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17.66.30 73.33%
15.05.60 20.00%
14.85.21 6.67%

Perforce P4Win Components


Perforce P4Win Components is a program developed by Perforce Software. The most used version is 17.66.30, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 108.81 MB (114,095,330 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 69% of users of Perforce P4Win Components come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Taiwan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.perforce.com
Help link: www.perforce.com/perforce/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Perforce\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8CF2CC42-0F05-448A-8269-B63BA74EB756}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 108.81 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Perforce P4Win Components

  • p4exp.dll - Perforce Windows Explorer Integration
  • p4exp64.dll
  • P4win.exe - Perforce Windows GUI Client (Perforce Windows Client)
  • P4win409.dll - Perforce Windows Client, English (U.S.) resource dll
  • P4WinMrg.exe - P4WinMerge Application
  • P4WinMrg409.dll - P4WinMerge English (U.S.) Resources
  • P4Diff409.dll - P4WinDiff Application (P4WinDiff English (U.S.) resources)
  • p4diff.exe - P4DIFF Application (P4DIFF)
  • p4sandbox-config.exe - p4sandbox-config (Perforce Sandbox Config)
  • p4sandbox.exe - P4SANDBOX (Perforce Sandbox)
  • p4scc.dll - Perforce (Perforce SCC Plugin)
  • p4admin.exe - P4Admin (Perforce Admin)
  • p4merge.exe - P4Merge (Perforce Merge)
  • p4sandbox-p4d.exe - P4D (Perforce Server)
  • p4v.exe - P4V (Perforce Visual Client)
  • p4.exe - P4 (Perforce Command-Line Client)
  • assistant.exe (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt Assistant
  • QtHelpP44.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Help (Help application framework.)
  • phononP44.dll - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtCLuceneP44.dll
  • QtCoreP44.dll
  • QtGuiP44.dll
  • QtNetworkP44.dll
  • QtOpenGLP44.dll
  • QtSqlP44.dll
  • QtWebKitP44.dll
  • QtXmlP44.dll
  • QtXmlPatternsP44.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • p4exp.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'P4Exp' with a class of {6A23F5CE-AE86-47de-97F8-8A7BED9C9F19}.
  • p4exp64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'P4Exp' with a class of {6A23F5CE-AE86-47de-97F8-8A7BED9C9F19}.

How do I remove Perforce P4Win Components?

You can uninstall Perforce P4Win Components 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 Perforce P4Win Components, 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 Perforce P4Win Components.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 7%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.33%
Windows 10 20.00%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 46.67%
Windows 7 Professional 26.67%
Windows 8 Pro 6.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.67%
Windows 8.1 6.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.97%
  Canada 10.34%
  Taiwan 3.45%
  France 3.45%
  India 3.45%
  Romania 3.45%
  Germany 3.45%
  United Kingdom 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.45%
Dell 27.27%
Lenovo 27.27%
Common models
LENOVO 4157HL3 8.33%
LENOVO 20AMS1BF00 8.33%
HP Z420 Workstation 8.33%
HP Z400 Workstation 8.33%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 8.33%


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