InstalledPackagesView v1.05 - View installed software packages of Windows installer
Copyright (c) 2017 - 2019 Nir Sofer

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InstalledPackagesView is a tool for Windows that displays the list of all software packages installed on your system with Windows Installer, and lists the files, Registry keys, and .NET Assemblies associated with them. For every installed software, the following information is displayed: Display Name, Display Version, Install Date, Registry Time, Estimated Size, Install Location, Install Source, MSI Filename (In C:\Windows\Installer), and more...
You can watch the installed software packages information from your local system or from another system on external hard-drive.

The installed software information is loaded from the following Registry keys:

Be aware that this tool lists only software installed by Windows Installer (MSI), it doesn't list any software installed by other installers.

System Requirements

This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows XP and up to Windows 10. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.

Versions History

  • Version 1.05:
    • Added /cfg command-line option to start InstalledPackagesView with the specified config file.
    • Added 'Save File Encoding' option.
  • Version 1.02:
    • Added 'Load Product Icon' option. When it's turned on, InstalledPackagesView displays the icon of the product, if it's available.
  • Version 1.01:
    • You can now resize the properties window, and the last size/position of this window is saved in the .cfg file.
    • You can now send the data to stdout by specifying empty string as filename, for example:
      InstalledPackagesView.exe /scomma "" | more
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

Start Using InstalledPackagesView

InstalledPackagesView doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - InstalledPackagesView.exe

After running InstalledPackagesView, the upper pane of the main window displays the list of all MSI packages installed on your system. When selecting an item in the upper pane, the lower pane displays the list of files, Registry keys, and NET Assemblies associated with the selected software package.

If you want to view the information of external drive, go to the 'Advanced Options' window (F9), choose to load from external drive and then type the config folder (For example: F:\windows\system32\config) on the external drive.

Command-Line Options

/stext <Filename> Save the installed Windows Installer packages into a simple text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the installed Windows Installer packages into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Save the installed Windows Installer packages into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
/stabular <Filename> Save the installed Windows Installer packages into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the installed Windows Installer packages into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml <Filename> Save the installed Windows Installer packages into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml <Filename> Save the installed Windows Installer packages into XML file.
/cfg <Filename> Start InstalledPackagesView with the specified configuration file. For example:
InstalledPackagesView.exe /cfg "c:\config\ipv.cfg"
InstalledPackagesView.exe /cfg "%AppData%\InstalledPackagesView.cfg"

Translating InstalledPackagesView to other languages

In order to translate InstalledPackagesView to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run InstalledPackagesView with /savelangfile parameter:
    InstalledPackagesView.exe /savelangfile
    A file named InstalledPackagesView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of InstalledPackagesView utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run InstalledPackagesView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run InstalledPackagesView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.


This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.


If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to

Download InstalledPackagesView 32-bit
Download InstalledPackagesView 64-bit

InstalledPackagesView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of InstalledPackagesView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'installedpackagesview_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed InstalledPackagesView utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
Brazilian PortuguesePaulo Guzmán25/09/20181.00
CzechShar (viteco(at-sign)
DutchJan Verheijen08/02/20191.05
German «Latino» auf WinTotal.de29/01/20191.05
Greek geogeo.gr22/10/20171.00
Persian DinoTechno26/03/20221.05
PolishCwenar R.11/06/20191.05
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae)25/10/20171.00
RussianDmitry Yerokhin29/01/20191.05
Simplified Chinese DickMoore22/06/20201.05
SlovakFrantišek Fico04/02/20191.05
Spanish Ricardo A. Rivas24/07/20201.05
Traditional Chinese Danfong Hsieh29/01/20191.05