xplorer² Lite

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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


To install xplorer² Lite, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade xplorer² Lite, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall xplorer² Lite, 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 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade xplorer2 -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 xplorer2 -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 xplorer2 installed
    name: xplorer2
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'xplorer2' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

    Name: xplorer2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.

cChocoPackageInstaller xplorer2
   Name     = 'xplorer2'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'xplorer2':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

salt '*' chocolatey.install xplorer2 version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 09 Jun 2020.


xplorer² Lite is utterly affordable file management power.

All the shell goodies from Windows Explorer — none of the hassle! The free, lightweight version of xplorer² offers dual panes and folder tabs for efficient and trouble-free desktop file management.

  • Browse everywhere (all shell namespace)
  • Preview documents, pictures, music, video
  • Side by side views for easy file management
  • Filter and select with wildcards
  • Synchronize folders

Freeware license

This free version of xplorer² is for private (home) or academic (school and university) and general non-profit use only. You cannot use it in any commercial context, including but not limited to: corporate, office, military, government etc. All commercial users must obtain a license for the full version.

winWait, xplorer² lite 32 bit Setup, ONLY for non-profit use
ControlClick, OK, xplorer² lite 32 bit Setup

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
$url         = 'http://zabkat.com/dl/xplorer2_lite_setup.exe'
$Checksum    = '272377d821bdd585222ccbd06ead46122e3fdbe49a29d0b0f5f84cf18b628097'

# silent install requires AutoHotKey
$ahkExe = 'AutoHotKey'
$toolsDir    = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
$ahkFile = Join-Path $toolsDir 'chocolateyInstall.ahk'
$ahkProc = Start-Process -FilePath $ahkExe -ArgumentList "$ahkFile" -PassThru
$ahkId = $ahkProc.Id
Write-Debug "$ahkExe start time:`t$($ahkProc.StartTime.ToShortTimeString())"
Write-Debug "Process ID:`t$ahkId"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
  fileType       = 'EXE'
  url            = $url
  softwareName   = 'xplorer² lite*'
  checksum       = $Checksum
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  silentArgs     = '/S'
  validExitCodes = @(0)
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs 
winWait, xplorer² lite 32 bit Uninstall, Do you want to remove
ControlClick, &Yes, xplorer² lite 32 bit Uninstall
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
   packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
   softwareName  = 'xplorer*lite 32 bit'
   fileType      = 'EXE'
   silentArgs    = '/S'

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
   $key | % { 
      $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"

      $ahkExe = 'AutoHotKey'
      $toolsDir    = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
      $ahkFile = Join-Path $toolsDir 'chocolateyUninstall.ahk'
      $ahkProc = Start-Process -FilePath $ahkExe -ArgumentList "$ahkFile" -PassThru
      $ahkId = $ahkProc.Id
      Write-Debug "$ahkExe start time:`t$($ahkProc.StartTime.ToShortTimeString())"
      Write-Debug "Process ID:`t$ahkId"

      Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
   Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
   Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
   Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
   Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
   $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
xplorer² Lite 102 Thursday, May 14, 2020 Approved
xplorer² Lite 429 Saturday, December 28, 2019 Approved
xplorer² Lite 277 Saturday, June 1, 2019 Approved
xplorer² Lite 417 Monday, July 16, 2018 Approved
xplorer² Lite 418 Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Approved
xplorer² Lite 431 Friday, September 1, 2017 Approved
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