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Windows 7: D drive is full

03 Jan 2012   #1
tonta

windows 7
 
 
D drive is full

Hi,
Please can someone explain in very simple terms how to solve my D disk problem.
It is telling me it is full and that back ups are failing! I have opened the D drive to see what files are in it but darenīt delete any as something terrible might happen!
My knowlege of computers is limited to knowing how to plug it in and turn it on!
Thankyou in advance.


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03 Jan 2012   #2
Qdos

 

A little more detail would help...

Physical drive, or partition, your system specifications, and what exactly you're doing on "Drive D"...
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03 Jan 2012   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tonta View Post
Hi,
Please can someone explain in very simple terms how to solve my D disk problem.
It is telling me it is full and that back ups are failing! I have opened the D drive to see what files are in it but darenīt delete any as something terrible might happen!
My knowlege of computers is limited to knowing how to plug it in and turn it on!
Thankyou in advance.
You have three choices

1-buy a bigger hard drive (but it too will fill up if you dont do maintenance)
2-stop doing back ups
3- delete the oldest back up (make sure there are more than one)

Might have been easier if you told us how big the drive is etc
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03 Jan 2012   #4
tonta

windows 7
 
 

Hi,
Thanks for rapid response.I was afraid some technical question might be asked!
The drive is divided into 2 "C"has 212GB and "D" has 70,7GB with only 3GB free space.
I think only back ups go to the D drive,but I really have no idea.
I have in there a file called MediaID.Bin size on disk 4.00KB
SPPmetadata cache 76KB
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03 Jan 2012   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tonta View Post
Hi,
Thanks for rapid response.I was afraid some technical question might be asked!
The drive is divided into 2 "C"has 212GB and "D" has 70,7GB with only 3GB free space.
I think only back ups go to the D drive,but I really have no idea.
I have in there a file called MediaID.Bin size on disk 4.00KB
SPPmetadata cache 76KB
The back up of "C" will be equal (approximately) in size to the amount of used space on "C". If you have 70 gigs on "C" then its probably one backup


Whats the modification date on the "D" folder and files. (tells you when it was done)


Look at it this way. If the current back is old and the machine is running well, you can delete the old one and make a new backup.
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05 Jan 2012   #6
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tonta View Post
Hi,
Please can someone explain in very simple terms how to solve my D disk problem.
It is telling me it is full and that back ups are failing! I have opened the D drive to see what files are in it but darenīt delete any as something terrible might happen!
My knowlege of computers is limited to knowing how to plug it in and turn it on!
Thankyou in advance.
If I may butt in.....
Why play with a 70GB partition for files backup ?
An external hard drive of 1 TB can be had for under $100, and I am quoting Canadian price.
Besides, backing up files to an internal partition is illogical, don't you think ?
What if your computer went kaput ? How would you retreive the backup files ?
Just my 2 cents.

t-4-2
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05 Jan 2012   #7
suraz1989

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

hello man, if you want the simply way to solve this problem then, you go to drve D: and right click on it, and you can see option like general, inside general you will see "Disk cleanup", don't afraid it will not cleanup your disk but you can choose a option like recycle bin, and many other option to clear for to increase your disk space, after doing thing you can simply change or replace your hard-disk heaving your backup..best up luck.
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05 Jan 2012   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

As others have stated, you really should be backing up to an external hard drive because at present you'll lose everything if your current internal hard drive fails.

Have a look at this tutorial, which explains how to use Partition Wizard to alter the partition structure.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

In your case, you could easily reduce the size of your C drive to 100GB, and then either create a new partition or extend your D drive to the left to take up the unallocated space.

It will help us to help you if you upload a screenshot of your expanded disk management layout too.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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08 Jan 2012   #9
tonta

windows 7
 
 

Hi,
I think the problem is more scary.It would seem i have folders with files in that call themselves backup but when i open them they are just a dialogue box asking to buy or register for winzip.I I have moved a whole lot to the trash but i am a little nervous of emptying the trash.When I tried to put the next one in there it told me the trash wasnt big enough.The word file bloat has been mentioned.What is it and is it bad!
Thanks
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08 Jan 2012   #10
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tonta View Post
Hi,
I think the problem is more scary.It would seem i have folders with files in that call themselves backup but when i open them they are just a dialogue box asking to buy or register for winzip.I I have moved a whole lot to the trash but i am a little nervous of emptying the trash.When I tried to put the next one in there it told me the trash wasnt big enough.The word file bloat has been mentioned.What is it and is it bad!
Thanks
I would like to re-iterate my initial response.....
Forget about the D drive for files backup.
Buy an external hard drive ( even a 500 GB (cheaper) will last heck a lot longer than 70 GB in your D drive ).
You do that, you won't see " D drive is full " for a LONG time.
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