Remove WD Drive Manager?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by krapidler, May 11, 2010.

  1. krapidler macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2009
  2. krapidler thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2009
  3. reubs macrumors 68000

    Jun 22, 2006
    This might be a ridiculous question, but why can't you just reformat the drive and start from scratch with it? Is the WD drive manager required for the drive to operate?
  4. soms macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2007
    That guy says he "installed" the WD software. Why anyone would actually install manufacturer software for a HD is beyond me.

    Are you running it as an external? Or did you swap it into your Mac?

    Is it running in Activity Monitor? What about startup items?

    If all else fails, just backup important stuff, wipe the drive and be happy :D
  5. krapidler thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2009
    I have no idea. But the *real* problem here is that .mkv-files have been unwatchable since I installed Snow Leopard last August or so, especially so on my secondary monitor, and even more so when in fullscreen. I never had this problem with Leopard.

    It does indeed seem like I have this WD Drive Manager. I can't, however, find it when searching with Spotlight.


    Wiping the drive won't be an option before end of June, when my finals are over. I was thinking of doing this anyway (I like to format once a year, for speed issues generally). I would then reinstall Snow Leopard, without connecting the WD HDD. If .mkv movies work, I will then connect the HDD; if they stop working, I will reinstall the OS again and buy a new HDD.

    For a short-term solution, however, I'd really like to uninstall this Drive Manager, just to see if this changes anything. Anyone know how? Because the dude in the aforementioned thread didn't seem to have a problem with this.

    Oh, and yes, it's an external drive.
  6. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    Spotlight can be "forced" to do the job, but it is easier to google EasyFind (freeware), download it, and use it to find all refernces to that application/startup item etc. Using the right search words is the key.
    Good Luck and remember to not install that kind of stuff in the future.:D
  7. abavetta macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2009
    How to Remove WD Disk Manager

    To remove or uninstall the WD Drive manager software including the annoying blue button in the menu bar do this:
    Download the installation package from here follow the instructions but click on the "remove" button rather than the "install" button.

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