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Last Update:

16 Nov 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Tracker Software


PDFXchangeEditor pdf reader editor ocr pdfxchangeviewer admin

PDF-XChange Editor

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Software Author(s):

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PDF-XChange Editor

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3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install PDF-XChange Editor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade PDF-XChange Editor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall PDF-XChange Editor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


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 pdfxchangeeditor -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 pdfxchangeeditor -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

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

See docs at

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

See docs at

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

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pdfxchangeeditor':
  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.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 16 Nov 2023.


Designed for anyone from home users to large corporate environments that wish to View/Edit/Modify and even OCR Image based PDF files on their Windows PC's. There is now a FREE pdf reader alternative to the Adobe Reader that truly raises the bar! The PDF-XChange Editor is smaller, faster and more feature rich than any other FREE PDF Reader/ PDF Viewer/ PDF Editor available on the market. This free pdf editor download also allows users to try the extended functionality offered by the licensed PDF-XChange Editor in evaluation mode - for free. No PDF reader or Viewer offers more features than PDF-XChange - or does so without compromising performance, quality or security.

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /NoDesktopShortcuts - Do not create shortcut on desktop.
  • /NoUpdater - Do not install updater service.
  • /NoViewInBrowsers - Do not configure to open PDF files inside browsers.
  • /NoSetAsDefault - Do not set as default application for PDF files.
  • /NoProgramsMenuShortcuts - Do not create program menu group for installed application and their components.
  • /KeyFile:[file] - Pass [file] (which should be a .xcvault file downloaded from Tracker Software) in as your license file.

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the use of -params.
For example: -params '"/NoDesktopShortcuts"', --params "/KeyFile:C:\Users\foo\Temp\PDFXChangeEditor.xcvault".

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
$packageName = 'PDFXchangeEditor' 
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$version    = [version] $env:ChocolateyPackageVersion

if ( $version.Revision -gt 20210101 ) {
    $version = New-Object version $version.Major, $version.Minor, $version.Build, 0
    Write-Warning "'Package fix version notation' detected. Assuming original build version was .0"

$filename   = 'EditorV10.x86.msi'
$filename64 = 'EditorV10.x64.msi'
$primaryDownloadUrl = "$filename"
$primaryDownloadUrl64 = "$filename64"
$url        = "$version/$filename"
$url64      = "$version/$filename64"
$checksum   = '40C691037F77368DD5E27F19E6A38EAC55C3954AE9B6E4AD7132D7501EDDAB3A'
$checksum64 = 'CA22DE418AB58DC2AE727FE376DE9EADEFC675A1E76E4D6D8C5E6BC3A6328AB9'
$lastModified32 = New-Object -TypeName DateTimeOffset 2023, 11, 15, 1, 50, 56, 0 # Last modified time corresponding to this package version
$lastModified64 = New-Object -TypeName DateTimeOffset 2023, 11, 15, 1, 49, 54, 0 # Last modified time corresponding to this package version

# Tracker Software have fixed download URLs, but if the binary changes we can fall back to their alternate (but slower) download site
# so the package doesn't break.
function CheckDownload($url, $primaryDownloadUrl, [DateTimeOffset] $packageVersionLastModified)
    $headers = Get-WebHeaders -url $primaryDownloadUrl
    $lastModifiedHeader = $headers.'Last-Modified'

    $lastModified = [DateTimeOffset]::Parse($lastModifiedHeader, [Globalization.CultureInfo]::InvariantCulture)

    Write-Verbose "Package LastModified: $packageVersionLastModified"
    # The extra space is not a typo, but to mitigate Chocolatey 4 Business Package Internalizer regex accidentally matching the next line as a URL!
    Write-Verbose "HTT P Last Modified  : $lastModified"

    if ($lastModified -ne $packageVersionLastModified) {
        Write-Warning "The download available at $primaryDownloadUrl has changed from what this package was expecting. Falling back to $url for version-specific URL"
    } else {
        Write-Verbose "Primary URL matches package expectation"

$url = CheckDownload $url $primaryDownloadUrl $lastModified32
$url64 = CheckDownload $url64 $primaryDownloadUrl64 $lastModified64

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'MSI'
  url           = $url
  url64bit      = $url64
  silentArgs = '/quiet /norestart'
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

  softwareName  = 'PDF-XChange Editor'

  checksum = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256' 
  checksum64 = $checksum64
  checksumType64= 'sha256' 

$packageParameters = Get-PackageParameters

$customArguments = @{}

if ($packageParameters) {

    if ($packageParameters.ContainsKey("NoDesktopShortcuts")) {
        Write-Host "You want NoDesktopShortcuts"
        $customArguments.Add("DESKTOP_SHORTCUTS", "0")

    if ($packageParameters.ContainsKey("NoUpdater")) {
        Write-Host "You want NoUpdater"
        $customArguments.Add("NOUPDATER", "1")

    if ($packageParameters.ContainsKey("NoViewInBrowsers")) {
        Write-Host "You want NoViewInBrowsers"
        $customArguments.Add("VIEW_IN_BROWSERS", "0")

    if ($packageParameters.ContainsKey("NoSetAsDefault")) {
        Write-Host "You want NoSetAsDefault"
        $customArguments.Add("SET_AS_DEFAULT", "0")

    if ($packageParameters.ContainsKey("NoProgramsMenuShortcuts")) {
        Write-Host "You want NoProgramsMenuShortcuts"
        $customArguments.Add("PROGRAMSMENU_SHORTCUTS", "0")

    if ($packageParameters.ContainsKey("KeyFile")) {
        if ($packageParameters["KeyFile"] -eq "") {
          Throw 'KeyFile needs a colon-separated argument; try something like this: --params "/KeyFile:C:\Users\foo\Temp\PDFXChangeEditor.xcvault".'
        } else {
          Write-Host "You want a KeyFile named $($packageParameters["KeyFile"])"
          $customArguments.Add("KEYFILE", $packageParameters["KeyFile"])

} else {
    Write-Debug "No Package Parameters Passed in"

if ($customArguments.Count) { 
    $packageArgs.silentArgs += " " + (($customArguments.GetEnumerator() | ForEach-Object { "$($_.Name)=$($_.Value)" } ) -join " ")

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
PDF-XChange Editor 19777 Tuesday, October 24, 2023 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 21694 Wednesday, September 20, 2023 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 15349 Thursday, September 7, 2023 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 26255 Tuesday, August 1, 2023 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.5.368.0 41730 Friday, April 7, 2023 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.5.367.0 21804 Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.5.366.0 30000 Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.5.365.0 10926 Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.4.364.0 23656 Thursday, September 29, 2022 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.4.363.0 21474 Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.4.362.0 5929 Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.3.361.20220508 29165 Saturday, May 7, 2022 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.3.361.0 10620 Thursday, April 14, 2022 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.3.360.0 5803 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.2.359.0 25630 Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.2.358.0 14755 Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.2.357.0 3816 Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.1.356.20210806 17059 Friday, August 6, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.1.356.0 11489 Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.1.355.0 4212 Thursday, July 15, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.0.354.0 14390 Saturday, April 24, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.0.353.0 3387 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.0.352.0 19259 Saturday, February 6, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.0.351.0 5004 Saturday, January 23, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.0.350.0 5185 Friday, January 15, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 8.0.343.0 10883 Friday, November 20, 2020 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 8.0.342.0 6394 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 8.0.341.0 13007 Thursday, August 13, 2020 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 8.0.340.0 4690 Thursday, July 30, 2020 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 8.0.339.0 10213 Friday, May 8, 2020 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 8.0.338.0 3232 Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 8.0.337.0 6902 Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 8.0.336.0 12223 Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 8.0.335.0 4027 Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 8.0.334.0 7785 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 8.0.333.0 7651 Thursday, September 12, 2019 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 8.0.332.0 4304 Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 8.0.331.0 9301 Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.328.2 7187 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.328.1 4653 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.328.0 1274 Saturday, December 15, 2018 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.327.1 4952 Thursday, October 25, 2018 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.327.0 3554 Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.326.1 7432 Friday, July 27, 2018 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.326.0 2912 Thursday, July 5, 2018 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.325.1 4879 Thursday, April 26, 2018 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.325.0 1940 Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.324.3 3828 Thursday, March 1, 2018 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.324.2 2355 Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.324.1 763 Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.324.0 1000 Saturday, February 3, 2018 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.323.2 3097 Friday, December 22, 2017 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.323.1 1398 Friday, December 15, 2017 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.323.0 1827 Saturday, December 2, 2017 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 6.0.322.7 5338 Monday, August 14, 2017 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 6.0.322.6 1028 Thursday, August 10, 2017 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 6.0.322.5 1796 Saturday, July 15, 2017 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 6.0.321 4095 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 6.0.318.1 5278 Monday, September 26, 2016 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 6.0.318.0 1390 Thursday, September 15, 2016 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 6.0.317.2 1076 Thursday, August 25, 2016 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 6.0.317.1 981 Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 6.0.317 564 Monday, April 18, 2016 Approved
PDFXchangeEditor 3.0.302 1676 Thursday, June 20, 2013 Approved

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