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WD SmartWare update highlights:

Mac release 1.3.6 (updated 11/25/2013)
  • Fixed an issue related to reports of some customers, under certain conditions, experiencing data loss when updating to Apple's OS X Mavericks (10.9).

    For more information on this issue, please click here.

    *Please note that if you have a previous version of WD Drive Manager installed on your computer, this software package will automatically uninstall the old version and install a new version.

View the release notes for complete update information.


Update the WD SmartWare Software

  1. Download the WD SmartWare Software Updater to your hard drive.


  2. Locate and launch the WD SmartWare Software Updater.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the WD SmartWare software update.
  4. After the update completes, restart your computer to finalize the update process and launch the WD SmartWare software.
  5. On the Backup tab, make your backup category selections, click Apply Changes if required, and click Run Backup to resume automatic continuous backup protection.
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