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What does the MotiveDirectory.exe file do?

The MotiveDirectory.exe process is also known as Motive Directory and is a part of Motive System. This software is produced by Motive Communications (www.motive.com). An obsolete or defective version of MotiveDirectory.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about MotiveDirectory.exe Motive Directory

MotiveDirectory.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file MotiveDirectory.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". The file size is 245,760 bytes.
This MotiveDirectory program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. MotiveDirectory.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 40% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves MotiveDirectory.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about MotiveDirectory?

This file is part of Motive Inc's system support product. It is part of an app. that allows for intelligent web-linked support/diagnostics and self help to broadband users. (further information...)
Skid Lib
BT broadband help file,caused error messages so I removed it from start up in config.utility and problems solved.It only contained very basic help so I suppose I could just remove the help file whith add/remove programs facilty
Peter Walker
muBlinder.exe -startup
Seems to be part of Numericable software in France
Part of an assistance package provided by my Internet provider (Cablecom Switzerland)
Jacques Schlesinger

Summary: 3 users judge MotiveDirectory.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall Motive System

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To remove Motive Directory from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Motive System in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if MotiveDirectory.exe (Motive Directory) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Motive Directory. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Motive Directory or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or MotiveDirectory.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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