84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Digidesign HFS+ Disk Support?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
Be the first to rate (click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #26,520
United States Rank #18,824
Reach 0.0062%


VersionDistribution 96.72% 0.82% 1.64%
7.0.5 0.82%

Other programs by Avid Technology

Digidesign HFS+ Disk Support


Digidesign HFS+ Disk Support is a software program developed by Avid Technology. 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 6.92 MB (7,252,992 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 69% of users of Digidesign HFS+ Disk Support come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.digidesign.com
Help link: www.digidesign.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mediafour\macdrive 8
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5984CE26-CF4A-4564-9511-D49589C8FE9E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.92 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Digidesign HFS+ Disk Support

  • macdrapi.dll (by Mediafour) - Mediafour MacDrive (MacDrive API)
  • macdrive8serviced.exe (by Mediafour) - MacDrive service
  • macdrived.exe - MacDrive application
  • mddiskmanagerd.exe - Mediafour MacDrive Disk Manager
  • mdmacapp.exe - Mac Application warning
  • mdshell.dll - MacDrive Shell Extensions
  • mdvolumeicons.dll - volume
  • m4taskdialog.dll - Mediafour Task Dialog

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • mdshell.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {3B11977A-B184-4E26-996A-6F4560639214}.
  • macdrive8serviced.exe runs as a service named 'MacDrive 8 service for Digidesign' (MacDrive8ServiceD).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • macdrived.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MacDrive 8 application for Digidesign' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Mediafour\MacDrive 8\MacDriveD.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.48 MB
21.09 MB average
CPU cycles/sec:272
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.63 MB
Total CPU:0.0000042911%
Kernel CPU:0.00000289%
User CPU:0.00000140%

How do I remove Digidesign HFS+ Disk Support?

You can uninstall Digidesign HFS+ Disk Support 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 Digidesign HFS+ Disk Support, 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 Digidesign HFS+ Disk Support.

Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.89%
Windows 10 10.66%
Windows Vista 1.64%
Windows XP 0.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.92%
Windows 7 Professional 16.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.57%
Windows 10 Home 6.56%
Windows 10 Pro 4.10%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 0.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.82%
  United Kingdom 7.06%
  France 4.12%
  Canada 4.12%
  Australia 3.53%
  Brazil 1.18%
  Norway 1.18%
  Sweden 1.18%
  BO 0.59%
  Taiwan 0.59%
  SD 0.59%
  Belgium 0.59%
  DZ 0.59%
  Kuwait 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.26%
Dell 27.42%
Acer 12.90%
ASUS 11.29%
Sony 4.84%
Toshiba 1.61%
Alienware 1.61%
Lenovo 1.61%
Intel 1.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.13%
Sony SVE1511RFXB 2.08%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1121 2.08%
HP ProBook 450 G0 2.08%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 1.04%
Toshiba NB520 1.04%

About Avid Technology

Avid specializes in video and audio production technology, specifically, digital non-linear editing systems, management and distribution services.
Publisher URL: www.avid.com


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.