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Microsoft Private Folder 1.0

What is Microsoft Private Folder?  (from Microsoft)

Protect your private data when your friends, colleagues, kids or other people share your PC or account. With this tool, you will get one password protected folder called My Private Folder in your account to save your personal files. It is a utility that limits access to selected files by other people that you trust an...  Read more


Microsoft Private Folder 1.0 is a program developed by Microsoft. The setup package is about 739.5 KB (757,248 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 35% of users of Microsoft Private Folder come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{644EA08F-87D2-48C0-AE94-B327D1C85A97}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 739.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove Microsoft Private Folder?

You can uninstall Microsoft Private Folder 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 Microsoft Private Folder 1.0, 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 Microsoft Private Folder.

Win XP 97%
Win 7 (SP1) 3%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 96.72%
Windows 7 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.72%
  Germany 9.72%
  Brazil 6.94%
  Czech Republic 6.94%
  Japan 5.56%
  Taiwan 2.78%
  Israel 2.78%
  Italy 2.78%
  Hungary 2.78%
  United Kingdom 2.78%
  Colombia 1.39%
  UA 1.39%
  Belgium 1.39%
  France 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.05%
Intel 19.05%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
American Megatrends 9.52%
Sahara 7.14%
Acer 4.76%
Lenovo 2.38%
ASUS 2.38%
Apple 2.38%
Compaq 2.38%
Common models
Sony VGN-FS195XP 2.38%
PositivoAG31AP 2.38%
MSI MT-7641 2.38%
MSI MS-7350 2.38%
Micro-Star MS-6580 ... 2.38%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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