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Should I remove ElephantDrive?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,584
United States Rank #34,289
Reach 0.0015%


5.8.2 31.03%
5.5.0 3.45%
5.1.0 62.07%
4.9.0 3.45%


What is ElephantDrive?  (from ElephantDrive inc)

Simple, secure, and automatic backup for all of your files. Magical delivery of your important files to all of your computers and devices. Easy and fast sharing of folders with secure permissions. Fast access from any browser – no software required to download your files.


ElephantDrive is a program developed by ElephantDrive inc. The most used version is 5.1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 29 files and is usually about 86.91 MB (91,135,144 bytes). ElephantDriveUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 79% of users of ElephantDrive come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.elephantdrive.com
Help link: www.elephantdrive.com/help/support.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ElephantDrive\ElephantDrive\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6B4990B0-BE17-4B48-BA38-A8EE35E09EE1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 86.91 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ElephantDrive

  • ConfigureExplorerPlugins.exe - ElephantDrive (ConfigureExplorerPlugins 5.1.0 © ElephantDrive, Inc, 2011)
  • ElephantDrive.exe - ElephantDrive 5.1.0 © ElephantDrive, Inc, 2008
  • ElephantDrive-MappedDrive.exe - ElephantDrive-MappedDrive 5.1.0 © ElephantDrive, Inc, 2009
  • ElephantDriveRestart.exe - ElephantDriveRestart 5.1.0 © ElephantDrive, Inc, 2008
  • ElephantDrive-Service.exe - ElephantDrive-Service 5.1.0 © ElephantDrive, Inc, 2010
  • Map as Network Drive.exe - Map as Network Drive 5.1.0 © ElephantDrive, Inc, 2009
  • Run As Windows Service.exe - Run As Windows Service 5.1.0 © ElephantDrive, Inc, 2010
  • jdic.dll (by JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) Project) - JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) (JDesktop Integration Components binary)
  • tray.dll (by JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) Project)
  • RightClickMenu.dll - ElephantDrive Explorer Plugin (CtxMenu DLL)
  • RightClickMenu-64bit.dll
  • jre-6u23-windows-i586-iftw-rv.exe (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U23 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • IconOverlay.dll
  • IconOverlay-64bit.dll
  • ElephantDriveUpdater.exe (by Caphyon LTD) - Advanced Updater
  • diff.exe
  • FileSystemWatcher.dll
  • jnotify.dll
  • jnotify_64bit.dll
  • RefreshExplorer.exe
  • vshadow.exe
  • vshadowXP.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • RightClickMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ElephantDrive' with a class of {C14F7681-33D8-11D3-A09B-00500402F30B}.
  • RightClickMenu-64bit.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ElephantDrive' with a class of {C14F7681-33D8-11D3-A09B-00500402F30B}.
2 Services
  • ElephantDrive-Service.exe runs as a service named 'ElephantDrive-Service' (ElephantDrive-Service.exe) "ElephantDrive-Service".
  • ElephantDrive-MappedDrive.exe runs as a service named 'ElephantDrive-MappedDrive' (ElephantDrive-MappedDrive.exe) "ElephantDrive-MappedDrive".

How do I remove ElephantDrive?

You can uninstall ElephantDrive 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 ElephantDrive, 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 ElephantDrive.

Win 10 52%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.72%
Windows 7 44.83%
Windows Vista 3.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 24.14%
Windows 10 Home 17.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.79%
Windows 10 Pro 10.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 10.34%
Windows 8.1 10.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.07%
  France 6.98%
  Netherlands 4.65%
  South Africa 2.33%
  Brazil 2.33%
  Australia 2.33%
  Germany 2.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.00%
Hewlett-Packard 28.00%
Lenovo 12.00%
Acer 12.00%
ASUS 4.00%
Sony 4.00%
Medion 4.00%
Common models
LENOVO 4177CTO 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1110 7.14%
Sony SVE17127CXB 3.57%
MSI MS-7757 3.57%
MSI MS-7721 3.57%
MEDION Akoya E2283 D/B627 3.57%


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