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.
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.
Once you quit WD Discovery, don’t forget to check for its background process:
Now, read on to see how you can uninstall WD Discovery by multiple ways.
Typically, you can uninstall an application by deleting it from Finder’s Applications folder (temporary removal) and Trash (permanent removal). Here are the details:
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:
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:
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.
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:
So far WD Discovery should have gone without leaving traces on your 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
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
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
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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