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Perforce Plugin for Visual Studio 2008


Perforce Plugin for Visual Studio 2008 is a program developed by Perforce Software. The most used version is 131.59.2857, 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 main program executable is p4.exe. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 99.41 MB (104,236,804 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of Perforce Plugin for Visual Studio 2008 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

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{344B68C7-2817-4EAF-AC6F-102AC0DFBBA6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 99.41 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Perforce Plugin for Visual Studio 2008

Program executable:p4.exe
Perforce Command-Line Client
Path:C:\Program Files\Perforce\p4.exe
Additional files:
  • p4exp.dll - Perforce Windows Explorer Integration
  • p4exp64.dll
  • P4VS.dll - Perforce Visual Studio plug-in
  • p4api.net.dll - Perforce .NET API
  • p4sandbox-config.exe - p4sandbox-config (Perforce Sandbox Config)
  • p4sandbox.exe - P4SANDBOX (Perforce Sandbox)
  • p4admin.exe - P4Admin (Perforce Admin)
  • p4merge.exe - P4Merge (Perforce Merge)
  • p4sandbox-p4d.exe - P4D (Perforce Server)
  • p4v.exe - P4V (Perforce Visual Client)
  • p4bridge.dll - Perforce .NET API Bridge
  • p4vc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove Perforce Plugin for Visual Studio 2008?

You can uninstall Perforce Plugin for Visual Studio 2008 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 Plugin for Visual Studio 2008, 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 Plugin for Visual Studio 2008.

Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Canada 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
ASUS 33.33%


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