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5% remove it95% keep it
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1.0.201 99.11%
1.0.161 0.89%


What is FILE RECOVERY for Windows?  (from Seagate Technology)

If your files were lost, unintentionally deleted or corrupted by viruses, Seagate File Recovery Software can help you restore them from any hard drive or removable storage device. Seagate Intelligent Scan Technology can even locate and recover file types that were not backed up. Seagate file recovery software works wit...  Read more


FILE RECOVERY for Windows is a software program developed by Seagate Technology. The most common release is 1.0.201, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 14.87 MB (15,590,787 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 49% of users of FILE RECOVERY for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.seagate.com/services-software/data-recovery-services/consumers/file-recovery-software
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\file recovery for windows
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FILE RECOVERY for Windows\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 14.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FILE RECOVERY for Windows

  • mmviewer.exe - File Recovery for Windows Viewer
  • msov.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - FILE RECOVERY for Windows
  • frw.exe
  • RStdHook.dll

How do I remove FILE RECOVERY for Windows?

You can uninstall FILE RECOVERY for Windows 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 FILE RECOVERY for Windows, 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 FILE RECOVERY for Windows.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.56%
Windows 10 26.22%
Windows XP 11.11%
Windows Vista 6.67%
Windows Server 2003 0.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.16%
Windows 7 Professional 10.71%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.80%
Windows 10 Home 4.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.90%
  India 8.09%
  Canada 3.31%
  United Kingdom 3.31%
  Australia 2.94%
  Spain 2.94%
  Germany 2.57%
  Turkey 2.21%
  France 1.84%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  Italy 1.47%
  Singapore 1.10%
  Belgium 1.10%
  Greece 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.77%
Dell 23.62%
Acer 9.45%
ASUS 8.66%
Intel 6.30%
Sony 3.94%
American Megatrends 3.15%
Sahara 3.15%
Toshiba 2.36%
Alienware 1.57%
Lenovo 1.57%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.67%
ASUS All Series 1.87%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.87%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.87%
Dell Vostro1510 1.87%

About Seagate Technology

Seagate is a manufacturer of hard disk drives and has been a leader in the development of the hard disk drives since releasing the first 5.25-inch hard drive.
Publisher URL: www.seagate.com


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