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A way to uninstall WD SmartWare from your computer

You can find below details on how to remove WD SmartWare for Windows. The Windows version was created by Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. You can read more on Western Digital Technologies, Inc. or check for application updates here. More info about the application WD SmartWare can be found at . The program is often found in the C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare directory. Keep in mind that this location can vary being determined by the user's preference. The full command line for uninstalling WD SmartWare is MsiExec.exe /X{DD178D9D-89DD-4F15-9E56-57C85D1EDF36}. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may receive a notification for admin rights. The program's main executable file occupies 3.02 MB (3162488 bytes) on disk and is labeled WDSmartWare.exe.

The following executable files are contained in WD SmartWare. They take 7.48 MB (7838448 bytes) on disk.



  • WD Quick Formatter.exe (4.46 MB)
  • WDSmartWare.exe (3.02 MB)


The current web page applies to WD SmartWare version 2.0.1.2 only. You can find below info on other application versions of WD SmartWare:

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Several files, folders and registry data can not be uninstalled when you remove WD SmartWare from your computer.

Directories found on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare
  • C:\Users\dan.mcdowell\AppData\Local\Western Digital\WD SmartWare

Generally, the following files remain on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\Backup.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\BCKP1A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\BCKP2A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\BCKP2B.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\BCKP3A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\BCKP3B.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\BCKP4A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\BCKP4B.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\BCKP5A_BETTERBEST.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\BCKP5A_GOOD.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\CSS\WDSmartWareHelp.css
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\EULA.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\EULA.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\EX_UNLK0.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\EX_UNLK1.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\EX_UNLK1B.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\EX_UNLK2.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\EX_UNLK3.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_BCKP1A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_BCKP2A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_BCKP3A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_BCKP4A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_BCKP4B.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_BCKP5.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_BCKP6.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_HOME.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_HOME_DRIVE_SETTINGS.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_HOME_view2.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_RTRV1A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_RTRV3A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_RTRV4A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_RTRV4B.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_RTRV5A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_RTRV5B.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_RTRV5C.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_RTRV6A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_RTRV6B.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_RTRV6C.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS1A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS2A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS2B.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS2C.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS2D.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS2D1.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS2E.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS2F.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS2G.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS3A_BETTERBEST.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS3A_BETTERBEST_NOENC.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS3A_GOOD.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS3A_GOOD_NOENC.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS4A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS4B2.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS4B3.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS4C.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS4D.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS4E.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS4F.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS4F_NOENCR.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS4G.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\FP_SETS4H.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST0.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST1A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST1B.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST1C.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST2A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST2B.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST2C.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST3A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST3B.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST3C.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST4A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST4A_ONX.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST5.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST6.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST7.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST7A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST7F.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST8.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INST9.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\INSTE.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\ManageAndCustomize.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\MOREHELP.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\MOREHELP_D.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\Overview.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\REQ0.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\REQ1.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\Retrieve.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\RQMT0.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\SETS1A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\SETS1B.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\SETS1C.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\SETS2B.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\SETS2C.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\SETS3.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\SUPPORT.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\SUPPORT_D.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\UNLK1.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\UNLK1B.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\UNLK2.html

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Western Digital\Software Updates\WD SmartWare
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Western Digital\WD SmartWare
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\D9D871DDDD9851F4E965758CD5E1FD63
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{DD178D9D-89DD-4F15-9E56-57C85D1EDF36}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Western Digital\WD SmartWare

Registry values that are not removed from your computer:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\D9D871DDDD9851F4E965758CD5E1FD63\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{DD178D9D-89DD-4F15-9E56-57C85D1EDF36}\




How to delete WD SmartWare from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WD SmartWare is a program offered by the software company Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. Frequently, users decide to erase this program. This can be troublesome because uninstalling this by hand requires some knowledge related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best EASY 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 already installed on your Windows PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your Windows system.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with the program's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system optimizer.

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


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
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 locate WD SmartWare or simply click the Search field and type in "WD SmartWare". If it exists on your system the WD SmartWare app will be found very quickly. When you click WD SmartWare in the list of apps, some data regarding the application is shown to you:


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


  • The software company is: http://support.wdc.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{DD178D9D-89DD-4F15-9E56-57C85D1EDF36}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. accept the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall WD SmartWare.
Uninstall WD SmartWare


8. After removing WD SmartWare, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of WD SmartWare which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling WD SmartWare using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

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

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Geographical user distribution

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

The text above is not a piece of advice to remove WD SmartWare by Western Digital Technologies, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that WD SmartWare by Western Digital Technologies, Inc. is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove WD SmartWare in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 15:08:19.860