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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,915
United States Rank #4,961
Reach 0.0916%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.66 days
255.36 days >
Average installed length: 134.17 days


1.6.3 88.16%
1.6.2 5.69%
1.6.1 3.50%
1.5.6 1.56%
1.5.4 0.39%
1.5.2 0.08%
1.3.7 0.62%

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Desktop Restore


Desktop Restore is a program developed by JOConnell. The most used version is 1.6.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 1.16 MB (1,216,568 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 53% of users of Desktop Restore come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.midiox.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\System32\shellext
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{33107B5F-9FF9-41F7-B1DC-288AD0DA8B9B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.16 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Desktop Restore

  • dkticnsr.dll (by Jamie O'Connell) - Desktop Restore
  • agentanm.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Character Animation Player
  • agentctl.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Agent Control
  • agentdp2.dll - Microsoft Character Animation Data Provider
  • agentdpv.dll - Microsoft Agent Data Provider
  • agentmpx.dll - Microsoft Agent Custom Marshaling Proxy DLL
  • agentpsh.dll - Microsoft Agent Property Sheet Handler
  • agentsr.dll - Microsoft Agent Speech Recognition Support DLL
  • agentsvr.exe - Microsoft Agent Server
  • agt0409.dll - Microsoft Agent International Dll
  • agtintl.dll - Microsoft Agent International DLL Registry Update and Installation Control
  • mslwvtts.dll - Microsoft Linguistically Enhanced Wave File Output Engine

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • dkticnsr.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DeskMenu' with a class of {7E74422F-2393-11D4-98E0-444553540000}.

How do I remove Desktop Restore?

Quickly and completely remove Desktop Restore from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Desktop Restore from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Desktop Restore, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Desktop Restore.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.54%
Windows 8 16.04%
Windows XP 9.27%
Windows Vista 5.84%
Windows Server 2003 0.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.58%
Windows 7 Professional 20.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.94%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.56%
Windows 8.1 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.74%
  Germany 14.01%
  United Kingdom 4.90%
  Italy 3.82%
  Canada 2.68%
  Australia 2.42%
  Netherlands 2.42%
  France 1.78%
  Poland 1.15%
  Switzerland 1.02%
  Israel 0.89%
  Austria 0.83%
  Czech Republic 0.83%
  Croatia 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.74%
Hewlett-Packard 20.55%
Acer 13.27%
ASUS 7.73%
Medion 4.96%
Intel 2.62%
Samsung 1.46%
American Megatrends 1.31%
Toshiba 1.17%
Lenovo 1.02%
Sahara 1.02%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.71%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.35%
Dell XPS 8300 3.05%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.44%
Dell Vostro 200 2.44%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.44%


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