WD SmartWare Pro

WD SmartWare Pro

Average User Rating:
1.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    10,725
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 27, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    33.59MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    72
  • Platform:
    Windows

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1 stars

"Can't access ANY "system" files for backup - useless"

February 14, 2015  |  By IllinoisAreaMan

 |  Version: WD SmartWare Pro 2.1

Pros

-- Simple interface and backup setup
-- Works smoothly in background

Cons

-- NO access to any of what WD calls "system files" Among "system files" are Quicken user-files if you go with Quicken's standard setup....i.e. Some Critical data does NOT get backed up and CANNOT be backed up with this product unless you move files out of their standard locations to accommodate WD's limitations

Summary

Users will end up surprised when they go to retrieve some of their critical data using this software, as WD places critical user-generated files from some software in their definition of "system files". Thus, things like Quicken files never get backed up unless the user has moved them from Quicken's standard placement. Probably others, too, but I was too frustrated with this massive flaw in WD to investigate further.

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General
Publisher Western Digital
Publisher web site http://www.wdc.com
Release Date June 27, 2013
Date Added June 27, 2013
Version 2.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET 4.0
Download Information
File Size 33.59MB
File Name WDSmartWareInstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,725
Downloads Last Week 72
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $19.95
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