WD SmartWare WD SmartWare

How to uninstall WD SmartWare from your PC

WD SmartWare is a software application. This page holds details on how to remove it from your computer. It is written by Western Digital. Take a look here where you can find out more on Western Digital. You can see more info related to WD SmartWare at . Usually the WD SmartWare application is placed in the C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare directory, depending on the user's option during install. The full command line for uninstalling WD SmartWare is MsiExec.exe /X{49B1B217-27B1-42D8-A0A5-7ED0CD0D9508}. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may be prompted for administrator rights. WDSmartWare.exe is the WD SmartWare's main executable file and it takes circa 2.70 MB (2834840 bytes) on disk.

The following executable files are contained in WD SmartWare. They take 7.66 MB (8035536 bytes) on disk.

  • WD Quick Formatter.exe (4.45 MB)
  • WDLockedFiles.exe (521.40 KB)
  • WDSmartWare.exe (2.70 MB)

The information on this page is only about version of WD SmartWare. You can find below a few links to other WD SmartWare versions: to view all...
WD SmartWare has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall WD SmartWare from your PC:
  • C:\Program Files\Western DigitalX\WD SmartWare
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Western Digital\WD SmartWare
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Western Digital\WD SmartWare

Generally, the following files are left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\Western DigitalX\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\Backup.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western DigitalX\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\BCKP1A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western DigitalX\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\BCKP2A.html
  • C:\Program Files\Western DigitalX\WD SmartWare\Locale\cs_CZ.lproj\BCKP2B.html

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Western Digitalx\Software Updates\WD SmartWare
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Western Digitalx\WD SmartWare
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\712B1B941B728D240A5AE70DDCD05980
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Western DigitalX\WD SmartWare

A way to erase WD SmartWare with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WD SmartWare is a program released by Western Digital. Some people choose to erase this program. This can be hard because removing this by hand takes some advanced knowledge related to removing Windows programs manually. The best QUICK solution 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, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your Windows PC.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

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

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on the computer will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate WD SmartWare or simply click the Search feature and type in "WD SmartWare". If it exists on your system the WD SmartWare application will be found automatically. After you click WD SmartWare in the list of apps, some information regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other people have regarding WD SmartWare, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you are about to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for WD SmartWare:

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{49B1B217-27B1-42D8-A0A5-7ED0CD0D9508}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. accept the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall WD SmartWare.
Uninstall WD SmartWare

8. After removing WD SmartWare, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of WD SmartWare which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing WD SmartWare with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

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

Geographical user distribution

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


The text above is not a recommendation to remove WD SmartWare by Western Digital from your PC, nor are we saying that WD SmartWare by Western Digital is not a good application for your PC. This text only 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' PCs.

2016-06-27 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-27 20:49:04.010