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Windows Search by Microsoft

Remove MSNLNamespaceMgr.dll
Version:   7.00.6001.18260 (vistasp1_gdr_oobsvc.090524-1500)
MD5:   994ad0d8550b8b26990a6e3aa0791502
SHA1:   be1249139131ff3b9c6d6ab0c92f777c70a83930
SHA256:   816cc3e7c272aead4623415f69150709549586cccd348ee2d9e18d7ab43455f6

What is MSNLNamespaceMgr.dll?

Windows Search Namespace Manager for Windows Search, formerly known as Windows Desktop Search (WDS) is an indexed desktop search platform. Windows Search builds a full-text index of files on a computer. Windows Search features incremental search search. The search service consists of several components, including the Gatherer, the Merger, the Backoff Controller, and the Query Processor, among others.

About MSNLNamespaceMgr.dll (from Microsoft)

Windows Search provides an easy and comprehensive solution for finding and organizing the content you care about, whether it's on your PC, in an e-mail message or attachment, on a remote file share,


File name:msnlnamespacemgr.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows® Search
Description:Windows Search Namespace Manager
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\windows desktop search\msnlnamespacemgr.dll
File version:7.00.6001.18260 (vistasp1_gdr_oobsvc.090524-1500)
Product version:7.00.6001.18260
Size:297 KB (304,128 bytes)
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File packed:No
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Microsoft Corporation
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  • {56F9679E-7826-4C84-81F3-532071A8BCC5}

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 100.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 68.75% of Windows® Search.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 37.50%
Intel 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 8.33%
Gateway 8.33%
Toshiba 8.33%
American Megatrends 6.25%
Compaq 4.17%
Lenovo 4.17%
Sahara 4.17%
Acer 2.08%
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