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Should I remove Synology Cloud Station Drive?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,465
United States Rank #15,901
Reach 0.0141%


VersionDistribution 0.36% 0.36% 4.68% 13.31% 6.47% 6.83% 5.04% 5.40% 2.88%
4.1.4224 16.91%
4.1.4222 2.52%
4.0.4207 5.04%
4.0.4204 7.19%
4.0.4203 14.75%
4.0.4164 1.44%
4.0.4120 1.08%
4.0.4062 1.08%
4.0.4055 4.68%

Synology Cloud Station Drive


Synology Cloud Station Drive is a program developed by Synology. The most used version is 4.1.4224, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 main program executable is launcher.exe. The software installer includes 57 files and is usually about 49.72 MB (52,132,753 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 47% of users of Synology Cloud Station Drive come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\synology\cloudstation\bin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Synology\CloudStation\bin\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 49.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Synology Cloud Station Drive

Program executable:launcher.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\synology\cloudstation\bin\launcher.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Cloud Station Drive (Synology Cloud Station Drive Installer)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • Qt5Core.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • Qt5Network.dll
  • Qt5Widgets.dll
  • icudt53.dll
  • icuin53.dll
  • icuuc53.dll
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • libstdc++-6.dll
  • libwinpthread-1.dll (by MingW-W64 Project. All rights reserved) - POSIX WinThreads for Windows
  • vss-service.exe
  • vss-service-x64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • launcher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Synology Cloud Station Drive.lnk_FolderAppdata_S-1-5-21-500005609-1476331484-3209027818-1001.
2 Services
  • vss-service.exe runs as a service named 'Cloud Station Drive VSS Service' (Cloud Station Drive VSS Service) "This service enables the Synology Cloud Station Drive to synchrnoize locked file using Volume Shadow Copy service.".
  • vss-service-x64.exe runs as a service named 'Cloud Station Drive VSS Service x64' (Cloud Station Drive VSS Service x64).

How do I remove Synology Cloud Station Drive?

You can uninstall Synology Cloud Station Drive 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 Synology Cloud Station Drive (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 Synology Cloud Station Drive.

Win 10 87%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 87.05%
Windows 7 11.87%
Windows XP 0.72%
Windows Vista 0.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 40.29%
Windows 10 Pro 38.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.68%
Windows 7 Professional 4.32%
Windows 10 Enterprise 2.88%
Windows 8.1 2.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.51%
  Germany 14.24%
  Netherlands 10.47%
  France 9.01%
  Italy 3.49%
  Switzerland 3.20%
  Czech Republic 2.33%
  Belgium 1.74%
  United Kingdom 1.74%
  Canada 1.45%
  Spain 0.87%
  Singapore 0.58%
  Norway 0.58%
  Korea 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.63%
Dell 17.91%
ASUS 17.16%
Acer 12.69%
Lenovo 8.21%
Medion 7.46%
Intel 2.99%
MSI 2.24%
Toshiba 1.49%
Samsung 1.49%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.32%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 3.39%
HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook ... 2.54%
ASUSTeK X555LJ 1.69%
Dell Latitude E6540 1.69%
Acer Aspire VN7-792G 1.69%


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