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02 Aug 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Foxit Software Incorporated


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Foxit Reader

This is not the latest version of Foxit Reader available.

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Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

  • Foxit Software Incorporated

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Foxit Reader

This is not the latest version of Foxit Reader available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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:


Deployment Method:

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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade foxitreader -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" [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="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install foxitreader
    name: foxitreader
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'foxitreader' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller foxitreader
    Name     = "foxitreader"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'foxitreader':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 02 Aug 2018.


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

Important Notes

  1. 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.
  2. Only the English version is provided because it is bundled with the highest version of Foxit Reader among all languages.

Install arguments

FoxitReader uses Inno Setup, the available flags can be seen at
You might be especially interested in the "tasks" and "components" sections.
The FoxitReader-specific tasks and components from which you can choose from are:

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.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

# See the comments in
# on the '/de/' part.
$url32       = ''
$checksum32  = '23358dfb845b14660d5e4df09124055b0e6c33d3685d649b26975206cdfdeaf0'

function Uninstall-PreviousVersion {
	Write-Output 'Uninstalling previous version...'

	$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)"}

Download the current version and unwrap the inner native installer.

Return a tuple ($pathToUnwrappedNativeInstaller, $tmpDirectory) where
$tmpDirectory is the directory where the native installer is contained
and which should ideally be deleted after installation.
function Download-CurrentVersion {
	Write-Output 'Downloading current version...' | Out-Null

	# FoxitReader has recently changed to a "wrapped" setup program:
	# The above $url32 will download a wrapper setup EXE, which is more or less
	# a GUI interface to the wrapped inner setup EXE.
	# The wrapper setup neither accepts CLI arguments for silencing nor for
	# configuration as far as we know.
	# Therefore, after downloading the wrapper setup, we extract the wrapped
	# setup EXE and run it manually in Install-CurrentVersion.

	$toolsDir = $(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.ScriptName)
	$wrapperSetupDownloadPath = $(Join-Path $toolsDir "wrapper-setup.exe")
	$wrapperSetupUnzippedPath = $(Join-Path $toolsDir "wrapper-setup-extracted")

	$wrapperDownloadArgs = @{
		PackageName    = 'foxitreader'
		FileFullPath   = $wrapperSetupDownloadPath
		Url            = $url32
		Checksum       = $checksum32
		ChecksumType   = 'sha256'
		Options = @{
			Headers = @{
				# In addition on the '/de/' part in the URL (which actually forces
				# an English language setup), also specify the desired language as
				# an HTTP header even though this had no effect in the past.
				'Accept-Language' = 'en-US;en-GB'

	$wrapperUnzipArgs = @{
		PackageName    = 'foxitreader'
		FileFullPath   = $wrapperSetupDownloadPath
		Destination    = $wrapperSetupUnzippedPath

	Get-ChocolateyWebFile @wrapperDownloadArgs | Out-Null
	Get-ChocolateyUnzip @wrapperUnzipArgs | Out-Null

	# Do not use gci -File parameter to retain PS 2 compatibility
	$wrappedSetupPath =
		Get-ChildItem `
			-Path $(Join-Path $wrapperSetupUnzippedPath '$PLUGINSDIR') `
			'FoxitReader*Setup*.exe' `
		| Where {! $_.PSIsContainer} | Select -First 1 -ExpandProperty FullName

	Remove-Item $wrapperSetupDownloadPath -Recurse -Force

	return $wrappedSetupPath, $wrapperSetupUnzippedPath

function Install-CurrentVersion([string] $installerPath) {
	Write-Output 'Installing current version...'

	$installationArgs = @{
		PackageName    = 'foxitreader'
		FileType       = 'EXE'
		File           = $installerPath
		silentArgs     = '/verysilent'
		validExitCodes = @(0)
	Write-Host $installerPath
	Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @installationArgs

Write-Output 'Downloading current version and then uninstalling previous version (if any) before performing installation of the current version.'

$tmpDirectory = $null

try {
	$installerPath, $tmpDirectory = Download-CurrentVersion
	Install-CurrentVersion $installerPath
finally {
	if (-not ($null -eq $tmpDirectory)) {
		Remove-Item $tmpDirectory -Recurse -Force

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Foxit PDF Reader 89210 Thursday, June 30, 2022 Approved
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Foxit PDF Reader 124034 Sunday, August 15, 2021 Exempted
Foxit PDF Reader 515 Sunday, August 15, 2021 Exempted
Foxit Reader 204224 Thursday, May 6, 2021 Approved

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