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Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Failed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Virtual CloneDrive, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Virtual CloneDrive, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Virtual CloneDrive, 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 virtualclonedrive -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 virtualclonedrive -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 virtualclonedrive
    name: virtualclonedrive
    version: ''
    state: present

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

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

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

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

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

package { 'virtualclonedrive':
  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.


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Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator TheCakeIsNaOH on 29 Apr 2021.


Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD, DVD, or Blu-ray drive, although it only exists virtually.
Image files can be "inserted" into the virtual drive from your harddisk or from a network drive by just a double-click,
and thus be used like a normal CD, DVD, or Blu-ray. Virtual CloneDrive supports up to 15 virtual drives at the same
time - no matter if the image file contains audio, video or just simple data. Virtual CloneDrive is fully integrated in
Windows Explorer context menus and on top of all it is free!


  • Mounts images as virtual drive
  • Supports all common image formats such as ISO, BIN, IMG, UDF, DVD, and CCD
  • Emulation of CD, DVD, and Blu-ray media
  • Supports up to 15 virtual drives at the same time
  • History of recently mounted images
  • Automount last image
  • Unmount image with eject button
  • Seamless integration in Windows Explorer context menu
  • Easy to use - just double-click an image file to mount as a drive
  • Virtual CloneDrive is freeware, you may use it at no cost


Package Parameters

The following package parameter can be set:

  • /AddToDesktop - this puts a shortcut on your desktop to configure Virtual CloneDrive.

This parameter can be passed to the installer with the use of --params.
For example: --params "/AddToDesktop".

To have Chocolatey remember parameters on upgrade, be sure to set choco feature enable -n=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades.


  • For versions of Windows prior to Windows 10 a reboot is required before the software can be used
  • This package is automatically updated using the Chocolatey Automatic Package Update Model (AU).
    If you find it is out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

SendMode Input
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%
SetTitleMatchMode, 1   ;begins
DetectHiddenText, off
DetectHiddenWindows, off

; wait for the install process to commence
Process, Wait, SetupVCD5520.exe

;install failure notification on Windows 8/Windows Server 2012 
;no impact to install but the dialog needs to be dismissed
WinWait, Virtual CloneDrive, Installation failed!, 30
ControlClick, Button1, Virtual CloneDrive

;reboot prompt on Windows 8/Windows Server 2012 despite /noreboot option
;dismiss reboot prompt with no action for silent install matching expectations
WinWait, VirtualCloneDrive Setup, Your computer needs to be restarted. Reboot now?, 30
ControlClick, Button2, VirtualCloneDrive Setup

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir     = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  url            = 'https://www.elby.ch/download/SetupVCD5520.exe'
  checksum       = 'b69ab416fa1c2db43d9d4a900abbf5e1ad6daf0ab914afcdfa74b25af390747f'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  silentArgs     = '/S /noreboot'
  validExitCodes = @(0)

# installs on Windows versions prior to Windows 10/Windows Server 2016 display dialogs even
# with the silent installation options passed
if ([Environment]::OSVersion.Version.Major -lt 10) {
  Start-Process 'AutoHotKey' "$toolsDir\chocolateyInstall.ahk"

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

$pp = Get-PackageParameters

# a desktop shortcut is added by default so remove it if not required
if (-not $pp.AddToDesktop) {
  $desktopPath = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('CommonDesktopDirectory')
  Remove-Item "$desktopPath\Virtual CloneDrive.lnk" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Force
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

Get-ItemProperty -Path @('HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                         'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*') `
                 -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
    | where-object   { $_.PSChildName -like $($env:ChocolateyPackageName) } `
    | foreach-object { $_.UninstallString } `
    | foreach-object { $_ -match '(?<Application>(.+\"))\s(?<Directory>(\/D.+))' } `
    | foreach-object { Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $env:ChocolateyPackageName `
                                                   -FileType 'exe' `
                                                   -SilentArgs "/S $($Matches.Directory)" `
                                                   -File "$($Matches.Application)" `
                                                   -ValidExitCodes @(0) }

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
Virtual CloneDrive 33784 Friday, March 18, 2016 Approved
Virtual CloneDrive 2536 Friday, January 15, 2016 Approved
Virtual CloneDrive 1389 Saturday, December 12, 2015 Approved
Virtual CloneDrive 531 Monday, July 20, 2015 Approved
Virtual CloneDrive 14670 Saturday, September 28, 2013 Approved
Virtual CloneDrive 698 Friday, September 20, 2013 Unknown
Virtual CloneDrive 703 Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Unknown
VirtualCloneDrive 1533 Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Unknown
VirtualCloneDrive 774 Friday, May 31, 2013 Unknown
VirtualCloneDrive 2140 Thursday, September 15, 2011 Unknown
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