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19 Jan 2016

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Software Author(s):

  • Mister Group


Registry Filesystem Snapshot

System Explorer

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System Explorer

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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


Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:

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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

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 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 systemexplorer -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 systemexplorer -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 systemexplorer
    name: systemexplorer
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

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

See docs at

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

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'systemexplorer':
  ensure   => '',
  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 ferventcoder on 19 Jan 2016.


The best registry / file snapshot tool for free, plus detailed information about Tasks, Processes, Modules, Startups, IE Addons, Uninstallers, Windows, Services, Drivers, Connections and Opened Files.

The snapshot tool is hard to find in the default UI that hides about 2/3 of the tools - but very worth the search!

$packageName = 'systemexplorer' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
$url = ''
$url = ''
$validExitCodes = @(0)
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$exeName = 'systemexplorer.exe'

$AppPathKey = "Registry::HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\$exeName"
If (!(Test-Path $AppPathKey)) {New-Item "$AppPathKey" | Out-Null}
Set-ItemProperty -Path $AppPathKey -Name "(Default)" -Value "$env:chocolateyinstall\lib\$packagename\tools\$exeName"
Set-ItemProperty -Path $AppPathKey -Name "Path" -Value "$env:chocolateyinstall\lib\$packagename\tools\"

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$toolsDir\" "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

#Create .ignore files so chocolatey does not shim the Exe
$files = get-childitem $toolsDir -include *.exe -recurse
foreach ($file in $files) {
  New-Item "$file.ignore" -type file -force | Out-Null

Move-Item "$toolsDir\systemexplorer.exe.ignore" "$toolsDir\systemexplorer.exe.gui" -force

Write-Output "******************************************************************************"
Write-Output "*  INSTRUCTIONS: In the search prompt of your start menu type `"$exeName`"   *"
Write-Output "*   or in a command line type `"$exeName`"                                   *"
Write-Output "*       More Info:                                 *"
Write-Output "******************************************************************************"

Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage systemexplorer
$exeName = 'systemexplorer.exe'
$AppPathKey = "Registry::HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\$exeName"
If (Test-Path $AppPathKey) {Remove-Item "$AppPathKey" -Force -Recurse -EA SilentlyContinue | Out-Null}
md5: 688FD6AAD90190703006FA00FCFA289D | sha1: C44B4115751AA5526433A2138114D8D748E3FE61

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
System Explorer 7.0.0 412 Friday, January 15, 2016 Approved

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