Probably a simple question, but how do I get Chocolatey to list which packages are currently installed on my system?

When googling, I end up at the question below. It is related but slightly different, and it doesn't have a simple answer to my question.

Is there a way to list chocolatey packages with their install directory

  • Packages are installed in C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\lib (or in $env:ChocolateyInstall). See what is in there.
    – mihca
    Commented Aug 5, 2022 at 9:08

3 Answers 3


For Chocolatey 2+:

choco list

For older versions (--local-only was removed in 2.0):

choco list --local-only


clist -l

Source: https://chocolatey.org/docs/commands-list

This list all packages that are currently installed on your local machine, with version numbers.

λ  choco list --local-only
Chocolatey v0.10.8
41 packages installed.
  • If this pops up another command window which then disappears, run your initial cmd/PowerShell window as Administrator.
    – TrueWill
    Commented Aug 6, 2018 at 14:08
  • 5
    clist will be deprecated in v2, and --local-only can also be invoked with --localonly or simply -l. Commented Apr 8, 2022 at 2:22
  • 5
    As mentioned, the clist is being deprecated, and further, choco list is changing to only list the currently installed packages, therefore, going forward, the --local-only option is not required. I have updated my answer below with information on the choco export command, which may also be useful. Commented Apr 4, 2023 at 6:34
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    It's now removed. Commented Aug 16, 2023 at 8:10


Starting with version 0.11.0 of Chocolatey CLI, there is now a choco export command, which allows the creation of a packages.config file, which includes a list of all the currently installed packages on teh machine.

Details on this command can be found here:


After executing this command, and generating the file, you can then do the following on another machine, which would allow on packages to be installed there:

choco install <path_to_generated_file>


Another alternative would be to install the official Chocolatey GUI application. This includes a tab which shows all the currently installed applications in your machine.

To install it, simply do:

choco install chocolateygui

The GitHub Repository for Chocolatey GUI can be found here:


And a screenshot of the UI can be seen here:

Chocolatey GUI Application Loaded

  • I like it. Thank you. Most common operations are easy to remember for cmd. Less frequent cases to solve with GUI :). Commented Aug 16, 2023 at 8:12

On Windows 10, PowerShell 7.3.8 through Windows Terminal 1.18:

> clist -l
clist: The term 'clist' is not recognized as a name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or executable program.
Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.

> choco list --local-only
Chocolatey v2.2.2
Invalid argument --local-only. This argument has been removed from the list command and cannot be used.

> choco list --localonly
Chocolatey v2.2.2
Invalid argument --localonly. This argument has been removed from the list command and cannot be used.

> choco list
Chocolatey v2.2.2
chocolatey 2.2.2
chocolatey-compatibility.extension 1.0.0
chocolatey-core.extension 1.4.0
chocolatey-windowsupdate.extension 1.0.4
composer 6.3.0
nodejs-lts 18.17.1
nuget.commandline 6.5.0
php 8.2.9
python 3.11.5
python312 3.12.0-a6
tinytex 2023.8.0
vcredist140 14.32.31326
vcredist2015 14.0.24215.20170201
yarn 1.22.19
24 packages installed.

So, choco list does the job on my system.

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