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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,722
United States Rank #29,578
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VersionDistribution 4.69% 20.31% 10.94% 25.00% 39.06%

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BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.6

What is BlackBerry Desktop Software?  (from Research In Motion)

BlackBerry Desktop Software for PC coordinates the link between your smartphone, tablet, email accounts, calendars and more. With BlackBerry Desktop Software, managing this link is even easier. BlackBerry Desktop Software supports both your BlackBerry smartphone and your BlackBerry tablet. If you already have BlackBerr...  Read more


BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.6 is a software program developed by Research In Motion. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named DesktopMgr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 61.95 MB (64,954,406 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 56% of users of BlackBerry Desktop Software come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rim.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /i{39822393-2324-4705-9010-1AB76DA144A2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 61.95 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.6

Program executable:DesktopMgr.exe
Name:Desktop Tools for RIM Handhelds
BlackBerry Desktop Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\DesktopMgr.exe
Additional files:
  • application_loader.dll - Desktop Tools for RIM Handhelds (Application loader extension)
  • backup_restore.dll - Backup Restore extension
  • DesktopMgr.exe - BlackBerry Desktop Manager
  • device_file_access_dll.dll - Device File Access DLL
  • Device_Switch.dll - Device switch wizard
  • DeviceOptions.dll - Device Options Management Extension
  • email_settings.dll - Email Settings extension
  • MailServer.dll - MAPI Desktop Interface
  • media_sync.dll - Media Sync extension
  • msync.dll - Mail Reconciliation for Synchronization Extension
  • MultimediaManager.dll - Media Manager Desktop Extension
  • rim_asci.dll - ASCII Importer/Exporter Connector
  • rim_hh.dll - BlackBerry Smart Phone Connector for Intellisync
  • RIMCXLServer.dll - RIM CXLServer Implementation
  • Synchronize.dll - Synchronization Desktop Extension
  • WebLink.dll - Web Link Desktop Extension
  • product.dll - BlackBerry Desktop Tools (BlackBerry Product Description)
  • CE.dll - Research In Motion CE (BES Crypto Kernel)
  • Redirector.exe - BlackBerry(R) (Desktop Redirector)
  • redirectorlanguage.dll
  • CXLB.dll (by Nokia) - Nokia Intellisync SDK engine Samples (CXL Migration Layer)
  • connectorrequesthandler.dll (by Nokia) - Nokia Intellisync SDK engine Sample (ConnectorRequestHandler module)
  • SyncConfirmation.dll - SYNCCONFIRMATION module
  • SyncConflict.dll - SYNCCONFLICT module
  • mimepp_core.dll (by Hunny Software, Inc)
  • Attendees.dll - Nokia Intellisync SDK engine (ATTENDEES module)
  • ilsync.dll - ILSYNCEX module
  • ilsyncEx.dll
  • iltif32.dll - ILTIF32 module
  • ilx32.dll - ILX32 module
  • PTATTACH.dll - PTATTACH module
  • PtSSLog.dll - PTSSLOG module
  • UserLocMgr.dll - USERLOCMGR module
  • configurationupgrade.dll - Nokia Intellisync SDK (Upgrade module)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

How do I remove BlackBerry Desktop Software?

You can uninstall BlackBerry Desktop Software 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 BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.6, 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 BlackBerry Desktop Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.56%
Windows Vista 29.69%
Windows XP 15.63%
Windows 10 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.94%
Windows 7 Professional 4.76%
Windows Vista Business 3.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.95%
  Canada 8.33%
  United Kingdom 8.33%
  Indonesia 4.76%
  Italy 3.57%
  South Africa 2.38%
  France 2.38%
  India 2.38%
  Mexico 2.38%
  Netherlands 2.38%
  UG 1.19%
  New Zealand 1.19%
  Philippines 1.19%
  Israel 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.73%
Dell 23.64%
Acer 10.91%
Toshiba 9.09%
Lenovo 7.27%
Sony 3.64%
Samsung 1.82%
American Megatrends 1.82%
Compaq 1.82%
Gateway 1.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 3.51%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.51%
Dell Studio 1537 3.51%
Dell OptiPlex GX520 ... 1.75%
Dell Inspiron One 2320 1.75%
Compaq Presario 061 RE467... 1.75%

About Research In Motion

Research In Motion Limited (RIM) is a Canadian telecommunication company known as the developer of the BlackBerry smartphone and tablet.
Publisher URL: www.rim.com


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