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How to uninstall WD SmartWare from your system

You can find below details on how to remove WD SmartWare for Windows. The Windows release was created by Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. Take a look here for more details on Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. More details about the program WD SmartWare can be seen at . The program is often found in the C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare directory. Keep in mind that this path can vary depending on the user's decision. You can uninstall WD SmartWare by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /X{8DC2DD9D-7687-4108-83D6-ACE73ABF2D69}. Keep in mind that you might get a notification for administrator rights. WDSmartWare.exe is the WD SmartWare's main executable file and it takes close to 3.04 MB (3192176 bytes) on disk.

WD SmartWare contains of the executables below. They take 9.32 MB (9773368 bytes) on disk.

  • BackupTask.exe (415.86 KB)
  • WD Quick Formatter.exe (4.46 MB)
  • WDBackupEngine.exe (1,018.37 KB)
  • WDSmartWare.exe (3.04 MB)
  • ConvertSCE.exe (426.35 KB)

The information on this page is only about version of WD SmartWare. Click on the links below for other WD SmartWare versions: to view all...
Quite a few files, folders and registry entries will not be deleted when you want to remove WD SmartWare from your computer.

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

Files remaining:
  • 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

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{AD334A7F-7AAF-42E4-B41E-648B2171F44C}
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Western Digital\Software Updates\WD SmartWare
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Western Digital\WD SmartWare
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{34C6812E-E231-4B13-9DAC-21E06ECA864A}

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{36F0FA00-0614-42e5-890A-F26B1C45A8AF}\InprocServer32\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{56D318C1-B3D5-4A2E-8251-B6AB958AD6E5}\InprocServer32\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{C752BC82-C19A-4827-9C15-0996BA85C180}\InprocServer32\

A way to uninstall WD SmartWare from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WD SmartWare is an application released by the software company Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. Some computer users want to erase this program. This is troublesome because removing this manually requires some knowledge regarding removing Windows programs manually. One of the best EASY practice to erase WD SmartWare is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about 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 tool to take care of your Windows system.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful PC management program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on the computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find WD SmartWare or simply activate the Search field and type in "WD SmartWare". The WD SmartWare app will be found very quickly. Notice that after you click WD SmartWare in the list of programs, some data about the application is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other users have about WD SmartWare, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you are about to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for WD SmartWare:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{8DC2DD9D-7687-4108-83D6-ACE73ABF2D69}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. Confirm the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove WD SmartWare.
Uninstall WD SmartWare

8. After removing WD SmartWare, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with 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 uninstalling WD SmartWare using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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

Geographical user distribution

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


This page is not a recommendation to uninstall WD SmartWare by Western Digital Technologies, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that WD SmartWare by Western Digital Technologies, Inc. is not a good application. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall WD SmartWare supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-24 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-24 18:37:46.280