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Downloads:

55,407

Downloads of v 3.9.3.5:

17,810

Last Update:

17 Jan 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Hermann Schinagl

Tags:

explorer extension junction hardlink symboliclink symlink freeware admin

Link Shell Extension

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3.9.3.5 | Updated: 17 Jan 2021

Downloads:

55,407

Downloads of v 3.9.3.5:

17,810

Software Author(s):

  • Hermann Schinagl

Link Shell Extension 3.9.3.5

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Passed

Details

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Link Shell Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade Link Shell Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall Link Shell Extension, 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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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 linkshellextension -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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 linkshellextension -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install linkshellextension
  win_chocolatey:
    name: linkshellextension
    version: '3.9.3.5'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'linkshellextension' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.9.3.5'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller linkshellextension
{
    Name     = "linkshellextension"
    Version  = "3.9.3.5"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'linkshellextension':
  ensure   => '3.9.3.5',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

NOTE

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Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator mwallner on 05 Feb 2021.

Description

Link Shell Extension (LSE) provides for the creation of Hardlinks, Junctions, Volume Mountpoints, Symbolic Links, a folder cloning process that utilises Hardlinks or Symbolic Links and a copy process taking care of Junctions, Symbolic Links, and Hardlinks. LSE, as its name implies is implemented as a Shell extension and is accessed from Windows Explorer, or similar file/folder managers. The extension allows the user to select one or many files or folders, then using the mouse, complete the creation of the required Links - Hardlinks, Junctions or Symbolic Links or in the case of folders to create Clones consisting of Hard or Symbolic Links. LSE is supported on all Windows versions that support NTFS version 5.0 or later. Hardlinks, Junctions and Symbolic Links are NOT supported on FAT file systems, and nor is the Cloning and Smart Copy process supported on FAT file systems.


tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
$packageName = 'Link Shellextension'
$installerType = 'exe'
$silentArgs = '/S /noredist'
$url = 'https://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/save/3935/HardLinkShellExt_win32.exe'
$checksum = 'b7e7227e960f025be992c398dafacd03c416adf5210d3fc0ff1d5b5771afdc4b'
$checksumType = 'sha256'
$url64 = 'https://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/save/3935/HardLinkShellExt_X64.exe'
$checksum64 = 'ca3f26ebf49dc4ea8b5d8c0154acca0de59a8689e5907fe748ffaeaa357ff3a0'
$checksumType64 = 'sha256'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                          -FileType "$installerType" `
                          -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                          -Url "$url" `
                          -Url64bit "$url64" `
                          -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                          -Checksum "$checksum" `
                          -ChecksumType "$checksumType" `
                          -Checksum64 "$checksum64" `
                          -ChecksumType64 "$checksumType64"
tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1
$packageName = 'Link Shellextension'
$packageSearch = 'hardlinkshell'
$installerType = 'exe'
$silentArgs = '/S'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

Get-ItemProperty -Path @( 'HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                          'HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                          'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) `
                 -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
| Where-Object   { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageSearch*" } `
| ForEach-Object { Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                               -FileType "$installerType" `
                                               -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" `
                                               -File "$($_.UninstallString.Replace('"',''))" `
                                               -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.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Link Shell Extension 3.9.3.4 86 Sunday, January 10, 2021 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.9.3.3 7842 Sunday, January 26, 2020 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.9.3.2 898 Saturday, January 11, 2020 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.9.3.1 1119 Saturday, November 23, 2019 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.9.3.0 1223 Monday, November 18, 2019 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.8.7.10 7437 Thursday, August 2, 2018 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.8.6.90 2621 Thursday, March 8, 2018 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.8.6.80 4403 Friday, June 3, 2016 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.8.6.8 670 Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.8.6.7 848 Friday, February 5, 2016 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.8.6.6 567 Monday, January 11, 2016 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.8.6.5 583 Thursday, December 10, 2015 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.8.6.4 605 Sunday, November 29, 2015 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.8.6.3 808 Sunday, October 4, 2015 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.8.6.2 1066 Saturday, May 30, 2015 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.8.6.1 626 Thursday, April 9, 2015 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.8.6.0 606 Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.8.5.1 1230 Friday, June 27, 2014 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.8.5.0 573 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.7.5.9 679 Thursday, February 20, 2014 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.6.5.2 950 Monday, February 27, 2012 Approved
Link Shell Extension 3.6.5.1 493 Sunday, February 26, 2012 Approved

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