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How to uninstall WD Drive Utilities from your computer

You can find on this page detailed information on how to remove WD Drive Utilities for Windows. The Windows release was developed by Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. More information on Western Digital Technologies, Inc. can be seen here. You can get more details related to WD Drive Utilities at . WD Drive Utilities is usually installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD Utilities directory, regulated by the user's decision. The full command line for uninstalling WD Drive Utilities is MsiExec.exe /X{72E40002-8CEC-47C1-A099-83AC8E173BF0}. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might receive a notification for admin rights. WDDriveUtilities.exe is the programs's main file and it takes circa 306.45 KB (313800 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are incorporated in WD Drive Utilities. They take 4.80 MB (5036344 bytes) on disk.

  • WD Quick Formatter.exe (4.45 MB)
  • WDDriveUtilities.exe (306.45 KB)
  • WDUnzip.exe (52.42 KB)

This page is about WD Drive Utilities version alone. You can find below info on other versions of WD Drive Utilities:

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Some files and registry entries are regularly left behind when you remove WD Drive Utilities.

The files below remain on your disk when you remove WD Drive Utilities:
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{72E40002-8CEC-47C1-A099-83AC8E173BF0}\icon.ico

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\20004E27CEC81C740A9938CAE871B30F
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{72E40002-8CEC-47C1-A099-83AC8E173BF0}

Supplementary values that are not removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\20004E27CEC81C740A9938CAE871B30F\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{72E40002-8CEC-47C1-A099-83AC8E173BF0}\

How to uninstall WD Drive Utilities from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WD Drive Utilities is an application by Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. Sometimes, people choose to uninstall it. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because uninstalling this by hand takes some experience related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best SIMPLE approach to uninstall WD Drive Utilities is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your Windows PC.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows optimizer.

3. Click on the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on your computer will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find WD Drive Utilities or simply click the Search field and type in "WD Drive Utilities". If it exists on your system the WD Drive Utilities app will be found automatically. After you select WD Drive Utilities in the list of programs, the following information regarding the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other users have regarding WD Drive Utilities, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you want to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for WD Drive Utilities:

  • The web site of the program is: http://support.wdc.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{72E40002-8CEC-47C1-A099-83AC8E173BF0}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove WD Drive Utilities.
Uninstall WD Drive Utilities

8. After uninstalling WD Drive Utilities, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong WD Drive Utilities that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing WD Drive Utilities using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
Software Application


This page is not a recommendation to remove WD Drive Utilities by Western Digital Technologies, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that WD Drive Utilities by Western Digital Technologies, Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove WD Drive Utilities supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 03:18:57.093