WD SmartWare WD SmartWare

A way to uninstall WD SmartWare from your PC

This page contains complete information on how to uninstall WD SmartWare for Windows. It is developed by Western Digital. More information on Western Digital can be found here. You can see more info related to WD SmartWare at . The program is often placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD SmartWare folder. Take into account that this path can differ depending on the user's preference. The full command line for uninstalling WD SmartWare is MsiExec.exe /X{788AA6B0-E98D-406E-8FFF-827BAD8DA377}. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may get a notification for admin rights. WDSmartWare.exe is the WD SmartWare's main executable file and it takes circa 3.70 MB (3876672 bytes) on disk.

WD SmartWare installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 8.21 MB (8613408 bytes) on disk.

  • RemoveBackupPlans.exe (11.91 KB)
  • WD Quick Formatter.exe (3.13 MB)
  • WDSC.exe (473.50 KB)
  • WDSmartWare.exe (3.70 MB)
  • WDFME.exe (930.50 KB)

This info is about WD SmartWare version alone. Click on the links below for other WD SmartWare versions:

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After the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the computer. Part_A few of these are shown below.

Directories found on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD SmartWare
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WD SmartWare
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Western Digital\WD SmartWare

The files below remain on your disk when you remove WD SmartWare:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Front Parlor\kill_Front_Parlor.vbs
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Front Parlor\Locale\de_DE.lproj\BCKP1A.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Front Parlor\Locale\de_DE.lproj\BCKP2A.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Front Parlor\Locale\de_DE.lproj\BCKP2B.html

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\0B6AA887D89EE604F8FF28B7DAD83A77
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Western Digital\WD SmartWare

Open regedit.exe to delete the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\02F44E99DCD508840AACC4329F67130B\0B6AA887D89EE604F8FF28B7DAD83A77
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\064BD393F754A8748B1D8E377D9868E6\0B6AA887D89EE604F8FF28B7DAD83A77
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\09C494C460D94984AACCC476878F046D\0B6AA887D89EE604F8FF28B7DAD83A77

How to uninstall WD SmartWare from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WD SmartWare is an application offered by Western Digital. Some people want to erase it. This is troublesome because deleting this by hand requires some knowledge related to PCs. One of the best SIMPLE manner to erase WD SmartWare is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general utility to optimize your Windows system.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire the program's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on your PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find WD SmartWare or simply activate the Search feature and type in "WD SmartWare". If it is installed on your PC the WD SmartWare program will be found automatically. Notice that when you click WD SmartWare in the list , the following data about the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have about WD SmartWare, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you are about to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for WD SmartWare:

  • The web site of the application is: www.wdc.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{788AA6B0-E98D-406E-8FFF-827BAD8DA377}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. accept the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove WD SmartWare.
Uninstall WD SmartWare

8. After uninstalling WD SmartWare, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong WD SmartWare that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing WD SmartWare using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
Software Application


This page is not a recommendation to remove WD SmartWare by Western Digital from your PC, we are not saying that WD SmartWare by Western Digital is not a good application. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove WD SmartWare in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-21 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-21 07:03:58.270