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RapidDrive Advanced version 1.0.12


RapidDrive Advanced version 1.0.12 is a software program developed by Lenovo. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named lenovorapiddriveadvanced.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 18.4 MB (19,293,407 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 57% of users of RapidDrive Advanced come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\RapidDrive Advanced\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\RapidDrive Advanced\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 18.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RapidDrive Advanced version 1.0.12

Program executable:lenovorapiddriveadvanced.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\lenovo\rapiddrive advanced\lenovorapiddriveadvanced.exe
Additional files:
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • LenovoRapidDriveAdvancedRedirectionUtil.exe - Lenovo.RapidDriveAdvanced.RedirectionUtil
  • LenovoRapidDriveAdvancedCommon.dll - LenovoRapidDriveAdvancedCommon
  • LenovoRapidDriveAdvancedEvents.exe - LenovoRapidDriveAdvancedEvents
  • LRDARes.dll - Lenovo RapidDrive Advanced (Resuorce file for ThinkPad)
  • LenovoRapidDriveAdvancedService.exe - RapidDriveAdvanced
  • SearchTextBox.dll - SearchTextBox
  • FileCopyTool.exe - FileCopyTool
  • SSDetectPartition.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • LenovoRapidDriveAdvancedService.exe runs as a service named 'Lenovo RapidDrive Advanced Service' (Lenovo.RapidDrive.Advanced.Svc) "The Lenovo RapidDrive Advanced service provides two primary functions: 1) Redirect user folders from a high speed drive (SSD) to a large capacity drive (HDD). 2) Backup updated documents to the RapidDrive Advanced cache. This process will ensure that users can easily recover the latest version of their files from the backup if they have to replace their large capacity drive due to a disk failu".

How do I remove RapidDrive Advanced?

You can uninstall RapidDrive Advanced 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 RapidDrive Advanced version 1.0.12, 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 RapidDrive Advanced.

Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win 10 14%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.05%
Windows 10 13.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 74.42%
Windows 10 Pro 6.98%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.98%
Windows 10 Enterprise 2.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 2.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Canada 14.29%
  Germany 3.57%
  DK 3.57%
  TZ 1.79%
  Belgium 1.79%
  France 1.79%
  Switzerland 1.79%
  Korea 1.79%
  Australia 1.79%
  Austria 1.79%
  New Zealand 1.79%
  Estonia 1.79%
  Jordan 1.79%

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a PC hardware and electronics company whose products include personal computers, tablet computers, mobile phones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices and IT management software.
Publisher URL: www.lenovo.com


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