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12% remove it88% keep it
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NEF Codec

What is NEF Codec?  (from Nikon)

NEF Codec is a module that makes Nikon RAW (.NEF) image files as easy to work with as JPEG and TIFF images.


NEF Codec is a software program developed by Nikon. The primary executable is named NEFCodec.dll. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 9.85 MB (10,323,291 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 46% of users of NEF Codec come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nikonimglib.com/nefcodec
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nikon\NEFCodec
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D
Estimated size: 9.85 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by NEF Codec

Program module:NEFCodec.dll
Name:NEF Codec
Path:C:\Program Files\Nikon\NEFCodec\NEFCodec.dll
  • NEFCodec.dll - NEF Codec

How do I remove NEF Codec?

You can uninstall NEF Codec 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 NEF Codec, 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 NEF Codec.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.18%
Windows 10 17.54%
Windows Vista 12.41%
Windows XP 3.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.71%
Windows 7 Professional 14.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.47%
Windows 10 Home 5.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.86%
  Germany 6.66%
  United Kingdom 5.93%
  France 4.36%
  Italy 4.26%
  Canada 3.63%
  Netherlands 2.61%
  Spain 2.38%
  Belgium 2.09%
  Australia 1.96%
  Sweden 1.96%
  Austria 0.97%
  Brazil 0.94%
  Japan 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.57%
Hewlett-Packard 24.55%
Acer 14.54%
ASUS 9.62%
Toshiba 6.43%
Samsung 2.96%
Lenovo 2.57%
Intel 2.57%
Medion 0.95%
American Megatrends 0.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.14%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.25%
ASUS All Series 4.17%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.08%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.08%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.08%

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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