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Should I remove Microsoft RichCopy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,666
United States Rank #6,380
Reach 0.0659%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.73 days
611.48 days >
Average installed length: 321.29 days


4.0.217 0.15%
4.0.216 82.83%
4.0.211 17.01%

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Microsoft RichCopy 4.0

What is Microsoft RichCopy?

One of the Microsoft tools that was being used by Microsoft programmers to copy or move files in faster speed. This tool was developed in 1996 but it was being used internally by Microsoft and was not made available for public usages. However, at a later stage they made it available for free public download
and now you can also experience faster file copying and moving with this small Windows utility, called RichCopy. Surprisingly it copies and moves files even faster than RoboCopy tool and XCOPY command. Since the tool was being used by the developers, they made it pretty effective and stable .


The most used version is 4.0.216, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is _21F3885A18D238E15AAE81.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 5.11 MB (5,354,496 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/japan/mic
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{86F4F32B-77C7-4951-B33C-05D41A8190C1}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{86F4F32B-77C7-4951-B33C-05D41A8190C1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.11 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft RichCopy 4.0

Program executable:_21F3885A18D238E15AAE81.exe
Additional files:
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • windowslivesync.exe - Windows Live Sync
  • windowslivesync.resource.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • windowslivesync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft RichCopy?

You can uninstall Microsoft RichCopy 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 RichCopy 4.0, 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 RichCopy.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.44%
Windows 10 20.63%
Windows XP 9.08%
Windows Vista 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 27.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.06%
Windows 10 Pro 4.96%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.14%
  Germany 18.31%
  United Kingdom 4.78%
  Italy 2.96%
  Australia 2.89%
  Canada 2.89%
  Japan 2.20%
  France 1.64%
  Austria 1.64%
  Spain 1.20%
  Belgium 1.13%
  India 0.94%
  Netherlands 0.94%
  Switzerland 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.14%
Hewlett-Packard 18.62%
Acer 11.11%
ASUS 6.91%
Intel 5.26%
Medion 3.15%
Lenovo 2.70%
Samsung 2.55%
American Megatrends 1.35%
Sahara 1.05%
Toshiba 0.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.65%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.55%
ASUS All Series 2.19%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 1.82%
Dell OptiPlex 990 1.82%
Dell OptiPlex 980 1.82%

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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