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Should I remove Nikon Transfer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,388
United States Rank #1,729
Reach 0.2626%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.30 days
746.37 days >
Average installed length: 392.16 days


1.5.3 25.74%
1.5.2 12.44%
1.5.1 1.58%
1.5.0 10.96%
1.4.0 6.59%
1.3.1 0.29%
1.3.0 14.42%
1.2.0 0.06%
1.1.2 0.68%
1.1.1 8.29%
1.1.0 2.24%
1.0.2 13.20%
1.0.1 1.51%
1.0.0 2.01%

Typically installed together

Nikon Transfer

What is Nikon Transfer?  (from Nikon)

Nikon Transfer is included in the application to provide easy file transfer from your Nikon camera* or Memory card reader to a Primary and Backup destination folder. View all images before transfer and select only those you want to keep, rename them, add copyright or other XMP/IPTC information, or Protect your image fi...  Read more


Nikon Transfer is a software program developed by Nikon. The most common release is 1.5.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the 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 primary executable is named NktTransfer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 63 files and is usually about 17.78 MB (18,643,809 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 64% of users of Nikon Transfer come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.nikonusa.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nikon\Nikon Transfer\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E9757890-7EC5-46C8-99AB-B00F07B6525C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nikon Transfer

Program executable:NktTransfer.exe
Name:Nikon Transfer
Nikon Transfer Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Nikon\Nikon Transfer\NktTransfer.exe
Additional files:
  • Zelkova6Lang.dll - ZelkovaLang Dynamic Link Library
  • MCARecLib.dll - MCARecLib
  • DRAGNKL1.dll (by Applied Science Fiction) - Applied Science Fiction's Digital ROC and Digital GEM Library (DRAGNKL1)
  • mvEngineUtility.dll (by muvee Technologies Pte Ltd) - mvEngineUtility Dynamic Link Library (mvEngineUtility DLL)
  • NktTransferLang.dll - Nikon Transfer Language Library
  • NkvXView2.dll - NkvXView Dynamic Link Library (XView Library)
  • NktPMConverterLang.dll - PMConverter Language Library (NktPMConverter Language Library)
  • NktPMConverter.exe - Nikon Transfer PM Converter
  • NkvTransferDatabaseService.dll - Transfer Database Service
  • PlutoLang.dll - Pluto Language Library
  • Colorado.dll - Nikon Imaging Library
  • NkvCommonDialogControl.dll - Common Dialog Control
  • NkPTPLib3.dll - Nikon PTP Library 3
  • Strato7.dll - Nikon Image Utility
  • Asteroid9.dll - Nikon File Utility
  • Zelkova6.dll
  • WorkQueue2.dll - WorkQueue Library
  • NkvRegistryCtrl.dll - Registry Control
  • NkvRTL.dll - Runtime Library
  • RedEye.dll (by FotoNation) - Red Eye API DLL
  • NktTransfer.exe - Nikon Transfer (Nikon Transfer Application)
  • Pluto.dll - Pluto Library
  • picn1020.dll (by Pegasus Imaging) - PEGASUS (Win32 OP_D2S Pegasus DLL)
  • picn1120.dll (by Pegasus Imaging) - Win32 OP_S2D Pegasus DLL
  • picn20.dll - Pegasus Dispatcher for Win32
  • CML8.dll - CML8
  • libexpatw.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • NktTransfer.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Nikon Transfer' with the ProgID of 'Nikon Transfer' and the action verb 'open.
Scheduled Task
  • NktTransfer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6A315966-AFC8-4CA3-8660-102D0CC32FC7}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • NktTransfer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nikon\Nikon Transfer\NktTransfer.exe'.

How do I remove Nikon Transfer?

You can uninstall Nikon Transfer 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 Nikon Transfer, 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 Nikon Transfer.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.05%
Windows Vista 18.27%
Windows 10 16.22%
Windows XP 10.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.99%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.28%
Windows 7 Professional 7.73%
Windows 10 Home 6.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.25%
  Italy 4.45%
  Germany 4.00%
  United Kingdom 3.67%
  Canada 3.56%
  France 3.17%
  Belgium 1.70%
  Australia 1.63%
  Spain 1.11%
  Netherlands 1.09%
  Sweden 0.93%
  Austria 0.69%
  Switzerland 0.59%
  Israel 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.56%
Dell 29.33%
Acer 12.73%
Toshiba 9.39%
ASUS 5.10%
Intel 2.21%
American Megatrends 2.08%
Lenovo 1.46%
Samsung 1.07%
Sahara 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.46%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.28%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.45%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.14%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.59%

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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