, 2014 Unknown
Chocolatey Explorer 319 Sunday, October 19, 2014 Unknown
Chocolatey Explorer 260 Saturday, October 18, 2014 Unknown
Chocolatey Explorer 257 Saturday, October 18, 2014 Unknown
Chocolatey Explorer 248 Saturday, October 18, 2014 Unknown

Realease Notes

  • Improved paging - Loads more packages at once
  • Support for a greater number of HTTP based Chocolatey feeds
  • Only load versions of packages that are of interest
  • Create an install list and export it as a setup script

  • Display the packages icon if one exists in the package menu
  • Indicate a package that is already installed

  • First complete release
  • Default to latest package when selecting one from the tree view
  • Ability to clear the console output

  • Install package with arguments

  • Make searching a cancellable operation

  • Improving searching functionality
  • Bug fixes

  • Minor performance improvements when loading packages from OData feeds
  • When exploring a feed, packages are loaded in pages. No more load all as there
    are too many on Chocolatey.
  • Search results can be cleared when completed.
  • Bug fixes

  • Themed with Modern UI
  • Pacakges can be updated and uninstalled

  • Add custom source (must be the OData address but can be based upon a Nuget feed)
  • Search a source
  • Load all of the packages from a source
  • View package information

Future Releases

  • Detect whether Chocolatey is installed. If not, give user option install it.
  • Better paging functionality; background loading of packages?
  • Parse and display release notes and descriptions as Markdown
  • Sign the manifests so installer and applicaiton are trusted
  • Authenticated feeds

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