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How to uninstall WD SmartWare from your PC

WD SmartWare is a software application. This page is comprised of details on how to remove it from your computer. The Windows release was developed by Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. Take a look here for more info on Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. More information about the software WD SmartWare can be seen at . WD SmartWare is commonly set up in the C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare directory, but this location may differ a lot depending on the user's choice while installing the application. The complete uninstall command line for WD SmartWare is MsiExec.exe /X{91305B5E-6B8C-430B-BB04-4555D7BFCD1F}. The program's main executable file is called WDSmartWare.exe and occupies 3.02 MB (3162488 bytes).

The following executables are contained in WD SmartWare. They occupy 7.47 MB (7837424 bytes) on disk.

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

The information on this page is only about version of WD SmartWare. For other WD SmartWare versions please click below: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are regularly left behind when you remove WD SmartWare.

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

Files remaining:
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\WD Quick View.lnk
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0_32\UsageLogs\WD SmartWare Installer.exe.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\7zO813B52CF\WD SmartWare Installer.exe
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_SmartWare_Installer_20150313162259.log

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Western Digital\Software Updates\WD SmartWare

A way to uninstall WD SmartWare from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WD SmartWare is an application offered by the software company Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. Some users want to remove this application. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because performing this manually requires some experience regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best EASY practice to remove 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 PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your PC.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system optimizer.

3. Press 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 PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate WD SmartWare or simply activate the Search feature and type in "WD SmartWare". If it is installed on your PC the WD SmartWare app will be found automatically. When you select WD SmartWare in the list of apps, the following data regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding WD SmartWare, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application 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 program is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{91305B5E-6B8C-430B-BB04-4555D7BFCD1F}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. accept the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove WD SmartWare.
Uninstall WD SmartWare

8. After removing WD SmartWare, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of WD SmartWare that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing WD SmartWare using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your system.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
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The text above is not a recommendation 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 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 other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-07-21 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-21 14:10:09.973