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Last Update:

21 Aug 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Scooter Software


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Software Author(s):

  • Scooter Software

Beyond Compare

This is not the latest version of Beyond Compare available.

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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 Beyond Compare, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Beyond Compare, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Beyond Compare, 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 beyondcompare -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 beyondcompare -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 beyondcompare
    name: beyondcompare
    version: ''
    state: present

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

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

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

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

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

package { 'beyondcompare':
  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 gep13 on 24 Aug 2016.


This is the trial version of Beyond Compare. It will work for 30 days, and after that it requires a license.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$LCID = (Get-Culture).LCID
$german = @(3079,1031,5127,4103,2055)
$french = @(2060,11276,3084,9228,12300,1036,5132,13324,6156,14348,10252,4108,7180)
$japanese = @(17, 1041)

$version = ''

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = 'beyondcompare'
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = $url
  silentArgs = '/SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART'

  checksum      = ''
  checksumType  = 'md5'

$checksumde = '9A379F00070DC8672AC30D1A3272E534'
$checksumfr = '8150F649A909C1E40B6B940D8B70A070'
$checksumjp = '1D503709FE2F0A6111FE56E6271F977E'
$checksum = '4899D66C1C328239C9561C375E66A461'

if ($german -contains $LCID)
    $packageArgs.url = 'https://secure.scootersoftware.com/BCompare-de-'+$version+'.exe'
    $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumde
elseif ($french -contains $LCID)
    $packageArgs.url = 'https://secure.scootersoftware.com/BCompare-fr-'+$version+'.exe'
    $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumfr
elseif ($japanese -contains $LCID)
    $packageArgs.url = 'https://secure.scootersoftware.com/BCompare-jp-'+$version+'.exe'
    $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumjp
    $packageArgs.url = 'https://secure.scootersoftware.com/BCompare-'+$version+'.exe'
    $packageArgs.checksum = $checksum

# This is necessary to avoid Invoke-WebRequest failing with "The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel."
[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$packageName = 'beyondcompare'
$packageSearch = "Beyond Compare"
$installerType = 'exe'
$validExitCodes = @(0)
Get-ItemProperty -Path @('HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\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)" `
                                               -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
Beyond Compare 16466 Friday, October 20, 2023 Approved
Beyond Compare 24051 Monday, March 6, 2023 Approved
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Beyond Compare 11072 Saturday, November 5, 2022 Approved
Beyond Compare 11840 Thursday, July 21, 2022 Approved
Beyond Compare 13503 Thursday, March 17, 2022 Approved
Beyond Compare 9499 Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Approved
Beyond Compare 19588 Saturday, August 14, 2021 Approved
Beyond Compare 22139 Friday, October 2, 2020 Approved
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Beyond Compare 8050 Saturday, February 29, 2020 Approved
Beyond Compare 6526 Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Approved
Beyond Compare 2964 Saturday, November 2, 2019 Approved
Beyond Compare 1326 Friday, October 25, 2019 Approved
Beyond Compare 1982 Thursday, October 10, 2019 Approved
Beyond Compare 9027 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Approved
Beyond Compare 2213 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Approved
Beyond Compare 7051 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Approved
Beyond Compare 4364 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Approved
Beyond Compare 829 Friday, October 26, 2018 Approved
Beyond Compare 5784 Saturday, July 14, 2018 Approved
Beyond Compare 2198 Saturday, June 16, 2018 Approved
Beyond Compare 8205 Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Approved
Beyond Compare 7268 Thursday, August 31, 2017 Approved
Beyond Compare 3727 Saturday, May 20, 2017 Approved
Beyond Compare 790 Sunday, May 14, 2017 Approved
Beyond Compare 1189 Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Approved
Beyond Compare 8164 Monday, October 3, 2016 Approved
Beyond Compare 1840 Monday, August 29, 2016 Approved
Beyond Compare 704 Sunday, August 21, 2016 Approved
Beyond Compare 1537 Monday, May 16, 2016 Approved
Beyond Compare 1423 Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Approved
Beyond Compare 887 Sunday, March 6, 2016 Approved
Beyond Compare 1916 Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Approved
Beyond Compare 416 Saturday, October 3, 2015 Approved
Beyond Compare 3429 Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Approved
Beyond Compare 2528 Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Approved
Beyond Compare 2644 Thursday, September 18, 2014 Approved
Beyond Compare 4632 Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Approved
Beyond Compare 1931 Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Approved
Beyond Compare 523 Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Approved
Beyond Compare 1609 Monday, April 14, 2014 Approved
Beyond Compare 939 Thursday, March 6, 2014 Approved
Beyond Compare 2131 Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Approved
Beyond COmpare 546 Friday, July 19, 2013 Approved
Beyond COmpare 2503 Monday, March 19, 2012 Approved
Beyond COmpare 604 Monday, March 19, 2012 Approved - August 19, 2016

Notable Changes
  • Text Merge output files will now be written using file format external conversion settings.
  • Various fixes and improvements.
  • Upgraded 7-zip libraries to 16.02 to fix code execution vulnerability in UDF (.img, .iso) decoder (CVE-2016-2334 and CVE-2016-2335).
  • Windows: Added support for PKZip v1 legacy compression algorithms (Implode, Reduce, Shrink).
Cloud Services
  • Fixed support for Unicode paths and filenames on SharePoint WebDAV servers.
  • Fixed support for connecting to Amazon S3 buckets in the eu-west-1 region that were created in 2013 and earlier.
  • Fixed resource leak when uploading/downloading from Microsoft OneDrive.
  • Windows: "Open With" for WebDAV profiles now passes http:// URLs to the requested application instead of BC-specific profile: ones.
  • Improved error message if an S3 bucket is stored in an unrecognized AWS region.
  • Fixed loading WebDAV folder listings that include empty getcontentlength entries.
Command Line
  • Fixed /fileviewer= switch to use fixed English phrases instead of translated strings.
File Formats
  • OS X/Linux: Fixed importing file formats with external helper executables.
  • Fixed loading .docx files that have been modified using MiniZip.
File Views
  • "Save File Using Profile" now handles "Editing disabled" just like "Save File on File System As" does.
  • Changed button caption in "Save Changes?" confirmation dialog from "Save None" to "Discard All".
  • .msi packages now use SHA-256 code signing signatures instead of SHA-1 ones.
  • Fixed support for scrolling using laptops/tablets with precision touchpads (.e.g, Surface Pro).
  • OS X: Fixed support for Beyond Compare "Services" menu extensions in apps other than Finder.
  • Added Japanese as an official language.
  • Time limited license keys now show a warning on the Home view when close to the expiration, and show the expiration date in the About dialog.
  • Improved appearance of Options dialog and Home view for themes with dark backgrounds.
  • Fixed Picture Compare Report to use printer DPI instead of screen DPI.
  • Fixed Picture Compare Report handling of empty comparison.
  • Fixed plain text output of right justified text.
  • Fixed plain text output handling of gap lines.
  • Fixed Table Compare plain text output of interleaved headers.
Table Compare
  • Fixed performance regression introduced in 4.1.4.
Text Views
  • Windows: Fixed displaying emoji characters when "Enable font linking in editors" is enabled.
  • Linux: Fixed slow performance when long lines are visible.
Text Merge
  • Output files will now be written using file format external conversion settings.
  • Windows: Fixed crash when opening a file on 64-bit Windows.
  • Windows: Fixed crash when opening Options dialog to Tweaks panel while DisableCheckForUpdates registry tweak is active.

This package has no dependencies.

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