Automatic update modes
You may choose any suitable way to update you ConEmu installation
- Automatic update (internal)
- Manual update
Automatic update (internal)
Internet access issues
ConEmu’s internal update is using ConEmuC
for accessing external sites. When automatic update check is issued,
ConEmu tries to download
version.ini with information about current
versions available, and than, after confirmation, it downloads appropriate
At the moment there are several maintained locations where
version.ini is located:
- http://conemu.github.io/version.ini (default)
- https://conemu.github.io/version.ini (same as above but using https)
If your antivirus, proxy, firewall, router or provider
ConEmuC.exe from accessing these locations,
ConEmu will not be able to update automatically.
If these locations are inaccessible from any browser on users PC, there are no options. User have to contact their network administrators for assistance.
version.ini is available, look for the options below.
Update Internet Explorer
Try to open https://conemu.github.io/ in the Internet Explorer (not in your default browser). If it can’t open the site, try to update your Internet Explorer.
There were reports that after updating from 8.0 to 11.0 the problem with https access were solved.
Change version.ini location
If your provider/proxy/router blocks, for example, an access to
but https location, or
http://conemu.ru/version.ini are available,
you may switch to working location by changing value
via xml or registry. Look at the snippet below.
... <value name="Update.VerLocation" type="string" data="http://conemu.ru/version.ini"/> ...
Change internal downloader switches
To check internet issues from command line, run the following command.
ConEmuC.exe -download http://conemu.github.io/version.ini -
-download command has a lot of options like proxy settings,
timeouts, agent name and others.
They are described in
ConEmuC -? printout, About dialog
You may play with them and if some option helps, change them in the
Settings dialog or let us know.
Use any third-party downloader tool
Most known utilities available are ‘Curl’ and ‘Wget’.
Just install them and switch to
on the Update settings page.
Sample commands lines are below, choose appropriate
and tune their options if required.
wget.exe %1 -O %2 curl.exe -L %1 -o %2
Chocolatey is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind.
With help of Chocolatey you may execute the command,
which will download the
and do the update by
choco upgrade conemu
If ConEmu failed to download update package, you may download the package yourself from the primary download site.
Than you may trigger update procedure by Dropping downloaded package:
- either on the ConEmu shortcut on the desktop;
- or on the ConEmu’s window title bar or tab bar.
You may use automatic update by
or PortableApps’ standard method by selecting downloaded
Note Version of the available package may be obsolete because it’s not maintained by ConEmu’s authors. Anyway, the command to update MSYS2 package is below.
pacman --needed -S conemu