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What is wdfme.exe?

Part of WD File Management Engine

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How does wdfme.exe run?

Service - wdfme.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'WDFME' (WD File Management Engine).


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About 0.1% of all Boost users have the wdfme.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of wdfme.exe users, 17.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wdfme.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00025% CPU2456.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
90.87 MB RAM422.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     10 context switches/sec10.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\western digital\wd smartware\front parlor\wdfme\wdfme.exe

Are there other versions of WD File Management Engine?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by WD File Management Engine.

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: wdfme.exe
Name: WD File Management Engine
Description: WD File Management Engine
Version: 1, 4, 5, 2
Size: 1.01 MB
Original file name: WDFME.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002781702%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000325407%
User CPU: 0.00024562950145%
Privileged CPU time: 318109375 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 10
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 243.37 MB
Peak committed memory: 244.37 MB
Paged memory: 90.87 MB
Peak paged memory: 112.24 MB
Paged system memory: 108.01 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.83 KB
Working set memory: 58.07 MB
Peak working set memory: 77.1 MB
Min working set memory: 252 KB
Private memory: 90.87 MB
Page faults: 174,911
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,200,660
Total read transfer: 1.08 GB
Total write operations: 20,495,516
Total write transfer: 1.65 GB
Total other operations: 5,994,668
Total other transfer: 641.51 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 390
Thread count average: 20

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Front Parlor\WDFME\WDFME.exe"

Service details

Name: WD File Management Engine
Service name: WDFME
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “WD File Management Engine”

Image hashes

MD5: b5966f1dff6e20576f3c8c2d93d129fd
SHA-1: 219745478c8e599bb9548451e373119ae9f31588
SHA-256: 215526629d2160b15117b4f2395aa8b2b01a1237f9320b6cf33b668f7f36b2f5

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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