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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,525
United States Rank #6,064
Reach 0.0792%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.37 days
512.49 days >
Average installed length: 269.28 days


1.00.03 93.06%
1.00.01 6.94%

WD Link

What is WD Link?

The Link Tool is used to discover WD drives on the network, and to create mapped network drives from their share folders. The Link Tool is used to discover WD drives on the network, and to create mapped network drives from their share folders.


The most used version is 1.00.03, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is wdlink.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 46.76 MB (49,036,463 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.westerndigital.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\western digital\wd link
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Link\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 46.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WD Link

Program executable:wdlink.exe
Name:WD Link
Path:C:\Program Files\western digital\wd link\wdlink.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WDLink.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Link\WDLink.exe'.

How do I remove WD Link?

Quickly and completely remove WD Link from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall WD Link from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WD Link, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove WD Link.

Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.33%
Windows 8 28.02%
Windows XP 4.59%
Windows Vista 4.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.12%
Windows 7 Professional 15.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.49%
Windows 8.1 5.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.24%
  Canada 8.05%
  Germany 7.90%
  United Kingdom 6.44%
  Australia 4.52%
  Netherlands 2.91%
  France 2.68%
  Italy 2.38%
  Belgium 2.15%
  Switzerland 1.23%
  Spain 1.07%
  DK 0.92%
  Sweden 0.92%
  Austria 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.27%
Hewlett-Packard 23.95%
Acer 12.94%
ASUS 7.61%
Samsung 6.31%
Toshiba 5.99%
Intel 2.59%
Lenovo 2.43%
Medion 1.46%
Alienware 0.97%
American Megatrends 0.81%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.36%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.57%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.21%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.86%
Dell XPS 8300 2.14%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.14%

About Western Digital Technologies

Western Digital is one of the largest hard disk drive manufacturers and has a long history in the electronics industry as an integrated circuit maker and a storage products company.
Publisher URL: www.wdc.com


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