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Should I remove Sonic DLA?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #7,653
United States Rank #5,461
Reach 0.0540%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.39 days
807.89 days >
Average installed length: 424.49 days


5.2.1 1.41%
5.2.0 23.21%
5.1.0 2.73%
4.98 16.26%
4.97 6.77%
4.95.3 0.85%
4.95.1 3.38%
4.95 24.81%
4.90 7.05%
4.83 0.75%
4.72 0.47%
4.70 0.09%
4.61 0.09%
4.60 0.38%
4.52 0.19%
4.51 0.09%
4.50 10.24%
3.60 1.22%

Typically installed together

Sonic DLA

What is Sonic DLA?

Sonic Drive Letter Access (DLA) is a packet writing application for the Microsoft Windows operating system that allows optical disc data storage devices to be used in a manner similar to floppy disks. DLA is a packet writing technology for CD and DVD media that uses the UDF file system. To use an optical medium such as a CD-R, CD-RW, DVD±R or DVD±RW just like a floppy drive it is necessary to utilize a technique called packet writing. After formatting the optical media it is then possible to write data in small packets, hence the name “packet writing.” The optical drive unit has to support the ability to write in small units, which all modern CD and DVD recording drives do. This way it is possible to save files onto optical media, as well as change, rename or delete them, or copy files separately onto the media.


The most used version is 4.95, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is ARPIcon.exe. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 527 KB (539,648 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonic.com?lang=ENU
Help link: support.sonic.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{1206EF92-2E83-4859-ACCB-2048C3CB7DA6}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1206EF92-2E83-4859-ACCB-2048C3CB7DA6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 527 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Sonic DLA

Program executable:ARPIcon.exe
  • ARPIcon.exe

How do I remove Sonic DLA?

You can uninstall Sonic DLA 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 Sonic DLA, 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 Sonic DLA.

Win XP 88%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 93.98%
Windows 7 5.08%
Windows 10 0.66%
Windows Vista 0.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 94.72%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.94%
Windows 7 Professional 1.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 0.29%
Windows 8.1 0.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.13%
  United Kingdom 4.48%
  Canada 3.29%
  Germany 3.08%
  France 2.24%
  Italy 2.17%
  Australia 1.82%
  Japan 1.82%
  Spain 1.33%
  Sweden 1.12%
  Netherlands 0.91%
  Poland 0.84%
  Belgium 0.77%
  Czech Republic 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 58.26%
Toshiba 19.49%
Hewlett-Packard 12.33%
Lenovo 4.41%
Sahara 3.19%
American Megatrends 1.21%
Intel 0.66%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 7.21%
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 6.89%
Dell Dimension 8400 ... 6.39%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 5.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 4.59%
Dell Dimension 4700 ... 4.59%

About Sonic Solutions

Sonic Solutions (aquired by Rovi Corporation) is a digital media software provider that developed applicationsfor digital entertainment.


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