Downloads of v 3.0.2:


Last Update:

09 Apr 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Git Extensions Team


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Git Extensions (Portable)

This is not the latest version of Git Extensions (Portable) available.

3.0.2 | Updated: 09 Apr 2019



Downloads of v 3.0.2:



Software Author(s):

  • Git Extensions Team

Git Extensions (Portable) 3.0.2

This is not the latest version of Git Extensions (Portable) available.

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exempt:

It needs dotnet4.6.1, so needs to be exclude from these tests.

To install Git Extensions (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Git Extensions (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Git Extensions (Portable), 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 gitextensions.portable -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 gitextensions.portable -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 gitextensions.portable installed
    name: gitextensions.portable
    state: present
    version: 3.0.2
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'gitextensions.portable' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.0.2'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: gitextensions.portable,
    Version: 3.0.2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller gitextensions.portable
   Name     = 'gitextensions.portable'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.0.2'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'gitextensions.portable':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.0.2',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install gitextensions.portable version="3.0.2" 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 is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 12 Apr 2019.



  • Windows Explorer integration for Git
  • Visual Studio (2010/2012/2013/2015/2017) plugin (download)
  • Feature rich user interface for Git
  • Single installer installs Git for Windows, GitExtensions and the mergetool KDiff3
  • 32bit and 64bit support

Video Tutorial

  1. Clone
  2. Commit changes
  3. Push changes
  4. Pull changes
  5. Handle merge conflicts

View Commit Log

The full commit history can be browsed. Branches are shown using a graph which highlights commits that are included in the current revision.


File History

Explore the history of single files. Renamed and moved files are matched and shown in a single history. You do not need to mark files as renamed/moved. The system detects renamed files automatically.



Find the last person that edited a specific part of a file. Double click on the line shows the commit and allows you to drill-down to other files.


Multi Platform

Git Extensions runs on multiple platforms using Mono.


Active Community

The active community of Git Extensions is still growing and is supporting Git Extensions.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir  
  url           = ''
  checksum      = 'A826E36826296C752EF6F37E8FEC629C4C7AF56DE5755435AE635CF305FF5A06'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

# Prevent chocolatey from creating shims for supplementary executables
foreach ( $file in 'ConEmu.exe', 'ConEmu64.exe', 'ConEmuc.exe', 'ConEmuc64.exe') {
  New-Item -path $toolsDir\GitExtensions\ConEmu -name "$file.ignore" -type File -force | Out-Null
foreach ( $file in 'pageant.exe', 'plink.exe', 'puttygen.exe' ) {
  New-Item -path $toolsDir\GitExtensions\PuTTY -name "$file.ignore" -type File -force | Out-Null

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

# Install start menu shortcuts
$programs = [environment]::GetFolderPath([environment+specialfolder]::Programs)
$shortcutFilePath = Join-Path $programs "Git Extensions.lnk"
$targetPath = Join-Path $toolsDir "GitExtensions\GitExtensions.exe"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -RunAsAdmin -shortcutFilePath $shortcutFilePath -targetPath $targetPath
$programs = [environment]::GetFolderPath([environment+specialfolder]::Programs)
$shortcutFilePath = Join-Path $programs "Git Extensions.lnk"
if(Test-Path $shortcutFilePath) { Remove-Item $shortcutFilePath }

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Git Extensions (Portable) 3.4.2 37 Monday, June 22, 2020 Approved
Git Extensions (Portable) 3.4.1 22 Monday, June 15, 2020 Approved
Git Extensions (Portable) 3.4.0 23 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Approved
Git Extensions (Portable) 3.3.1 263 Monday, January 6, 2020 Approved
Git Extensions (Portable) 3.3.0 55 Saturday, December 14, 2019 Approved
Git Extensions (Portable) 3.2.1 100 Sunday, September 15, 2019 Approved
Git Extensions (Portable) 3.2.0 48 Monday, September 9, 2019 Approved
Git Extensions (Portable) 3.1.1 91 Sunday, June 2, 2019 Approved
Git Extensions (Portable) 3.1.0 62 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Approved

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