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Downloads of v


Last Update:

27 Jan 2024

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Tracker Software


PDFXchangeEditor pdf reader editor ocr pdfxchangeviewer admin

PDF-XChange Pro

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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • Tracker Software

PDF-XChange Pro

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All Checks are Passing

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 Pro, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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


To uninstall PDF-XChange Pro, 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 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 pdfxchangepro -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 pdfxchangepro -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 pdfxchangepro
    name: pdfxchangepro
    version: ''
    state: present

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

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

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

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

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

package { 'pdfxchangepro':
  ensure   => '',
  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.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 27 Jan 2024.


PDF-XChange PRO is the ultimate PDF solution. It's a bundle package that combines the three best-selling applications that Tracker Software produces:

  • PDF-XChange Editor Plus is a hugely dynamic and fully-customizable PDF application. Create, view, edit, annotate, OCR* and sign PDF files – and that’s just the beginning. If you work with PDF then this fully-customizable product will optimize your work process to levels that no other product can achieve. Create PDF files from scanned documents, images, text files, Markdown files and much more. Open, edit and convert Microsoft Office documents.* Avail of over thirty tools to assist in the creation of document comments, annotations, links and fillable forms. These tools make editing PDFs a finely-tuned, precise process that produces documentation and image files of the highest quality. Our user-friendly functionality is diverse enough to meet the needs of all practitioners from novices to professionals.**
  • PDF-Tools is a worldwide leader in the creation and manipulation of PDF and image files. Highly user-friendly, it can be used to convert files of almost any format to/from PDF. Avail of seventy built-in standard tools, as well as functionality to clone and edit these tools and their variables as you desire. Use the Actions Library to fully customize your tools and the Tool Actions Sequence to determine the order in which they perform operations. Combine seventy-seven available actions to create your own tools - out of billions of possibilities. PDF-Tools is compatible with large PDF files and can also handle a huge number of files simultaneously – batch conversion is its strength.
  • PDF-XChange Standard Printer is Tracker Software’s best-selling virtual printer - the ultimate application for the creation and virtual printing of industry-standard PDF files. It’s compatible with files from almost all Windows applications, such as Word, Excel and AutoCAD, and features an optimized engine for superb conversion of images and image-based text characters. The files it creates are surprisingly small, given their quality – allowing for faster uploads/downloads, a reduction in storage space and increased data retention - even at high levels of compression. PDF-XChange Standard also features MS Office integration, which provides extra functionality such as adding clickable tables of contents and embedded URL support that facilitates the creation of external links.

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 = 'PDFXchangePro' 
$toolsDir   = "$(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   = 'ProV10.x86.msi'
$filename64 = 'ProV10.x64.msi'
$primaryDownloadUrl = "https://downloads.pdf-xchange.com/$filename"
$primaryDownloadUrl64 = "https://downloads.pdf-xchange.com/$filename64"
$url        = "https://builds-archive.tracker-software.com/$version/$filename"
$url64      = "https://builds-archive.tracker-software.com/$version/$filename64"
$checksum   = 'F2BCCF5472BF113F1A4CCDB74AACE341D50696E23B5EF90D710570E258D659E1'
$checksum64 = '76682219FD8226AAED9C6D226D9FADD93D9A39A3E58278F54D2B218FAA24900B'
$lastModified32 = New-Object -TypeName DateTimeOffset 2024, 1, 23, 1, 13, 15, 0 # Last modified time corresponding to this package version
$lastModified64 = New-Object -TypeName DateTimeOffset 2024, 1, 23, 1, 13, 34, 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 Pro'

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

$packageParameters = Get-PackageParameters

$customArguments = @{}

if ($packageParameters) {
    # http://help.tracker-software.com/EUM/default.aspx?pageid=PDFXEdit3:switches_for_msi_installers

    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

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
PDF-XChange Pro 1190 Wednesday, January 10, 2024 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 1518 Thursday, November 16, 2023 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 927 Tuesday, October 24, 2023 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 1446 Wednesday, September 20, 2023 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 855 Thursday, September 7, 2023 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 2279 Tuesday, August 1, 2023 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.5.368.0 1541 Friday, April 7, 2023 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.5.367.0 773 Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.5.366.0 1185 Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.5.365.0 422 Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.4.364.0 732 Thursday, September 29, 2022 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.4.363.0 566 Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.4.362.0 317 Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.3.361.20220508 1206 Saturday, May 7, 2022 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.3.361.0 653 Thursday, April 14, 2022 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.3.360.0 184 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.2.359.0 621 Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.2.358.0 329 Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.2.357.0 139 Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.1.356.20210806 417 Friday, August 6, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.1.356.0 412 Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.1.355.0 149 Thursday, July 15, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.0.354.0 401 Saturday, April 24, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.0.353.0 144 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.0.352.0 318 Saturday, February 6, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.0.351.0 168 Saturday, January 23, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 9.0.350.0 155 Friday, January 15, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 8.0.343.0 222 Friday, November 20, 2020 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 8.0.342.0 100 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 8.0.341.0 205 Saturday, October 3, 2020 Approved
PDF-XChange Pro 8.0.340.0 181 Friday, July 31, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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