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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 yEd, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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


To uninstall yEd, 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 yed -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 yed -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 yed installed
    name: yed
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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

See docs at

    Name: yed,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

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

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

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

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

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

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 14 Sep 2021.


yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button. yEd is freely available and runs on all major platforms: Windows, Unix/Linux, and Mac OS X.


Package parameters

  • /NoShortcut - Do not create desktop shortcut
  • /NoStartMenu - Do not create start menu shortcut
  • /Associate - Associate files with yed


  • Only the last version works.
  • Since version, this package depends on AdoptOpenJDKJRE package instead of the javaruntime that it previously used; later requires a license for commercial use since 2019.

yed screenshot

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
rm $toolsDir\yed-* -Recurse -ea 0

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = 'yed'
  url            = ''
  url64bit       = ''
  checksum       = 'c4301c2d7e842bdb781b6a112c74e1244d1b80eb0eeb8a0a30e1bfba83ef09e4'
  checksum64     = 'c4301c2d7e842bdb781b6a112c74e1244d1b80eb0eeb8a0a30e1bfba83ef09e4'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'
  unzipLocation  = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
$yedDir = gi $toolsDir\yed-* | sort CreationTime -Descending | select -First 1 -Expand Fullname

Update-SessionEnvironment   #java might be installed
$javaw_path = gcm javaw | % { $_.Path }
if (!$javaw_path) { throw "javaw is not on the PATH" }

$cmdPath = "$toolsDir\yed.cmd"
"start javaw -jar ""$yedDir\yed.jar"" %1" | out-file $cmdPath -Encoding ascii
#Install-BinFile yed $cmdPath

# Shortcut parameters
$sparams = @{
    ShortcutFilePath = "$toolsDir\yed.lnk"
    TargetPath       = $javaw_path
    Arguments        = "-jar ""$yedDir\yed.jar"""
    IconLocation     = "$yedDir\icons\yed.ico"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut @sparams

Register-Application "$toolsDir\yed.lnk" yed
Write-Host "Application registered as yed"

$pp = Get-PackageParameters
if ( !$pp.NoShortcut ) {
    Write-Host "Creating desktop shortcut"
    $sparams.ShortcutFilePath = "$Env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\yed.lnk"
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut @sparams

if ( !$pp.NoStartMenu ) {
    Write-Host "Creating Start menu shortcut"
    $sparams.ShortcutFilePath = "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\yed.lnk"
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut @sparams

if ( $pp.Associate ) {
    ".graphml", ".graphmlz", ".ygf", ".gml", ".xgml", ".tgf", ".ged" | % {
        "Associating $_"
        Install-ChocolateyFileAssociation -Extension $_ -Executable $cmdPath

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
yEd 3.21.1 4059 Thursday, March 18, 2021 Approved
yEd 3.21 782 Saturday, March 13, 2021 Approved
yEd 3.20.1 4318 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Approved
yEd 3.20 4694 Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Approved
yEd 16632 Thursday, October 31, 2019 Approved
yEd 3.19.1 2907 Thursday, October 17, 2019 Approved
yEd 3064 Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Approved
yEd 3.19 23798 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Approved
yEd 3.18.2 5436 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Approved

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