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Should I remove VAIO Data Restore Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #709
United States Rank #1,613
Reach 0.9691%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.65 days
255.03 days >
Average installed length: 134.00 days


VersionDistribution 2.17% 15.10% 0.36% 22.18% 7.37% 0.95% 3.26% 12.73% 2.37% 9.61% 3.01% 11.68% 4.65% 0.91% 2.96% 0.32% 0.19% 0.09% 0.07%

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VAIO Data Restore Tool

What is VAIO Data Restore Tool?

If you backed up files previously using VAIO Care Rescue, use VAIO Data Restore Tool to restore these files.


VAIO Data Restore Tool is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named Restore.exe. The setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 10.11 MB (10,604,921 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 24% of users of VAIO Data Restore Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

This program is pre-installed on Sony PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
Sony has been criticized for loading its VAIO laptops with bloatware, or ineffective and unrequested software that supposedly allows the user to immediately use the laptop for multimedia purposes. Sony also offers a Fresh start option in some countries which allows a new computer to be shipped only with a basic Windows operating system and very little trial software pre-installed.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Sony PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Data Restore Tool
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{57B955CE-B5D3-495D-AF1B-FAEE0540BFEF}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 10.11 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Data Restore Tool

Program executable:Restore.exe
Name:VAIO Data Restore Tool
Restore Data
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Data Restore Tool\Restore.exe
Additional files:
  • RestorePLK.dll
  • ShortcutsCreate.dll - Shortcut Dynamic Link Library
  • RestoreHUN.dll - VAIO adatvisszaállító eszköz
  • Restore.exe - VAIO Data Restore Tool (Restore Data)
  • RestoreBGR.dll
  • RestoreCHS.dll
  • RestoreCHT.dll
  • RestoreCSY.dll
  • RestoreDEU.dll
  • RestoreELL.dll
  • RestoreENU.dll
  • RestoreESN.dll
  • RestoreFRA.dll
  • RestoreITA.dll
  • RestoreJPN.dll
  • RestoreKOR.dll
  • RestoreLOC.dll
  • Restoremain.exe
  • RestoreNLD.dll
  • RestorePTB.dll
  • RestoreROM.dll
  • RestoreRUS.dll
  • RestoreSKY.dll
  • RestoreTha.dll
  • RestoreTRK.dll
  • ResourceDll.dll - ResourceDll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Restore.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4BAF95E9-6C09-4720-81F3-83FD86B26C38}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove VAIO Data Restore Tool?

You can uninstall VAIO Data Restore Tool 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 VAIO Data Restore Tool, 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 VAIO Data Restore Tool.

Win 10 46%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.40%
Windows 10 45.92%
Windows Vista 3.59%
Windows XP 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.12%
Windows 8.1 16.49%
Windows 10 Home 8.92%
Windows 8 7.85%
Windows 7 Professional 4.92%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.46%
  United Kingdom 10.90%
  Germany 9.44%
  Italy 8.94%
  India 4.73%
  Canada 3.47%
  Spain 2.88%
  Netherlands 2.51%
  Mexico 2.02%
  Australia 1.99%
  Belgium 1.88%
  Iran 1.62%
  Austria 1.44%
  Saudi Arabia 1.41%

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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