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6.1.838.4913 66.67% 33.33%

DocuWare Desktop


DocuWare Desktop is a software program developed by DocuWare. The most common release is 6.1.838.4913, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The setup package generally installs about 108 files and is usually about 32.45 MB (34,029,568 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 88% of users of DocuWare Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.DocuWare.com
Help link: help.DocuWare.com/en/#t57441
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DocuWare\Desktop\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A03EB08B-C706-4EC9-82FD-ACD9E372AFC4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 32.45 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by DocuWare Desktop

  • DocuWare.Printer.Setup.exe - DocuWare Printer (DocuWare Printer Setup)
  • docuware.barcode.provider.gdpicture.dll - DocuWare (DocuWare.Barcode.Provider.GDPicture)
  • docuware.common.processpool.dll - DocuWare.Common.ProcessPool
  • docuware.desktop.activities.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.Activities
  • docuware.desktop.configuration.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.Configuration
  • docuware.desktop.contract.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.Contract
  • docuware.desktop.coreservices.contract.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.CoreServices.Contract
  • docuware.desktop.dialogservice.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.DialogService
  • docuware.desktop.exe - DocuWare.Desktop
  • docuware.desktop.filesystemwatcher.dll - DocuWare.FileSystemWatcher
  • docuware.desktop.logging.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.Logging
  • docuware.desktop.plugins.contract.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.Plugins.Contract
  • docuware.desktop.plugins.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.Plugins
  • docuware.desktop.plugins.signature.contract.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.Plugins.Signature.Contract
  • docuware.desktop.plugins.signature.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.Plugins.Signature
  • docuware.desktop.plugins.ui.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.Plugins.UI
  • docuware.desktop.printerservice.contract.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.PrinterService.Contract
  • docuware.desktop.printerservice.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.PrinterService
  • docuware.desktop.servicesmanager.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.ServicesManager
  • docuware.desktopservice.exe - DocuWare.Desktop.Service
  • docuware.documentcontentprocessing.dll - DocuWare Document Content Processing Library
  • docuware.help.dll - Access to the online help of DocuWare
  • docuware.imaging.common.dll - Imaging algorythms
  • docuware.jobs.activities.dll - DocuWare.Jobs.Activities
  • docuware.jobs.contract.dll - DocuWare.Jobs.Contract
  • DocuWare.Jobs.Diagnostics.dll - DocuWare.Jobs.Diagnostics
  • docuware.jobs.dll - DocuWare.Jobs
  • docuware.logging.log4net.dll - DocuWare.Logging.Log4net
  • docuware.ocr.common.dll - DocuWare.OCR.Common
  • docuware.ocr.providers.dll - DocuWare.OCR.Providers
  • docuware.ocr.providers.nuance.dll - Nuance OCR Provider Adapter
  • docuware.ocr.services.ocrservice.dll - OCR Service
  • docuware.ocr.services.providerservice.dll - OCRProviderService
  • docuware.ocr.services.providerserviceconsole.exe - OCRProviderServiceConsole
  • docuware.pdf.dll - DocuWare PDF
  • docuware.pdf.dyna.dll
  • docuware.recognition.contract.dll - DocuWare.Recognition.Contract
  • docuware.recognition.dll - DocuWare.Recognition
  • docuware.settings.interop.dll - DocuWare.Settings.Interop
  • docuware.wafservices.clients.dll - DocuWare.WAFServices.Clients
  • docuware.wafservices.datacontracts.dll - DocuWare.WAFServices.DataContracts
  • docuware.wafservices.interface.dll - DocuWare.WAFServices.Interface
  • docuware.wcf.dll - DocuWare.Wcf
  • docuware.desktop.captureservice.contract.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.CaptureService.Contract
  • docuware.desktop.captureservice.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.CaptureService
  • docuware.desktop.captureservice.host.exe - DocuWare.Desktop.CaptureService.Host
  • docuware.desktop.plugins.commands.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.Plugins.Commands
  • docuware.desktop.plugins.commands.resources.dll
  • docuware.desktop.plugins.ui.connection.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.Plugins.UI.Connection
  • docuware.desktop.plugins.ui.connection.resources.dll
  • docuware.desktop.plugins.ui.scanner.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.Plugins.UI.Scanner
  • docuware.desktop.plugins.ui.scanner.resources.dll
  • docuware.desktop.scanner.pdfproducer.dll - DocuWare.Desktop.Scanner.PdfCreator
  • capi_pinvoke.dll (by Nuance Communications) - Nuance OmniPage Capture SDK (CAPI_PInvoke)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • docuware.desktopservice.exe runs as a service named 'DocuWare Desktop Service' (DWDesktopService) "DocuWare Desktop Service".

How do I remove DocuWare Desktop?

Quickly and completely remove DocuWare Desktop from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DocuWare 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DocuWare Desktop, 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 DocuWare Desktop.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8 33%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 66.67%
Windows 8 Pro 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Germany 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Lenovo 33.33%
Common models
LENOVO 3444FEU 33.33%
Dell Precision M4600 33.33%
Dell Latitude E6540 33.33%


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