1, 4, 5, 2 10.00%
1, 4, 1, 1 90.00%


WD File Management Engine

Remove WDFME.exe


There are 2 versions of wdfme.exe in the wild, the latest version being 1, 4, 5, 2. It is started as a Windows Service called 'WD File Management Engine' with the name 'WDFME'. In addition, it is run under the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the administrator accounts have the same privileges). The average file size is about 1023.25 KB. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program WD SmartWare from Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. The executable is a .NET framework assembly utilizing the CLR. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 41.13 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 762.56 KB per minute for reads and 525.47 KB per minute for writes.


File name:wdfme.exe
Product name:WD File Management Engine
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\western digital\wd smartware\front parlor\wdfme\wdfme.exe
Windows Service
Service name:WDFME
Display name:WD File Management Engine
Description:“WD File Management Engine”

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of WD File Management Engine.)
Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
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Western Digital also ships WD Smartware with many of its drives for use as backup drives. This software backs up all Documents, Pictures, Movies, Emails, and more on the drive, and continually checks ...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of wdfme.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'WDFME' (WD File Management Engine)

VersionsAll file variations of wdfme.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
b5966f1dff6e20576f3c8c2d93d129fd 219745478c8e599bb9548451e373119ae9f31588 1.01 MB
a787a567b3470c91c487ece90cf7509c 5d550bde9639b6ad23849727ba6f50ca1558b8ea 1010.5 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 8 Pro 40.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 70.00% of WD File Management Engine.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 60.00%
Sony 40.00%
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