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Should I remove MacDrive 7?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #48,528
United States Rank #48,260
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VersionDistribution 16.13% 16.13% 3.23% 3.23% 3.23% 12.90%
7.1.0 9.68%
7.0.10 32.26%
7.0.2 3.23%

MacDrive 7


MacDrive 7 is a program developed by Mediafour. The most used version is 7.0.10, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is macdrive.exe. The software installer includes 35 files and is usually about 8.21 MB (8,608,386 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 44% of users of MacDrive 7 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive
Help link: www.mediafour.com/support/macdrive
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Mediafour\MacDrive 7\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5BACA8C1-909F-4AA4-90EB-6CAE5241FA96}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.21 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MacDrive 7

Program executable:macdrive.exe
Name:Mediafour MacDrive
MacDrive application
Path:C:\Program Files\mediafour\macdrive 7\macdrive.exe
Additional files:
  • M4TaskDialog.dll - Mediafour Vista Controls
  • Mediafour.VistaControls.dll
  • macdrapi.dll - Mediafour MacDrive (MacDrive API)
  • macdriveservice.exe - MacDrive service
  • mdbinhex.exe - BinHex Application (MacDrive BinHex Application)
  • mdcdburn.exe - Mediafour MacDrive CD/DVD Creator
  • mddiskimage.exe - MacDrive Disk Image Mounter
  • mddiskmanager.exe - Mediafour MacDrive Disk Manager
  • mdgetstarted.exe - Get Started with MacDrive
  • mdmacapp.exe - Mac Application warning
  • mdoptions.dll - MacDrive Options
  • mdoptions.exe
  • mdshell.dll - MacDrive Shell Extensions
  • mdvolumerepair.exe - MacDrive Volume Repair
  • mdvolumeicons.dll - volume
  • repair macdrive 7.exe
  • uninstall macdrive 7.exe
  • edi32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • MDCDBurn.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MacDrive7BurnDVDOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'MacDrive.BurnCD.7' and the action verb 'burn.
Context Menu Handler
  • MDShell.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {E194186F-A30A-4E7E-9457-441AC354C98C}.
  • MacDriveService.exe runs as a service named 'MacDriveService' (MacDriveService).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • MDGetStarted.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MDGetStarted.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Mediafour\MacDrive 7\MDGetStarted.exe" /auto.
  • MacDrive.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '{B179023B-6238-4499-8F26-CD73E9D90E0A}' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Mediafour\MacDrive 7\MacDrive.exe".

How do I remove MacDrive 7?

You can uninstall MacDrive 7 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 MacDrive 7, 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 MacDrive 7.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 41.94%
Windows Vista 38.71%
Windows 7 19.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 40.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 26.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows Vista Business 6.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.67%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.44%
  United Kingdom 11.11%
  France 8.33%
  Italy 5.56%
  Netherlands 5.56%
  Spain 5.56%
  Greece 2.78%
  Indonesia 2.78%
  Singapore 2.78%
  Norway 2.78%
  New Zealand 2.78%
  Sweden 2.78%
  Germany 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.00%
Acer 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Apple 10.00%
American Megatrends 6.67%
Toshiba 6.67%
Compaq 3.33%
Intel 3.33%
MSI 3.33%
Sony 3.33%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 8.33%
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Apple Inc. MacBookPro3,1 4.17%
Apple Inc. MacBookAir4,2 4.17%
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