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Stepa To Reinstall Wd Smartware

If you have formatted your WD external drive and if the software has been deleted, then you have to reinstall the software on the drive. Your WD external drive may not work properly without a firmware. Proceed with the steps that are given below to reinstall WD SmartWare.

reinstall Wd Smartware
  • Ensure that you have a fast network connection to download the firmware for the WD drive.
  • Make sure to connect your WD drive to your computer before reinstall Wd Smartware.
  • Go to the official site of Western Digital from your web browser.
  • Navigate to the support page and click the Downloads tab.
  • Select the Software and Downloads tab and choose the WD SmartWare software.
  • You can choose the product from the drop-down list. After choosing the product, click on the Submit button.
  • WD SmartWare is compatible with Windows operating systems.
  • Once you are on the WD SmartWare’s page, click on the Download option next to WD Smartware.
  • If you are prompted to choose the location, select a location on your hard drive.
  • Otherwise, you can copy the downloaded file to the external hard drive later.
  • Wait until the WD SmartWare’s installer file is downloaded.
  • You will be notified when the download is completed.
  • Locate the downloaded installer file and double-click it.
  • Complete the installation by following the instructions displayed on the screen.
  • Once the reinstall Wd Smartware software, reboot your Windows computer.
  • Now, the update process will be completed.
  • Open the WD SmartWare software on the external drive and select the Backup tab.
  • Ensure that the Startup Backup is active.
  • Now, make selections for the backup according to the category or file type. Then, click on the Start Backup button.
  • All your files will be automatically backed up to the WD external hard drive. 
  • You can now start using the WD external drive after installing the firmware and also complete the reinstall Wd Smartware process.