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How To Install Discovery For Windows WD?

WD Discovery is a tool that helps you manage your WD drives in one place. Using this tool, you can access and keep the WD apps, such as the WD Security app, WD Backup, and WD Drive Utilities up-to-date. For some Western Digital drives, such as WD Passport, WD Book, etc., the WD Discovery tool is available by default. That means you don’t need to download this tool manually from the WD site. After connecting the WD Passport or WD Book to your computer, open the drive and click on the WD Discovery software installation file. Install the WD Discovery tool by following the below instructions. However, for other WD drives, you need to manually download and install them on your computer. The below section explains how to download and install Discovery for Windows WD.

Install Discovery For Windows WD

Downloading WD Discovery

  • Go to the WD Product’s Software & Downloads page.
  • Navigate to the Software for Windows section.
  • Expand Install WD Discovery for Windows and click on the Download button provided.
  • Now, WD Discovery for Windows will start to download.
  • Once the download is completed, you can begin the installation as discussed below.

Installing WD Discovery for Windows

  • Initially, make sure that your WD drive is connected to the computer.
  • Now, open the downloaded WD Discovery installer file by double-clicking on it.
  • Click Run.
  • In the “Welcome to the WD Discovery…” window, click Next to begin the installation.
  • Accept the License agreement of WD.
  • Click Next > Install.
  • Now, the Setup wizard displaying the status of the installation will appear on the screen.
  • Wait for the installation to complete.
  • Once the WD Discovery for Windows tool is installed on your computer, click on the Finish button on the final screen.
  • Now, open the WD Discovery tool on your computer and check whether the connected WD Drive is displayed on the screen. If yes, the tool is ready to use.

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