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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,217
United States Rank #10,573
Reach 0.0267%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.59 days
341.92 days >
Average installed length: 179.65 days


VersionDistribution 0.53% 48.40% 51.07%

Typically installed together

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VAIO Content Folder Watcher

What is VAIO Content Folder Watcher?

Part of the SonicStage (branded VAIO Music Transfer) software that is pre-installed on various laptop models. The VAIO Music Transfer software allows files to be dragged and dropped onto the player. It may still require SonicStage to be installed. It works with the NW-A700-series, NW-E00XF-series players as well as the NW-HD1 and NW-HD3.


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Sony computers. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is VCFw.exe. The software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 16.06 MB (16,840,308 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Content Folder Watcher
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{327B75F0-92AF-420A-988F-FA596A218E0B}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 UNINSTALL -removeonly
Estimated size: 16.06 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Content Folder Watcher

Program executable:VCFw.exe
Name:VAIO Content Folder Watcher
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Content Folder Watcher\VCFw.exe
Additional files:
  • VCFwPluginVzCdb.dll - Sony VCFw Plug-in VzCdb Library
  • DrpExTimelineMediaObject.dll
  • DrpTimelinePreviewEngine.dll
  • DrpTimelineRenderEngine.dll
  • dvsysdat.dll - Sony DV System Data Library
  • VCFw.exe - VAIO Content Folder Watcher
  • DrpPMediaReaderEngine.dll
  • VCFwPlugin.dll - Sony VCFw Plug-in Library
  • DrpDvAviRenderEngine.dll
  • DRPMediaObject.dll - DrpCreateMediaObject.dll
  • DrpMpegRenderEngine.dll
  • DrpTMPGRenderEngine.dll
  • DrpMP4RenderEngine.dll
  • DrpBasebandObject.dll
  • DrpTimelineObject.dll
  • DrpGeneralObject.dll
  • DrpPreviewEngine.dll
  • AviHeaderInfo.dll - VAIO Entertainment (AVI Header Information)
  • DrpDvAviEngine.dll
  • DrpDvAviObject.dll
  • DrpRawDvEngine.dll
  • DrpRawDVObject.dll
  • DrpSoundObject.dll
  • DrpStillEngine.dll
  • DrpStillObject.dll
  • SaDsPlay.dll - DirectShow Audio Player
  • SaId3parser.dll - SaId3parser
  • SaWma.dll - WMA File Class
  • VzCs.dll - VzCs Manager
  • AVIWriterCore.dll
  • DrpCustomIpp2.dll
  • DrpJpegEngine.dll
  • DRPMpegEngine.dll
  • DrpMpegObject.dll
  • DrpWaveEngine.dll
  • DrpAc3Engine.dll
  • DrpMP4Engine.dll
  • DrpMP4Object.dll
  • DrpDvEngine.dll
  • DRPUtility.dll
  • GPSLIB.dll - GPSLIB Library (Sony GPSLIB Library)
  • dac3d_mt.dll - Sony Software Codec DLL
  • smvd2.dll - sonymvd2.dll
  • smvd2ex.dll
  • sonydvau.dll
  • sonydvvd.dll
  • sonydvve.dll
  • sonyjvtd.dll - Sony AVC decoder dll
  • DrpXML.dll
  • smve2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • VCFw.exe runs as a service named 'VAIO Content Folder Watcher' (VCFw).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.96 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010195870%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00043697%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00058262%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:42,331
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:49 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove VAIO Content Folder Watcher?

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

Win Vista (SP2) 67%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 81.33%
Windows 7 14.67%
Windows 8 2.40%
Windows XP 1.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 71.77%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.56%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.23%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.15%
Windows Vista Business 2.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.74%
  United Kingdom 8.00%
  Germany 7.58%
  Japan 3.79%
  Italy 2.53%
  Belgium 2.11%
  India 2.11%
  France 1.89%
  Mexico 1.89%
  Canada 1.68%
  Spain 1.26%
  Iran 1.26%
  CY 0.84%
  Brazil 0.84%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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