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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,702
United States Rank #6,988
Reach 0.0851%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 159.72 days

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Microsoft Document Explorer 2005

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What is Microsoft Document Explorer 2005?  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft Document Explorer only gets installed with our earlier Visual Studio 2002-2008 developer products and some SDKs. HelpStudio Lite is specifically intended for supporting Visual Studio add-ins.


Microsoft Document Explorer 2005 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The primary executable is named dexplore.exe. The setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 26.51 MB (27,796,129 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 35% of users of Microsoft Document Explorer 2005 come from the United States, it is also popular in India and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=45396
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help 8\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help 8\Microsoft Document Explorer 2005\install.exe
Estimated size: 26.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Document Explorer 2005

Program executable:dexplore.exe
Name:Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005
Microsoft Document Explorer
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help 8\dexplore.exe
Additional files:
  • Microsoft.WizardFramework.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2005
  • Microsoft.WizardFrameworkVS.dll
  • cmddef.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Visual Studio Environment Command definition DLL)
  • dexplmnu.dll - Dexplore Menu Registration DLL
  • msenv.dll - Development Environment DLL
  • vslog.dll - Visual Studio Logging
  • custsat.dll - custsat
  • install.res.1028.dll - Microsoft(R) Visual Studio(R) 2005 (UI Wrapper Resource DLL)
  • install.res.1041.dll
  • install.res.2052.dll
  • install.res.3076.dll
  • install.exe - External Installer
  • install.res.1025.dll
  • install.res.1029.dll
  • install.res.1030.dll
  • install.res.1031.dll - Ressourcen-DLL für UI-Wrapper
  • install.res.1032.dll
  • install.res.1033.dll
  • install.res.1035.dll - Käyttöliittymän resurssi-dll
  • install.res.1036.dll
  • install.res.1037.dll
  • install.res.1038.dll
  • install.res.1040.dll - DLL di risorse del wrapper dell'interfaccia utente
  • install.res.1042.dll
  • install.res.1043.dll - DLL-bronbestand voor UI-wrapper
  • install.res.1044.dll - Ressurs-DLL for grensesnitthylster
  • install.res.1045.dll
  • install.res.1046.dll
  • install.res.1049.dll
  • install.res.1053.dll - Resurs-DLL för gränssnittsadapter
  • install.res.1055.dll
  • install.res.2070.dll - DLL de Recursos de Moldagem da IU
  • install.res.3082.dll - Archivo DLL de recursos del contenedor de la interfaz de usuario

How do I remove Microsoft Document Explorer 2005?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Document Explorer 2005 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Document Explorer 2005 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 Microsoft Document Explorer 2005, 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 Microsoft Document Explorer 2005.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.14%
Windows XP 15.23%
Windows 10 13.65%
Windows Vista 6.37%
Windows Server 2003 0.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 25.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.19%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.37%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.60%
  India 8.09%
  France 3.91%
  Germany 3.16%
  Italy 3.00%
  United Kingdom 2.89%
  Taiwan 2.73%
  Japan 2.62%
  Canada 2.46%
  Israel 2.09%
  Iran 2.09%
  Spain 1.87%
  Brazil 1.55%
  Mexico 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.37%
Hewlett-Packard 22.69%
Acer 8.15%
ASUS 6.48%
Intel 5.89%
Samsung 2.95%
Lenovo 2.75%
Toshiba 2.46%
Sahara 1.38%
American Megatrends 0.98%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.78%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.78%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.55%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.31%
Dell Latitude E6520 2.08%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.08%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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