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5.0.1 | Updated: 04 Aug 2022



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Software Author(s):

  • Rafał Mikrut

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Czkawka 5.0.1

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Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall Czkawka, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

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1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

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2. Setup Your Environment

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    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade czkawka -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'5.0.1'" [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 czkawka -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'5.0.1'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install czkawka
    name: czkawka
    version: '5.0.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'czkawka' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.0.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller czkawka
    Name     = "czkawka"
    Version  = "5.0.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'czkawka':
  ensure   => '5.0.1',
  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.

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This package was approved by moderator TheCakeIsNaOH on 10 Aug 2022.


com github qarmin czkawka

Czkawka (tch•kav•ka, hiccup) is a simple, fast and free app to remove unnecessary files from your computer.


  • Written in memory safe Rust
  • Amazingly fast - due to using more or less advanced algorithms and multithreading
  • Free, Open Source without ads
  • Multiplatform - works on Linux, Windows and macOS
  • Cache support - second and further scans should be a lot faster than the first one
  • CLI frontend - for easy automation
  • GUI frontend - uses modern GTK 3 and looks similar to FSlint
  • Rich search option - allows setting absolute included and excluded directories, set of allowed file extensions
    or excluded items with the * wildcard
  • Multiple tools to use:
    • Duplicates - Finds duplicates based on file name, size, hash, hash of just first 1 MB of a file
    • Empty Folders - Finds empty folders with the help of an advanced algorithm
    • Big Files - Finds the provided number of the biggest files in given location
    • Empty Files - Looks for empty files across the drive
    • Temporary Files - Finds temporary files
    • Similar Images - Finds images which are not exactly the same (different resolution, watermarks)
    • Zeroed Files - Finds files which are filled with zeros (usually corrupted)
    • Same Music - Searches for music with the same artist, album etc.
    • Invalid Symbolic Links - Shows symbolic links which point to non-existent files/directories
    • Broken Files - Finds files with an invalid extension or that are corrupted


Please Note This is an automatically updated package. If the package is outdated for more than two days, please let me know.

$ErrorActionPreference  = 'Stop';

$packageToolsDir        = "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$toolsDir               = Get-ToolsLocation

$installPath            = Join-Path $toolsDir 'czkawka'
$binPath                = Join-Path $installPath 'czkawka_gui.exe'
$iconPath               = Join-Path $packageToolsDir 'icon_about.ico'

$desktopShortcutPath    = "$($ENV:PUBLIC)\Desktop\Czkawka GUI.lnk"
$startmenuShortcutPath  = "$($ENV:ProgramData)\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Czkawka GUI.lnk"

$url64                  = ''
$checksum64             = 'b97267b5faab76265a39d68c62e4a367677d488235308c2f95ea975e64109fba'
$checksumType64         = 'sha256'

$packageName = $env:chocolateyPackageName

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = $packageName
    unzipLocation  = $installPath

    url64Bit       = $url64
    checksum64     = $checksum64
    checksumType64 = $checksumType64

$shortcutArgs = @{
    targetPath       = $binPath
    workingDirectory = $installPath
    iconLocation     = $iconPath
    windowStyle      = '1'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

Install-ChocolateyShortcut @shortcutArgs -ShortcutFilePath $desktopShortcutPath
Install-ChocolateyShortcut @shortcutArgs -ShortcutFilePath $startmenuShortcutPath
$desktopShortcutPath    = "$($ENV:PUBLIC)\Desktop\Czkawka GUI.lnk"
$startmenuShortcutPath  = "$($ENV:ProgramData)\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Czkawka GUI.lnk"

$toolsDir               = Get-ToolsLocation
$installPath            = Join-Path $toolsDir 'czkawka'

Remove-Item -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Path $desktopShortcutPath
Remove-Item -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Path $startmenuShortcutPath
Remove-Item -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Recurse -Path $installPath

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Czkawka 5.0.1 162 Thursday, August 4, 2022 Approved
Czkawka 5.0.0 14 Friday, July 29, 2022 Approved
Czkawka 4.1.0 343 Monday, April 25, 2022 Approved
Czkawka 4.0.0 143 Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Approved
Czkawka 3.3.1 320 Sunday, December 19, 2021 Approved
Czkawka 3.2.0 107 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Approved

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