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Should I remove Sandcastle Help File Builder?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,492
United States Rank #37,665
Reach 0.0064%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 125.36 days
653.73 days >
Average installed length: 343.48 days


VersionDistribution 6.67% 14.44% 2.22% 10.00% 8.89% 12.22% 12.22% 3.33% 2.22% 7.78% 2.22% 2.22% 7.78% 3.33%
1.8.0 3.33%
1.7.0 1.11%

Sandcastle Help File Builder


Sandcastle Help File Builder is a software program developed by EWSoftware. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named SandcastleBuilder.exe. The setup package generally installs about 63 files and is usually about 10.06 MB (10,547,912 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 17% of users of Sandcastle Help File Builder come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.EWoodruff.us
Help link: SHFB.CodePlex.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ewsoftware\sandcastle help file builder\sharedcontent
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{08CFF997-0860-4066-8FEF-7E5120BEC288}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.06 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sandcastle Help File Builder

Program executable:SandcastleBuilder.exe
Additional files:
  • colorizerlibrary.dll (by Jonathan de Halleux) - Code Colorizer Library
  • generateinheriteddocs.exe (by Eric Woodruff) - Sandcastle Help File Builder (Sandcastle Help File Builder Generate Inherited Documentation)
  • helplibrarymanagerlauncher.exe (by Eric Woodruff) - Help Library Manager Launcher
  • icsharpcode.texteditor.dll (by ic#code) - SharpDevelop (ICSharpCode.TextEditor)
  • ionic.zip.reduced.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library (Reduced))
  • sandcastlebuilder.components.dll - Sandcastle Help File Builder BuildAssembler Components
  • sandcastlebuilder.utils.dll - Sandcastle Help File Builder Utilities
  • sandcastlebuildergui.exe - Sandcastle Help File Builder GUI
  • sandcastlehtmlextract.exe - Sandcastle Help File Builder HTML Extract
  • weifenluo.winformsui.docking.dll (by Weifen Luo) - DockPanel Suite (DockPanel Suite for .Net)
  • shfbprojectlauncher.exe - Sandcastle Help File Builder Project Launcher
  • sandcastlebuilder.wpf.dll - Sandcastle Help File Builder WPF Controls
  • esent.collections.dll (by Microsoft) - EsentCollections
  • esent.interop.dll (by Microsoft) - EsentInterop
  • nhunspell.dll (by Thomas Maierhofer) - NHunspell
  • sandcastlebuilder.mrefbuilder.dll - Sandcastle Help File Builder MRefBuilder Components

How do I remove Sandcastle Help File Builder?

Quickly and completely remove Sandcastle Help File Builder from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Sandcastle Help File Builder 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 Sandcastle Help File Builder, 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 Sandcastle Help File Builder.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.11%
Windows 8 35.56%
Windows XP 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.89%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 5.56%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.39%
  United Kingdom 7.61%
  Germany 6.52%
  Canada 5.43%
  France 5.43%
  Japan 5.43%
  Russia 4.35%
  Switzerland 4.35%
  Brazil 3.26%
  Italy 3.26%
  Australia 2.17%
  Sweden 2.17%
  Spain 2.17%
  Austria 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.24%
Hewlett-Packard 17.65%
Lenovo 10.29%
Acer 7.35%
ASUS 7.35%
Intel 5.88%
Samsung 4.41%
American Megatrends 2.94%
Toshiba 1.47%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 7010 2.56%
ASUSTeK UX31E 2.56%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.56%
ASUS All Series 2.56%
Sony VPCF21Z1E 1.28%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 1.28%


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