What is RCIMGDIR.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the RCIMGDIR.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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RCIMGDIR.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with RCIMGDIR
RCIMGDIR.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as RCIMGDIR belongs to software RCIMGDIR or Fantasy Earth Zero by Ricoh co. (

Description: RCIMGDIR.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. RCIMGDIR.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 55,808 bytes (69% of all occurrences), 31,744 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). RCIMGDIR.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with RCIMGDIR.exe, you may want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Fantasy Earth Zero (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as RCIMGDIR.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example PE_CORELINK.C-1 (detected by TrendMicro), and Virus:Win32/Almanahe.B (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the RCIMGDIR.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

ThinkPad integrated Camera
RCIMGDIR.exe is a process found on some newer Thinkpad models, related to the Ricoh brand built in webcam
  Azazel   (further information)
RCIMGDIR.exe is Integrated Camera Driver (webcam) developed by Ricoh
It is related to the integrated camera on newer Thinkpads (T410 for sure)
  Richard Clapp, Sysadmin.  
Confirmed for the lenovo T430 Integrated Camera.
Also found on the Lenova W700
Used by integrated camera on Lenovo E520.
  rgb   (further information)
It's located in the "programs (x86)" folder on my 2008 Lenovo x200t laptop.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of RCIMGDIR.exe: based on 9 votes with 8 user comments. 5 users think RCIMGDIR.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving RCIMGDIR issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with RCIMGDIR. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the RCIMGDIR.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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