How to remove (disable/hide) the Virtual CD (VCD) for Windows or Mac OSX on a WD My Book or WD My Passport



IMPORTANT
Important:
Before following these instructions, there are several things you need to consider:
  1. The Virtual CD manager only disables the VCD image. There is no way to remove it from the disk. Current versions of the VCD are only about 20 MB in size- this is about the size of a few pictures.
  2. Once the VCD is disabled you will be unable to access the WD SmartWare installer on the VCD image (on older model drives). You can download a copy of SmartWare from our website. How to install WD SmartWare on a Windows PC.
  3. Network drives such as the My Book Live family or My Cloud family which include the WD SmartWare software do not have a VCD. Because there is no VCD, these instructions do not apply to the product.
  4. The software will only show the Enable/Disable VCD option if the drive supports it. If this option does not appear, then you can't disable or enable the VCD on your specific model drive.


Operating System and Preferred Method
Instructions
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP using WD SmartWare Click here for Instructions
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Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP without using WD SmartWare Click here for Instructions
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Mac OSX 10.5.x (Leopard), 10.6.x (Snow Leopard), 10.7.x (Lion), and 10.8.x (Mountain Lion) using WD SmartWare Click here for Instructions
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Mac OSX 10.5.x (Leopard), 10.6.x (Snow Leopard), 10.7.x (Lion), and 10.8.x (Mountain Lion) without using WD SmartWare Click here for Instructions
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Linux/Unix Click here for Instructions
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