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Fail to Remove WD Discovery on Mac? Get Help Here

  • Catherine
  • Jun 04,2019
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WD Discovery: a software developed by Western Digital Technologies, Inc to help users find available Western Digital devices on the network and browser their shares.

When you have problems in using this software, you can try to update to the latest version, or perform a fresh install after doing a clean removal of the problematic application. If you try to uninstall WD Discovery for Mac but have no idea how to do it right, read through this post and choose one of the available ways to get rid of it.

>> Before the uninstall, make sure to deactivate WD Discovery

First of all, ask yourself a question: is WD Discovery still active on your Mac? If its icon appears in the Menu Bar or the Dock, click on it and choose Quit button.

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Once you quit WD Discovery, don’t forget to check for its background process:

  • Launch Activity Monitor from Spotlight, Launchpad or Dock
  • Type WD Discovery in the search box to only display related process
  • Highlight any process pertaining to WD Discovery

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  • Click the X icon in upper left corner, and then click Quit button

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Now, read on to see how you can uninstall WD Discovery by multiple ways.

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Universal steps to uninstall unwanted software on Mac

Typically, you can uninstall an application by deleting it from Finder’s Applications folder (temporary removal) and Trash (permanent removal). Here are the details:

  • Open up Finder from the Dock, and access to the Applications folder from sidebar (if it does not appear there, click the Go menu on the top bar and choose Applications)
  • Locate target app, right click it, and then choose Move to Trash (alternatively, drag target app icon to the Trash in Dock and drop it into the Trash icon)

Once throwing the target app into Trash, you can choose Empty Trash from the Finder menu to clean it up there (note that emptying trash is an irrevocable act). But if your Trash contains other items, we suggest you to only delete target app in the Trash:

  • Open up Trash, right click on WD Discovery, and choose Delete Immediately
  • Click Delete button in the pop-up window to permanently delete WD Discovery

Run WD Discovery’s uninstaller tool to remove the app

If you install the latest version of WD Discovery, you will find that the folder containing WD Discovery also include a tool that can be used to uninstall WD Discovery. Here are the instructions to apply the built-in uninstaller in Finder:

  • Open up Finder from the Dock and head to Applications folder
  • Locate the folder labeled WD Discovery, and double click to open it up
  • Open up the folder labeled More WD Apps and then Uninstallers

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  • Double click to run the app labeled Uninstall WD Discovery
  • Click Uninstall button in the pop-up window to start the removal

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  • When prompted, type your password and click OK to allow the deletion

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The uninstallation will complete in a few seconds. And the WD Discovery app should be gone from the folder. Then you can delete the folder ;labeled WD Discovery.

>> After the uninstall, try to delete WD Discovery leftovers

Wondering if WD Discovery has been fully removed from the whole system? You can utilize the Search feature to detect its leftovers in the hidden (~)/Library directory:

  • In a Finder window, click Go from the Menu Bar, and choose Go to Folder
  • Type /Library in the box and hit Enter key (or click Go button) to open it up
  • Click the Search in upper right corner, and then type WD Discovery in the search bar
  • Click Library under the search bar to show the search result in this hidden folder
  • Select the files and folders whose names contain WD Discovery, and delete them all
  • Repeat the steps to delete any WD Discovery components in the ~/Library folder

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So far WD Discovery should have gone without leaving traces on your Mac.

A hassle-free way to uninstall WD Discovery for Mac:

Afraid of making mistakes in the manual uninstallation? Why not try to use an universal uninstall utility in the task of app removal? You can achieve it by this way:

1.Download the uninstaller from the homepage of this site, and install it on your Mac

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2.Double click to launch this tool, and click Register button to start the activation
3.Select WD Discovery in the interface and click Run Analysis button

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4.Click the Complete Uninstall button, and then click Yes button to execute removal
5.Click Back to Interface button to re-scan your Mac, and then close the uninstaller

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Incredibly easy for you to remove all components of WD Discovery! You can repeat the simple steps to quickly sweep out the traces an application creates on your system.

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