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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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Global Rank #31,511
United States Rank #39,663
Reach 0.0043%


1.60.0000 20.00%
1.50.0000 9.41%
1.40.0000 10.59%
1.30.0000 9.41%
1.20.0000 7.06%
1.6.0 5.88%
1.5.0 2.35%
1.4.0 3.53%
1.3.0 1.18%
1.2.0 4.71%
1.1.0 9.41%
1.0.0 16.47%


What is NRW CODEC?

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


NRW CODEC is a software program developed by Nikon. The most common release is 1.60.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 11.03 MB (11,562,698 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 27% of users of NRW CODEC come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.nikonusa.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nikon\NRWCodec\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C73F5325-EE0D-44BE-8B30-6CFAFFC84A68}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NRW CODEC

  • NRWCodec.dll - NRW Codec

How do I remove NRW CODEC?

You can uninstall NRW 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 NRW 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 NRW CODEC.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.53%
Windows 10 22.35%
Windows XP 8.24%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.10%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.95%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.88%
  Germany 13.98%
  Italy 9.68%
  France 7.53%
  Austria 3.23%
  Belgium 3.23%
  RS 3.23%
  Australia 3.23%
  Canada 3.23%
  United Kingdom 3.23%
  Netherlands 2.15%
  Switzerland 2.15%
  Poland 2.15%
  Brazil 2.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.44%
Dell 17.78%
Hewlett-Packard 13.33%
Toshiba 11.11%
Lenovo 8.89%
ASUS 6.67%
Medion 6.67%
Samsung 2.22%
Sony 2.22%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.92%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C670-11... 1.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 1.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite A105 1.64%
Shuttle Inc. SZ77 1.64%

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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