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Should I remove File Uploader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,543
United States Rank #1,876
Reach 0.2428%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.07 days
1004.96 days >
Average installed length: 528.03 days


1.2.5 39.20%
1.2.3 15.34%
1.2.2 2.78%
1.2.1 14.12%
1.2.0 8.75%
1.1.1 18.39%
1.1.0 0.86%
1.0.0 0.56%

Typically installed together

File Uploader

What is File Uploader?  (from Nikon)

Nikon File Uloader is included in the ViewNX 2 application to provide easy file transfer from your Nikon camera or Memory card reader to a Primary and Backup destination folder. View all images before transfer and select only those you want to keep, rename them, add copyright or other XMP/IPTC information, or Protect y...  Read more


File Uploader is a program developed by Nikon. The most used version is 1.2.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is NkFileUploader.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 1.57 MB (1,646,080 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 63% of users of File Uploader come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.nikonusa.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\File Uploader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{237CD223-1B9D-47E8-A76C-E478B83CCEA2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by File Uploader

Program executable:NkFileUploader.exe
Name:File Uploader
Nikon File Uploader
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\File Uploader\NkFileUploader.exe
Additional files:
  • NkvXView2.dll - NkvXView Dynamic Link Library (XView Library)
  • Strato7.dll - Nikon Image Utility
  • NkvRTL.dll - Runtime Library
  • mPTAccess.dll - mPTAccess DLL
  • NkFileUploader.exe - File Uploader (Nikon File Uploader)
  • NkFileUploaderLang.dll - Nikon File Uploader Language Library
  • NkvCommonDialog.dll - Nikon Common Dialog Library
  • NkvCommonDialogLang.dll - Nikon Common Dialog Language Library
  • FTPSurfer.dll - FTPSurfer

How do I remove File Uploader?

You can uninstall File Uploader 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 Uploader, 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 Uploader.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.37%
Windows Vista 17.02%
Windows 10 16.27%
Windows XP 10.32%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.06%
Windows 7 Professional 8.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.81%
Windows 10 Home 6.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.50%
  Italy 4.61%
  Germany 4.45%
  United Kingdom 3.50%
  Canada 3.27%
  France 3.16%
  Belgium 1.74%
  Australia 1.40%
  Spain 1.40%
  Netherlands 1.34%
  Sweden 0.95%
  Japan 0.72%
  Austria 0.68%
  Switzerland 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.03%
Dell 29.41%
Acer 11.90%
Toshiba 9.28%
ASUS 4.93%
American Megatrends 2.05%
Samsung 2.05%
Intel 1.80%
Lenovo 1.47%
Sahara 1.01%
Gateway 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.74%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.38%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.40%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.23%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.98%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.04%

About Nikon

Nikon specializes in optics and imaging and its products include cameras, camera lenses, binoculars, microscopes, ophthalmic lenses, measurement instruments, and the steppers used in the photolithography steps of semiconductor fabrication, of which it is the world's second largest manufacturer.
Publisher URL: www.nikon.com


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