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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,000
United States Rank #16,513
Reach 0.0083%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 351.87 days
1083.92 days >
Average installed length: 569.52 days


10.3.3400 1.22%
10.1.2505 3.05%
10.1.2500 12.80%
10.0.1750 82.93%

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ArcGIS Explorer Desktop

What is ArcGIS Explorer Desktop?  (from Environmental Systems Research Institute)

ArcGIS Explorer Desktop is a free GIS viewer that gives you an easy way to explore, visualize, and share GIS information. ArcGIS Explorer adds value to any GIS because it helps you deliver your authoritative data to a broad audience. It's easy for anyone to begin working with ArcGIS Explorer Desktop, with its intuitiv...  Read more


ArcGIS Explorer Desktop is a software program developed by Environmental Systems Research Institute. The most common release is 10.0.1750, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named E3.exe. The setup package generally installs about 54 files and is usually about 839.43 KB (859,580 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 66% of users of ArcGIS Explorer Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.esri.com
Help link: support.esri.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Explorer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcGIS\Support\ESRI.exe" msiexec.exe /i {7B18E7E2-AFCA-4CBE-8CD5-3613315AB262}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 839.43 KB

Program filesFiles installed by ArcGIS Explorer Desktop

Program executable:E3.exe
ArcGIS Explorer
Path:C:\Program Files\Explorer\bin\E3.exe
Additional files:
  • aibase.dll - ARC/INFO (aibase.dll library for ARC/INFO)
  • aifeat.dll - aifeat.dll library for ARC/INFO
  • aishape.dll - aishape.dll library for ARC/INFO
  • 3dAnalystUtil.dll (by ESRI) - ArcGIS (3DAnalystUtil DLL)
  • 3DSymbols.dll (by ESRI) - 3DSymbols DLL
  • 3DSymbolsLib.dll - 3DSymbolsLib DLL
  • AfCore.dll - AfCore DLL
  • AGSClient.dll - AGSClient DLL
  • AISClient.dll - ISClient DLL
  • AISGlobalLib.dll - ISGlobalLib DLL
  • Animation.dll - Animation DLL
  • AnnoLayer.dll - AnnoLayer DLL
  • Annotation.dll - Annotation DLL
  • AnnotationLib.dll - AnnotationLib
  • AoInitializer.dll - AoInitializer
  • AppInitializerLib.dll - AppInitializerLib
  • ApplicationConfigurationManager.exe - ArcGIS Explorer Application Configuration Manager
  • atl71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (ATL Module for Windows (Unicode))
  • BasemapLayer.dll - BasemapLayer DLL
  • BasicRasterPicture.dll - BasicRasterPicture DLL
  • BGLAPILib.dll - BGLAPILib
  • BGLFontEngine.dll - BGLFontEngine
  • BGLGeomChestLib.dll - BGLGeomChestLib DLL
  • BGLGeometricEffects.dll - BGLGeometricEffects
  • BGLImageCoders.dll - BGLImageCoders
  • BGLRasterizerLib.dll - BGLRasterizerLib
  • BGLRasterizerSW.dll - BGLRasterizerSW DLL
  • BGLSymbols.dll - BGLSymbols
  • BGLSymbolsLib.dll
  • BGLToGDIHelper.dll - BGLToGDIHelper
  • 3DToRasterFunctions.dll (by Esri) - 3DToRasterFunctions DLL
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • ArcGISConnectionBin.exe (by Esri) - ArcGIS Connection
  • ArcGISFileHelperBin.dll - ArcGISFileHelper
  • BGLCache.dll - BGLCache DLL
  • CacheRasterDB.dll - CacheRasterDB DLL
  • CadastralFabric.dll
  • CadastralFabricLayer.dll
  • CadEngine.dll - CadEngine DLL
  • CadFDB.dll - CadFDB DLL

How do I remove ArcGIS Explorer Desktop?

You can uninstall ArcGIS Explorer Desktop 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ArcGIS Explorer Desktop, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ArcGIS Explorer Desktop.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 7 4%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.66%
Windows XP 10.37%
Windows 10 6.10%
Windows Vista 4.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.04%
Windows 7 Professional 23.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.66%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.68%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.64%
  Canada 3.08%
  France 2.64%
  Netherlands 2.20%
  Italy 2.20%
  United Kingdom 2.20%
  Australia 1.76%
  Switzerland 1.32%
  Israel 1.32%
  Germany 1.32%
  Singapore 0.88%
  Sweden 0.88%
  India 0.88%
  Mexico 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.50%
Hewlett-Packard 22.50%
Toshiba 11.67%
Acer 7.50%
Intel 5.83%
ASUS 4.17%
Samsung 1.67%
Lenovo 1.67%
Medion 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.80%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.80%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 2.80%
Dell Inspiron 620 1.87%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 1.87%
ASUSTeK K43E 1.87%

About Environmental Systems Research Institute

Esri is a supplier of Geographic Information System software and geodatabase management applications and uses the name ArcGIS to refer to its suite of GIS software products.
Publisher URL: www.esri.com


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