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Windows 7: Data D drive is nie on full. How can I free some space?


24 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Data D drive is nie on full. How can I free some space?

Hi,
I believe that this is a common problem and indeed one plaguing me! My data D drive is basically full and I wondered if there was any way to free some space and stop these notifications appearing. I have recently bought an external hard drive so can store things if required?

I couldn't put a screen shot directly on here (pc iliterate!) so have hopefully attached one?

Look forward to someones help!

Regards

Paul




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24 May 2012   #2

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Hi Paul and welcome to the forum
Attache the new one to a usb slot, format it and then copy your data from D then verify that the copied data is working and delete all on D.
Or you can swap the D drive with the new one.
If you are in need for more help, just do it.
Good luck
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24 May 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Paul,
Welcome to SevenForums.

First, let's get you at least a little headroom.

WIN | type %TEMP% | ENTER | CTRL + A keycombo | CTRL + D keycombo
WIN=key with Microsoft logo on top

WIN | type CLEANMGR | ENTER | respond to prompts shown to you.

This is Microsofts Disk Cleaner program

Download, install, run CCLEANER | RUN CLEANER button

Link to CCLEANER is in my signature.

Let me know how much free space you have after this.

I'll then make some more suggestions and requests so that are not squeezed for space on your hard drive.

karl
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29 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi and many thanks for your kind replys.

Firstly I have followed Karl's instructions and CLEANMGR didn't remove anything and CCleaner removed 2806MB from my C Drive, however this has not cleaned or removed anything from the D drive?

Secondly, Hanna I don't have my external drive with me at the mo, but is this not dangerous to copy D drive contents to this and remove from PC? As it may crash?

Thirdly, is the fact that the D drive is full a problem?

Many Thanks

Paul
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29 May 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I take it that your D: drive is your data drive. What sort of data is it?

You can use WinDirStat to show how your drive is being used and to perhaps decide that some can be removed. The link is in my signature.
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29 May 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

panchowoski,

My favorite program to see what is using what space is: TreeSize Free.
JAM Software - Windows Freeware

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Could you post a sniip of DiskManagement display?

Be sure and use this procedure. Do not deviate one iota from this procedure. Thanks, karl

HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN |
type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
This method gives you a display without the unneeded navigation pane.
WIN=key with Microsoft logo on top.



Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar
key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.


Make a snapshot:
WIN |
type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save


Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

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29 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

If you only use your external drive when copying new data and accessing the data currently on it, and leave it turned off the rest of the time, it should have less of a chance of failing than your D: drive. The fact that the D: drive is full isn't a serious problem. It just keeps you from copying new files and possibly altering old files, especially if the file size increases after changing it.
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31 May 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi,
I've attached a screenshot of Disk Mgt for your perusal.
Regards

Paul


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31 May 2012   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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31 May 2012   #10

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Did you make D: your RESTORE POINT or IMAGES of your OS?
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