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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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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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If you are going to continue with this thread please "untick" the post on the previous page as a green tick will put off people from viewing as it indicates the thread is solved.

my other pc has C: 439gb with 341gb free and D: 17.5gb with 24.9gb free,

D figures correct?

C is your main drive looks like you have a 500Gb drive partitioned into C and D D again looks like it may be a recovery drive containing a set of images and tools due to its size.

As far as your first machine is concerned it is a rather small drive (by todays standards)I would agree with the POST that is ticked. Leave D alone incase you want to reset the machine and pass it on and just fit a second drive either internally or externally to give you the space you may need.

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andy63walsh

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Taff - What is the best way to back up C: then. Also I then guess I just go to My computer right click on D: and delete?

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andy63walsh

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what if I copy D to an external drive and delete it on the laptop?

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Taff™

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Copying D to an external drive was suggested some time ago and is advisable. You could then delete the data on the laptop and merge the D partition with C.

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andy63walsh

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some programs won't work now I copied to the external drive. Also how do you then merge D partition with C?

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lotvic

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I agree, it would be foolhardy to delete D: without knowing what files are on there and why it is filling up.

If it has been filling up since W7 was installed then I would think it must be being used as an automatic scheduled backup of something.

andy63walsh has not said if the W7 was a clean install or an upgrade.

The make and model of pc and the prior Op Sys has not been stated.

Due to the small size of the total HDD I would be thinking to install a bigger one is the way to go.

Another point is that a Factory Restore also contains all the drivers needed.

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andy63walsh

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It was a clean install. Dell Vostro 1000, windows 7 ultimate, 2009 service pack 1.

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andy63walsh

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Still have the problem, could I just merge c and d and leave it like that? might work, if so how do i do it?

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andy63walsh

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any more ideas any one?

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lotvic

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I suggest you have a look at your settings for W7 backup. Here are a couple of guides with screenshots of what to look for. How to Geek and also neowin.net

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