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Downloads of v


Last Update:

21 Jul 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Scooter Software


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Beyond Compare

This is not the latest version of Beyond Compare available.

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Downloads of v



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.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 21 Jul 2022.


Compare files and folders using simple, powerful commands that focus on the differences you're interested in and ignore those you're not. Merge changes, synchronize files, and generate reports.

Directly access FTP sites, media devices, WebDAV resources, svn repositories and cloud storage.

Beyond Compare includes built-in comparison viewers for a variety of data types. In addition to text, compare tables, images, binary files, registry hives, and much more.

Package Specific

The install script by default will detect which localized version of Beyond Compare to install. Use the package parameters to alter this behavior.

Package Parameters

The following package parameter can be set:

  • /LCID:nnn - Use this specific LCID (instead of trying to automatically detect it). Check chocolateyInstall.ps1 for valid LCID values.

To pass parameters, use --params "''" (e.g. choco install packageID [other options] --params="'/ITEM:value /ITEM2:value2 /FLAG_BOOLEAN'").
To have choco remember parameters on upgrade, be sure to set choco feature enable -n=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$urlBase = "https://www.scootersoftware.com"

$pp = Get-PackageParameters

if ($pp["LCID"]) {
    $LCID = $pp["LCID"]
} else {
    $LCID = (Get-UICulture).LCID

$german = @(3079,1031,5127,4103,2055)
$french = @(2060,11276,3084,9228,12300,1036,5132,13324,6156,14348,10252,4108,7180)
$japanese = @(17, 1041)
$chinese = @(2052)
$version = ''

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

  checksum      = ''
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

$checksumde = '77acdfcaf525a1758a47f827c1b1b0a7e3e3cd35d45165e0a2966599be51f599'
$checksumfr = 'e9de96beb4b8eef7ded3f5f82e711d555408ce684273e4cec8a9fa81e26c488e'
$checksumjp = 'a4da4c3b591d17b0fb50461b295d6c99c16d33e7bbc281ca95f6b4af2c92c1ec'
$checksumzh = 'fec3d4b6f5a9785ba300dc85cd0c4d7c631d7d18b64c7becde7b56627039189c'
$checksum = '405ef78708fa306949a9f5f853b208a8b4341ba3c9a18d197a10efbead823f73'

if ($german -contains $LCID)
    $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-de-$version.exe"
    $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumde
elseif ($french -contains $LCID)
    $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-fr-$version.exe"
    $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumfr
elseif ($japanese -contains $LCID)
    $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-jp-$version.exe"
    $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumjp
elseif ($chinese -contains $LCID) {
    $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-zh-$version.exe"
    $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumzh
    $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-$version.exe"
    $packageArgs.checksum = $checksum

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 16465 Friday, October 20, 2023 Approved
Beyond Compare 24051 Monday, March 6, 2023 Approved
Beyond Compare 5399 Saturday, February 4, 2023 Approved
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
Beyond Compare 20587 Friday, September 11, 2020 Approved
Beyond Compare 5796 Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Approved
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 7050 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Approved
Beyond Compare 4364 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Approved
Beyond Compare 829 Friday, October 26, 2018 Approved
Beyond Compare 5783 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 1608 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 603 Monday, March 19, 2012 Approved
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