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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,073
United States Rank #4,300
Reach 0.1001%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.47 days
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Average installed length: 224.31 days


VersionDistribution 99.49% 0.41% 0.10%

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Sony RAW Driver

What is Sony RAW Driver?  (from Sony)

Sony RAW Driver is a program to display Sony RAW data (ARW/SR2/SRF files) on Windows Vista(R)/Windows(R) 7. By installing this program, you can display the RAW data on Explorer or Photo Gallery in Windows Vista(R)/Windows(R) 7 in the same way as JPEG files.


Sony RAW Driver is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named SRFCodec.dll. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 1.72 MB (1,801,325 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 53% of users of Sony RAW Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\RAW Driver
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{166FCF01-AC98-4288-A01C-90BEB808C059}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.72 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Sony RAW Driver

Program module:SRFCodec.dll
Name:Sony RAW Driver
Sony RAW Driver (x64)
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\RAW Driver\SRFCodec.dll
Additional files:
  • idcmrconv.exe - Image Data Converter SR (ARW Converter)
  • SRFCodec.dll - Sony RAW Driver (Sony RAW Driver (x64))
  • msvcm80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll

How do I remove Sony RAW Driver?

You can uninstall Sony RAW Driver 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 Sony RAW Driver, 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 Sony RAW Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.99%
Windows 10 29.69%
Windows Vista 10.02%
Windows XP 0.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.60%
Windows 10 Home 12.99%
Windows 7 Professional 9.32%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.51%
Windows 10 Pro 6.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.44%
  Germany 9.28%
  United Kingdom 5.96%
  France 3.52%
  Canada 2.96%
  Italy 2.92%
  Netherlands 2.60%
  Australia 2.04%
  Belgium 1.48%
  Austria 1.36%
  Sweden 1.20%
  Spain 1.00%
  Switzerland 0.88%
  Japan 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.75%
Dell 24.58%
Acer 15.08%
ASUS 10.52%
Toshiba 6.80%
Lenovo 2.89%
Medion 1.77%
Samsung 1.40%
Intel 1.30%
Sony 0.65%
MSI 0.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.09%
ASUS All Series 5.07%
Dell XPS 8300 2.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.23%
Dell XPS 8500 2.03%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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