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    Removing WD Smartware Icon from desktop.
    Got a WD external drive for backup and the WD Smartware Icon is on my desktop and as I am not using the WD software I want to get it off my desktop but when I try to eject it or drag it to the trash it just goes right back to the desktop. If I drag it into the finder it just makes an alias and goes right back to the desktop. Turned off the HD but when I turned it back on same problem
    Any suggestion on how to get rid of it.

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    How did the icon get there - did u use an installer to add software? If so, the run the install app again in the hope that there is an uninstall function available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collin Bl View Post
    How did the icon get there - did u use an installer to add software? If so, the run the install app again in the hope that there is an uninstall function available.
    After I connected the HD to my computer and turned the HD on it showed up on my desktop along with the icon for the MY Book icon.

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    Apparently you're not the only one who is trying to remove the WD Smartware from their desktop. It's also a Windows problem.

    See if this helps.

    One sure way to remove it is to use Disk Utility to wipe the drive, and reformat it. If you decide to do that, make sure you remove any data from the drive that you need first.

    Regards.

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