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Last Update:

18 May 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Irfan Skiljan


irfanview image photo viewer plugin shell extension

IrfanView Shell Extension (Install)

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1.06 | Updated: 18 May 2018



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Software Author(s):

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IrfanView Shell Extension (Install) 1.06

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install IrfanView Shell Extension (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade IrfanView Shell Extension (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall IrfanView Shell Extension (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

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1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

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 irfanview-shellextension -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 irfanview-shellextension -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 irfanview-shellextension
    name: irfanview-shellextension
    version: '1.06'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'irfanview-shellextension' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.06'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller irfanview-shellextension
    Name     = "irfanview-shellextension"
    Version  = "1.06"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'irfanview-shellextension':
  ensure   => '1.06',
  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.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 23 May 2018.


******* IrfanView Shell Extension *******
This PlugIn shows a Context menu for some IrfanView (4.38 and later)
operations in Windows Explorer, Total Commander or other file managers.
You can select several (picture) files and perform IrfanView operations:
- Play slideshow with selected files (using current IrfanView slideshow dialog settings)
- Open selected files in IrfanView Thumbnails window
- JPG Lossless Rotation (automatic rotation, based on EXIF orientation, optimize ON, keep all markers ON)
- Convert pictures/images to another format (same folder, copies will be created if the result file already exists)
Thanks to Michael Dunn!


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$packageName    = 'irfanview-shellextension' 
$url            = "$toolsDir\"
$checksum       = '2112F85A917B2ECA90EAA047A8C3B22E0157F13E83971AEE679D955B2FF1047D'
$bits           = Get-ProcessorBits
$32bitDLL       = 'IrfanViewShellExt.dll'
$64bitDLL       = 'IrfanViewShellExt64.dll'
$Found          = "False"

if (Test-Path $Env:ProgramFiles\IrfanView){
    $Found = "True"
    $ShellDir = "$Env:ProgramFiles\IrfanView\Shell Extension"
	if ($bits -eq 64){
	   $UseDLL = $64bitDLL
	   $DLLDir = '64 bit'
	   } else {
	   $UseDLL = $32bitDLL
	   $DLLDir = '32 bit'
   } else {
     if (Test-Path "{$Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\IrfanView"){
	     $Found = "True"
         $ShellDir = "{$Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\IrfanView\Shell Extension"
		 $UseDLL = $32bitDLL
		 $DLLDir = '32 bit'
if ($Found -eq "True"){
    New-Item $ShellDir -type directory -force | out-null
    Write-Host "Irfanview default install path found!" -foreground green -backgroundcolor blue
	} else{
	 Write-Host "Cannot find IrfanView install location. Aborting." -foreground red -backgroundcolor blue

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
  fileType       = 'ZIP' 
  url            = $url
  checksum       = $checksum
  checksumType   = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

Copy-Item "$toolsDir\$DLLDir\$UseDLL" -Destination $ShellDir
& regsvr32.exe /s $ShellDir\$UseDLL
Remove-Item $url | out-null
Remove-Item "$toolsDir\32 bit" -recurse | out-null
Remove-Item "$toolsDir\64 bit" -recurse | out-null
Remove-Item "$toolsDir\Readme_first.txt" | out-null
$packageName    = 'irfanview-shellextension' 
$FoundDLL	    = "False"

if (Test-Path "$Env:ProgramFiles\IrfanView\Shell Extension\IrfanViewShellExt64.dll"){
    $FoundDLL  = "True"
    $RemoveDLL = "$Env:ProgramFiles\IrfanView\Shell Extension\IrfanViewShellExt64.dll"
if (Test-Path "$Env:ProgramFiles\IrfanView\Shell Extension\IrfanViewShellExt.dll"){
    $FoundDLL  = "True"
    $RemoveDLL = "$Env:ProgramFiles\IrfanView\Shell Extension\IrfanViewShellExt.dll"
if (Test-Path "{$Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\IrfanView\Shell Extension\IrfanViewShellExt.dll"){
    $FoundDLL  = "True"
    $RemoveDLL = "{$Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\IrfanView\Shell Extension\IrfanViewShellExt.dll"
if ($FoundDLL -eq "True"){
	& regsvr32.exe /s /u $RemoveDLL
    Remove-Item $RemoveDLL -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'| out-null	
   } else {
     Write-Host "Irfanview Shell Extension not found! Sorry, I tried the normal places." -foreground red -backgroundcolor blue
md5: E0DFAA7B17026F53BC0A4E26CDD9EC3E | sha1: 31B3141BA6D5E59CD2900948BBFE8D20013C61CB | sha256: 2112F85A917B2ECA90EAA047A8C3B22E0157F13E83971AEE679D955B2FF1047D | sha512: 6C77198DE2E5F60D6021557C34404D40A90ACA4792A46763B0589DCDE4A66E5A8C578E10BBACDAEEBE0F88BEFB800094A40BDA53C449CDC56C02796E6C4D6817
IrfanView's webpage at defines the license as "This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License."



You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
for any purpose, even commercially.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.


Binaries included in this package were downloaded by the packager, bcurran3, in ZIP format from the author's site at 

SHA256 signatures were manually created and put in the package .nuspec file.

Checksums can be verified from the author's website at

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
IrfanView Shell Extension (Install) 1.04 887 Monday, October 23, 2017 Approved

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