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Photo Station Uploader

What is Photo Station Uploader?  (from Synology)

For bulk uploading photos and videos to Photo Station, creating thumbnails and converting videos to playable and high quality formats using the processing power of your computer.


Photo Station Uploader is a software program developed by Synology. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 133.79 MB (140,290,121 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 21% of users of Photo Station Uploader come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.synology.com/en-us/support/download/DS3612xs
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\synology\photo station uploader
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Synology\Photo Station Uploader\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 133.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Photo Station Uploader

  • MediaUploader.exe - Photo Station Uploader
  • PhotoAcquire.exe
  • ShellExtHandler.dll
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • MediaUploader.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'SynoAutoPlayDropHandler' with the ProgID of 'Syno.AutoPlayListener.AutoPlayOnArrivalHandler' and the action verb 'import.
Context Menu Handler
  • ShellExtHandler.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {BC456DFB-41CE-41E0-B90D-68BB75DCA1BD}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • MediaUploader.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Synology\Photo Station Uploader\MediaUploader.exe'.

How do I remove Photo Station Uploader?

You can uninstall Photo Station Uploader 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 Photo Station Uploader (remove only), 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 Photo Station Uploader.

Win 10 51%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.16%
Windows 7 46.81%
Windows XP 1.45%
Windows Vista 0.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.48%
Windows 7 Professional 14.97%
Windows 10 Pro 11.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.05%
Windows 10 Home 10.90%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.43%
  Germany 20.73%
  Netherlands 12.89%
  France 10.78%
  United Kingdom 5.46%
  Belgium 5.32%
  Switzerland 3.08%
  Sweden 2.38%
  Italy 1.96%
  DK 1.82%
  Spain 1.54%
  Canada 1.26%
  Norway 1.26%
  Austria 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.51%
Hewlett-Packard 18.60%
ASUS 16.16%
Acer 12.50%
Lenovo 7.32%
Medion 7.01%
Samsung 5.49%
Intel 1.52%
MSI 1.52%
Toshiba 1.22%
Alienware 0.91%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.22%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 3.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.15%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.15%
ASUSTeK K53SV 1.61%
BIOSTAR Group TP45 HP 1.61%


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