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Remove WD SmartWare from Windows & Mac

WD SmartWare is a software that assists you to back up the system data and control the driver function on your computer. If it fails or shows any error, uninstalling the software is the better way to move forward. If you wish to perform how to remove WD SmartWare software from your computer, follow the below-mentioned steps.

Method 1: Remove WD SmartWare from Windows Computer

  • On your Windows computer, click the Start menu and click the Control Panel button from the pop-up menu.
  • If it is unavailable, type ‘control panel’ in the search panel and hit the Enter key.
  • From the search result, give a double-click on the Control Panel app.
  • Click the Uninstall a program button in the Programs section.
  • Under Uninstall or change a program, locate the WD SmartWare software from the displayed list.
  • Give a right-click on it and select the Uninstall option.
  • Alternatively, select the WD SmartWare software and click the Uninstall button at the top of the screen.
  • If prompted, click Yes to confirm your action.
  • Wait until the uninstallation process is completed.
  • Restart your computer once the software is uninstalled.

Method 2: Uninstalling the WD SmartWare software on a Mac computer

  • How to remove WD SmartWare from Mac? First, connect the WD external drive to your Mac with the help of a standard USB cable.
  • Next, open Finder and click the Go menu.
  • Select Applications from the drop-down menu and locate the WD SmartWare Virtual CD from the left-side panel.
  • Give a double-click on the Extras folder and locate the WD SmartWare Uninstaller file.
  • Give a double-click on the uninstaller file and click Yes if it prompts you to remove WD SmartWare.
  • In the Authenticate window, enter your Mac administrator’s username and password.
  • Click OK and then click Exit to close the uninstaller.
  • Restart your Mac and check if the WD SmartWare software has been removed. 

Method 3: Remove WD SmartWare with System Restore on Windows

  • Close all the running programs on your computer.
  • Give a right-click on the My Computer shortcut icon and select Properties to open the System window.
  • Otherwise, open Control Panel and select the System and Security option.
  • Click the System tab and select the System Protection option from the left-side panel.
  • Click the System Protection tab and click the System Restore button in the System Properties window.
  • On the Restore system files and settings screen, click the Choose a different restore point radio button and click Next.
  • Select a restore point from the displayed list and click the Next button.
  • On the Confirm your restore point screen, click the Finish button.
  • If prompted, click Yes to confirm your action.
  • Now, the Windows computer will be restored to an earlier restore point where the WD SmartWare is not installed. 
  • If you have any difficulties to perform how to remove WD SmartWare software on your computer, contact our technical support team by clicking the Call button available on this screen for remote assistance.
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