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16 Oct 2020

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Software Author(s):

  • Josh Karlin
  • Simon Capewell


launchy productivity launcher admin


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Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

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  • Simon Capewell

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


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


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade launchy -y --source="'STEP 3 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 launchy -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure launchy installed
    name: launchy
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'launchy' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: launchy,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller launchy
   Name     = 'launchy'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'launchy':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install launchy version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. 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 mwallner on 28 Oct 2020.


Launchy is a free cross-platform utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager.
Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes!


Please see the README for chocolatey-test-environment installation.

$ErrorActionPreference  = 'Stop';
$toolsDir               = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$packageName            = 'launchy'
$fileType               = 'exe'
$url                    = ''
$softwareName           = 'Launchy*'
$checksum               = '4271E8F3969DC11259BC2791CE89B6EB73CB36EB663872792C0C4DFA87FA1916'
$checksumType           = 'sha256'
$silentArgs             = '/VERYSILENT /NORESTART'
$validExitCodes         = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)

    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName       = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      fileType          = $fileType
      url               = $url
      checksum          = $checksum
      checksumType      = $checksumType
      silentArgs        = $silentArgs
      validExitCodes    = $validExitCodes  

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Launchy 2.6.0-beta2 148 Friday, October 16, 2020 Exempted
Launchy 23947 Saturday, March 1, 2014 Approved
Launchy 3802 Saturday, February 25, 2012 Unknown
Launchy 684 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Unknown
Launchy 486 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Unknown
Launchy 2.5.0 534 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Unknown

This package has no dependencies.

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