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Why My WD Discovery Installation Failed?

WD Discovery is one of the software provided by Western Digital. This software allows you to manage your WD drives and also download the updates for other WD apps. By default, WD Discovery is included on the WD hard drives and it can be installed from there. If the WD discovery installation failed on your Windows computer, then the Internet connection might be unstable. Restart your computer and check if you could run the installation. Sometimes, you may fail to install WD Discovery if some unknown malware has corrupted the files on your computer. To troubleshoot the issue further, carry out these steps.

WD Discovery Installation Failed

Solution 1: Run System File Checker

  • On your Windows computer, click the Start menu at the bottom-left corner of the desktop.
  • Input ‘cmd’ in the search field and hit the Enter key.
  • Right-click the Command Prompt app from the search result and select the Run as administrator option.
  • Wait until the Command Prompt app is launched.
  • Type ‘sfc /scannow’ and hit the Enter key to run the System File Checker.
  • Wait for the System File Checker to scan and repair the corrupted files automatically.
  • Close all the running apps and run WD Discovery.
  • If the WD Discovery installation fails again, move on to the next solution.

Solution 2: Reinstall WD Discovery

  • Open Control Panel and click the Uninstall a program link below Programs.
  • Alternatively, click the Start menu and type ‘uninstall a program’ in the search field. Click the Uninstall a program tab from the search result.
  • On the Uninstall or change a program screen, locate and select the WD Discovery software.
  • Click the Uninstall button next to Organize.
  • Now, the WD Discovery software will be removed from your computer.
  • Restart your computer and open the default browser.
  • Visit the official WD site and go to the Software & Downloads page.
  • Under the Software for Windows section, expand the Install WD Discovery for Windows tab and click the Download button.
  • After completing the download, launch the WD Discovery software and run the installation.
  • Carry out the on-screen prompts and complete the installation.

If any error appears saying that the WD discovery installation failed, contact us to assist you in resolving the error.

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