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06 May 2021

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Software Author(s):

  • Foxit Software Incorporated


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Foxit Reader

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Foxit Reader

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


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


To uninstall Foxit Reader, 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 foxitreader -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 foxitreader -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 foxitreader installed
    name: foxitreader
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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

See docs at

    Name: foxitreader,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

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

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

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

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install foxitreader version="" 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 as a trusted package on 06 May 2021.


Foxit Reader: The Best PDF Reader. With Foxit Reader you can read and annotate PDF documents and fill out PDF forms.

All open FoxitReader, Windows Explorer and browser instances must be closed during installation, update and uninstallation.
Otherwise, you might encounter error dialogs during the process asking you to close all instances.
Windows Explorer must be closed due to Foxit Reader's shell plugins, browser instances shall be closed proactively due to PDFs displayed inline.

Install arguments

  • Language: Pass one of the supported ISO 639-1 two-letter codes, e.g. /LANG=en or /LANG=es or /LANG=de.

  • Tasks, Components: configure desktop icons, file association, browser plugins, ConnectedPDF among others.<br>
    FoxitReader uses Inno Setup, from whose relevant flags the relevant subset for FoxitReader in "tasks" and "components" section is listed here.

    For example, you would like no desktop icon, no default file association, no browser plugin and no ConnectedPDF, then run this command:

    choco install foxitreader --ia '/MERGETASKS="!desktopicon,!setdefaultreader,!displayinbrowser /COMPONENTS=*pdfviewer,*ffse,*installprint,*ffaddin,*ffspellcheck,!connectedpdf"'

    Note that contrary to /MERGETASKS, you have to specify in /COMPONENTS also those components which you would like to retain. You can get those from the link above of Foxit Reader-specific tasks and components. An asterisk (*) prefix results in all sub-components automatically being included as well, cf. Inno Setup's documentation linked above.

# Installation script for times when FoxitReader bundles its installer *without* a wrapper setup.
# Original source of chocolateyInstall.ps1 in the repository:
# ( will be automatically copied to chocolateyInstall.ps1 by
#  the update.ps1 AU script.)

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

# See the comments in
# on the &language=German part.
$url32       = ''
$checksum32  = ''

$installationArgs = @{
	PackageName    = 'foxitreader'
	FileType       = 'EXE'
	Url            = $url32
	Checksum       = $checksum32
	ChecksumType   = 'sha256'
	silentArgs     = '/verysilent'
	validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @installationArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
	packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
	softwareName  = 'Foxit Reader'
	fileType      = 'EXE'
	silentArgs    = "/VERYSILENT /norestart"
	validExitCodes= @(0)

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
	$packageArgs['file'] = $($key[0].UninstallString)
	Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
	Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
	Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
	Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
	$key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Foxit Reader 93065 Monday, March 22, 2021 Approved
Foxit Reader 154789 Saturday, December 19, 2020 Approved
Foxit Reader 119152 Monday, October 26, 2020 Approved
Foxit Reader 411710 Saturday, May 16, 2020 Approved
Foxit Reader 80935 Saturday, May 2, 2020 Approved
Foxit Reader 627977 Monday, January 27, 2020 Approved
Foxit Reader 923318 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Approved
Foxit Reader 470518 Thursday, July 4, 2019 Approved
Foxit Reader 347353 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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