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Should I remove Content Transfer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,899
United States Rank #3,460
Reach 0.1392%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.11 days
829.26 days >
Average installed length: 435.71 days


VersionDistribution 80.42% 9.15% 0.15% 1.68% 0.04% 8.57%

Typically installed together

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Content Transfer

What is Content Transfer?

Content Transfer can transfer music, videos or photos from a computer to the player by a simple drag-and-drop operation. You can use Windows Explorer or iTunes, etc., to drag-and-drop data to Content Transfer. Content Transfer can also convert a video file of a format not supported by the player into a playable format. For details on operation, refer to the Help of the software. Transferable files: Music (MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV), Photo (JPEG), Video (WMV).

About  (from Sony)

If you have already managed music with iTunes, etc., you can transfer them to the player using Content Transfer. You can use iTunes, etc., to drag-and-drop music to Content Transfer. Content Transfer cannot be used for Windows Media Player contents. Content Transfer supports data transfer from iTunes 9.0 to the player.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named ContentTransfer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 15.12 MB (15,854,146 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sony-mea.com/support/download/363272
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Content Transfer\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CFADE4AF-C0CF-4A04-A776-741318F1658F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Content Transfer

Program executable:ContentTransfer.exe
Name:Content Transfer
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\Content Transfer\ContentTransfer.exe
Additional files:
  • ContentTransferGadgetDropTarget.ocx - Content Transfer Gadget Drop Target
  • ContentTransferWMDetector.exe - Content Transfer Walkman Detector
  • GadgetInstallHelper.exe - GadgetInstallHelper (Gadget Install Helper)
  • ContentTransfer.exe - Content Transfer
  • SensMeSetup.exe - SensMe Setup

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ContentTransfer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5A8E0412-4E72-43B0-B6E5-A363BF43D4FD}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ContentTransferWMDetector.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ContentTransferWMDetector.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ContentTransferWMDetector.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files\Sony\Content Transfer\ContentTransferWMDetector.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ContentTransferWMDetector.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony\Content Transfer\ContentTransferWMDetector.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.77 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005436657%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00048389%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005978%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,991
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Content Transfer?

You can uninstall Content Transfer 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 Content Transfer, 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 Content Transfer.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.93%
Windows 10 16.62%
Windows Vista 16.15%
Windows XP 9.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.04%
Windows 7 Professional 6.82%
Windows 10 Home 5.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.94%
  Germany 10.54%
  Canada 5.86%
  United Kingdom 5.51%
  France 4.99%
  Italy 2.71%
  Spain 1.13%
  Netherlands 1.04%
  Australia 0.98%
  Austria 0.84%
  Belgium 0.75%
  India 0.75%
  Brazil 0.72%
  Mexico 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.69%
Hewlett-Packard 25.37%
Acer 15.21%
Toshiba 8.18%
ASUS 6.90%
Samsung 2.62%
Medion 1.85%
Lenovo 1.73%
Intel 1.73%
American Megatrends 1.28%
Sahara 1.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.19%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.76%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.13%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.70%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.54%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.75%

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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