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Recovery (D:) is full, can i empty it?


andy63walsh

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Recovery D: (10gb) says it is full, what does it do, can I empty it? All my stuff is in C: ?

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Taff™

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Yes. Their free version will do it so Ultimate shouldn't have a problem. Are you familiar with the program or have you just acquired it?

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andy63walsh

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i have never used it or done a partiotion. Another thing happens all the time now, it keeps saying disk full and won't even send emails or download any more stuff, i have to clean temp files all the time.

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Taff™

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Are you saying that the entire disk, (Both C & D partitions) are getting near to capacity? How big is the disk and what space have you got spare?

You need in general terms 15% spare as a minimum and you will struggle to work with less. Even defragmenting a drive will probably fail because of the lack of space.

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andy63walsh

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only recovery D

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andy63walsh

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I'm on the wrong pc now, will let you know capacity at 10am

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Taff™

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Recovery partitions being full would not generate those messages unless you have cleared them out and they are in use. Check the C drive.

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andy63walsh

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the memory is C: 47.5gb - 17.4gb free D: (recovery) 9.99gb - 6208mb free

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Taff™

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You need 7Gb free on the C drive and you have 10Gb more than that so that one's no problem. Have you actually decidd to get rid of the Recovery data? If so I suggest you delete the partition. Create a new one in it's place and then merge C & D.

Word of warning: It rarely happens but take a backup of all the data on C beforehand.

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andy63walsh

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I can get rid of the recovery data, the pc does not have lots of our data we need to be honest. How do I delete the partition and create a new one?

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andy63walsh

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my other pc has C: 439gb with 341gb free and D: 17.5gb with 24.9gb free, this never gives me problems. Am I correct in thinking the D: is the main drive used on this one on this one?

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