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Target Platform Shell Extension


Target Platform Shell Extension is a software program developed by Software Factory. 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 81% of users of Target Platform Shell Extension come from Japan, it is also popular in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: softwarefactory.jp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\software factory\target platform shell extension
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2611FC09-6E90-4263-B32E-F34A29CE2847}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: Japanese (Japan)

Program filesFiles installed by Target Platform Shell Extension

  • targetplatformshellextension.dll - My Little Developer Tools (Shell Extension for adding target platform information in a tooltip)

How do I remove Target Platform Shell Extension?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 5%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.64%
Windows 8 18.18%
Windows Vista 13.64%
Windows XP 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.82%
Windows 7 Professional 22.73%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.55%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.48% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 81.48%
  United States 18.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
NEC 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Toshiba 8.33%
Sony 8.33%
Acer 8.33%
MSI 8.33%
Intel 8.33%
Hewlett-Packard 8.33%
Common models
ASUSTeK Computer INC CP31... 11.11%
TOSHIBA dynabook REGZA PC... 5.56%
ThirdWave Corporation Pri... 5.56%
Acer Aspire 5740 5.56%
Sony VPCEE47FJ 5.56%
NEC PC-LL730TG6B 5.56%


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