84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove ViewNX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,273
United States Rank #2,487
Reach 0.1736%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.28 days
981.81 days >
Average installed length: 515.86 days


1.5.2 22.50%
1.5.1 18.50%
1.5.0 1.34%
1.4.0 15.90%
1.3.0 9.21%
1.2.2 0.23%
1.2.0 9.35%
1.1.1 12.68%
1.1.0 1.17%
1.0.4 0.06%
1.0.3 6.81%
1.0.2 0.09%
1.0.1 2.10%
1.0.0 0.06%

Typically installed together


What is ViewNX?

ViewNX can be used to open images, movies, sounds and image dust-off data created with Nikon digital cameras. Both 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista & Windows 7 are supported, however the software operates as a 32-bit version under a 64-bit environment.

About  (from Nikon)

ViewNX is an easy tool to view JPEG, TIFF and NEF files, and edit or convert NEF/RAW files. Integrates with Capture NX to adjust white balance and exposure in the browser. ViewNX is the ultimate easy, yet powerful, browser from Nikon. With fast viewing of JPEG, TIFF and NEF files, your workflow will speed up with ViewN...  Read more


The most common release is 1.5.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named ViewNX.exe. The setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 32.21 MB (33,775,478 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.nikonusa.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nikon\ViewNX\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F007CBCE-D714-4C0B-8CE9-9B0D78116468}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 32.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ViewNX

Program executable:ViewNX.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Nikon\ViewNX\ViewNX.exe
Additional files:
  • Zelkova6Lang.dll - ZelkovaLang Dynamic Link Library
  • MCARecLib.dll - MCARecLib
  • nkvexportlanguage.dll - NkvExportLanguage Dynamic Link Library (Nikon Export Plugin Language dll)
  • nkvslideshowlang.dll - NkvSlideshowLang Dynamic Link Library
  • nkvuploaderlang.dll - NkvUploaderPluginLang
  • ViewNXLang.dll - ViewNX Language Library
  • PlutoLang.dll - Pluto Language Library

How do I remove ViewNX?

You can uninstall ViewNX 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 ViewNX, 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 ViewNX.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.20%
Windows Vista 17.70%
Windows 10 15.02%
Windows XP 10.05%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.95%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.77%
Windows 7 Professional 7.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.88%
Windows 10 Home 6.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.97%
  Germany 4.66%
  Italy 4.47%
  United Kingdom 3.70%
  Canada 3.55%
  France 2.92%
  Belgium 1.83%
  Australia 1.74%
  Spain 1.39%
  Sweden 1.09%
  Netherlands 1.05%
  Austria 0.63%
  India 0.52%
  Poland 0.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.87%
Dell 29.22%
Acer 13.55%
Toshiba 9.94%
ASUS 4.52%
Intel 2.41%
American Megatrends 1.96%
Samsung 1.15%
Lenovo 1.15%
Sahara 0.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.66%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.99%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.66%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.66%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.33%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.00%

About Nikon

Nikon specializes in optics and imaging and its products include cameras, camera lenses, binoculars, microscopes, ophthalmic lenses, measurement instruments, and the steppers used in the photolithography steps of semiconductor fabrication, of which it is the world's second largest manufacturer.
Publisher URL: www.nikon.com

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James (Expert)over a year ago
What a great little program, does exactly what you need it to do and can help recover some not so good photos if you are shooting in RAW and happen to have left you camera on the wrong setting. I like when I shoot NEF and JPG that ViewNX2 will assign the ratings to both the NEF (RAW) image and to the JPG image at the same time.