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What is imapi.exe?

Part of Image Mastering API by Microsoft

What is it?

The Microsoft Windows image mastering API enables applications to stage and burn images to CD, DVD, and Blu-ray optical storage media. Other disc-like media that lay images in the same manner can also use this API.
Description of imapi.exe from Microsoft
Image Mastering API v2.0 (IMAPIv2.0) enables IMAPIv2 dependent applications to stage and burn images to CD and DVD optical storage media.
(imapi.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does imapi.exe run?

Service - imapi.exe runs as a background Windows Service, which is part of the Window's operating system under the service name IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the imapi.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of imapi.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Image Mastering API?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: imapi.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Image Mastering API
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 5.1.2600.3311 (xpsp.080212-0004)
Product version: 5.1.2600.3311
Size: 147 KB
Original file name: imapi.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Service details

Name: IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service
Service name: ImapiService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Manages CD recording using Image Mastering Applications Programming Interface (IMAPI). If this service is stopped, this computer will be unable to record CDs. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.”

Image hashes

MD5: ca6d1ee11b36a2fd7d2e4f82d8c0a429
SHA-1: 3a65169febf8d78714bad93fd627469e0f440dee

PE image details

File entropy: 6.52435
File packed: No
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