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What does WD SmartWare software do?

Last Updated: 17th March, 2020

WD Smartware is one of our favorite piecesofbackup software for Windows users. Inthisclass we'll show you how to setup the software toprotectyour data and how to recover a lost file should youneedto.

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Also question is, what does WD SmartWare do?

WD SmartWare is designed to provide userswithadministrative controls over their external drives. Much likeothersoftware backup tools, WD SmartWare provides users withtheability to schedule automated backups at periodic intervalswhichwill take place without requiring user input.

how much does WD SmartWare pro cost? Pricing and Availability WD SmartWare Pro is currently available as afree30-day trial. After the 30 days, users can purchase thesoftware ata promotional price of $19.95 for up to threecomputers orten computers at $39.95.

Similarly, it is asked, does WD SmartWare work with Windows 10?

WD SmartWare Software is not compatiblewithWindows 10. WD Smartware can only backupfiles,Windows operating system and the applications arenotsupported.

Can I delete WD SmartWare?

Once the label is set you can uninstallWDSmartWare. If WD SmartWare is already installed andyouwould like to remove it, please see Answer ID 5373: Howtouninstall WD SmartWare from Windows (7, Vista, or XP)andMac OSX (10.4, 10.5, and 10.6).

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