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Should I remove Windows Live FolderShare?

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 #1,305
United States Rank #6,993
Reach 0.5248%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.85 days
408.71 days >
Average installed length: 214.74 days


14.0.8117.416 46.86%
14.0.8089.726 53.14%

Typically installed together

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Windows Live FolderShare

What is Windows Live FolderShare?

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The most common release is 14.0.8089.726, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named windowslivesync.exe. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 1.41 MB (1,475,584 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows live\sync
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{76810709-A7D3-468D-9167-A1780C1E766C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.41 MB
Language: French (France)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Live FolderShare

Program executable:windowslivesync.exe
Name:Windows Live Sync
Path:C:\Program Files\windows live\sync\windowslivesync.exe
Windows Live Mesh (formerly Windows Live Sync) is a free-to-use Internet-based file synchronization application designed to allow files and folders between two or more computers be in sync with each other on Windows computers or the Web via...
Additional files:
  • windowslivesync.resource.dll - Windows Live FolderShare
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • windowslivesync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Windows Live Sync' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe" /background.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • windowslivesync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe'.

How do I remove Windows Live FolderShare?

You can uninstall Windows Live FolderShare 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 Windows Live FolderShare, 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 Windows Live FolderShare.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.06%
Windows Vista 14.55%
Windows 10 9.65%
Windows XP 6.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.95%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.30%
Windows 10 Home 7.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.55%
Windows 7 Professional 5.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.20% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 67.20%
  Canada 11.37%
  United States 6.25%
  Belgium 4.28%
  MA 3.44%
  DZ 1.92%
  Switzerland 1.30%
  TN 0.98%
  Germany 0.41%
  United Kingdom 0.40%
  Spain 0.28%
  Luxembourg 0.18%
  RE 0.15%
  NC 0.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 32.98%
Hewlett-Packard 29.34%
Toshiba 11.15%
Dell 10.80%
Samsung 6.51%
ASUS 3.14%
Sony 1.90%
American Megatrends 1.19%
Packard Bell 0.72%
MSI 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.59%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.63%
Samsung R530/R730 3.27%
HP G72 Notebook PC 3.07%
Acer Aspire 7741 2.41%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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