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Windows 7: My recovery drive is only 1 gb left

27 Nov 2012   #1
ayush26

windows 7 64-bit
 
 
My recovery drive is only 1 gb left

hey there,

I'm just wondering about the Recovery (H drive i have is almost full, and this drive visible sometimes not always (like in attachments) and i don't know what this drive means,what should i do for that drive should i just leave it?thanks for the help

How can i differentiate the other files and recovery files in that recovery drive




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27 Nov 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

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

Partition RECOVERY is a partition from where you can recover. It's made by the manufacturer so you can restore to "factory settings". In your manual should be written how to boot from that partition. Quite normal size 14GB.

Don't know why it's invisible sometimes. You made D and F yourself? Strange it's called H.
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27 Nov 2012   #3
marsmimar

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Hello ayush and welcome to Seven Forums.

That H: drive could be a factory installed recovery partition. It probably has all the necessary files to restore your computer to factory specifications and make it just like it was on the day you bought it.

The fact that other files have been stored on that partition could be a problem, especially if they changed the recovery files.

There's a free utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard. One of the features is to see what files are in a partition. If you install the software you'd select the "Explore Partition" option and follow the prompts. This might let you determine if the non-recovery files can be deleted or moved to another partition.

How to Explore Partition - help of partition manager - Partition Wizard.
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27 Nov 2012   #4
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Hello ayush and welcome to Seven Forums.

That H: drive could be a factory installed recovery partition. It probably has all the necessary files to restore your computer to factory specifications and make it just like it was on the day you bought it.

The fact that other files have been stored on that partition could be a problem, especially if they changed the recovery files.

There's a free utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard. One of the features is to see what files are in a partition. If you install the software you'd select the "Explore Partition" option and follow the prompts. this might let you determine if the non-recovery files can be deleted or moved to another partition.

How to Explore Partition - help of partition manager - Partition Wizard.
In his screenshot you can see it's an NTFS partition. He can explore the files in windows explorer as well
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27 Nov 2012   #5
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Hello ayush and welcome to Seven Forums.

That H: drive could be a factory installed recovery partition. It probably has all the necessary files to restore your computer to factory specifications and make it just like it was on the day you bought it.

The fact that other files have been stored on that partition could be a problem, especially if they changed the recovery files.

There's a free utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard. One of the features is to see what files are in a partition. If you install the software you'd select the "Explore Partition" option and follow the prompts. this might let you determine if the non-recovery files can be deleted or moved to another partition.

How to Explore Partition - help of partition manager - Partition Wizard.
In his screenshot you can see it's an NTFS partition. He can explore the files in windows explorer as well
Yes he can. But if he wants to manipulate the partition in any way I've found that Partition Wizard has greater flexibility than Windows Explorer and/or Disk Management.
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28 Nov 2012   #6
ayush26

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Hello ayush and welcome to Seven Forums.

That H: drive could be a factory installed recovery partition. It probably has all the necessary files to restore your computer to factory specifications and make it just like it was on the day you bought it.

The fact that other files have been stored on that partition could be a problem, especially if they changed the recovery files.

There's a free utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard. One of the features is to see what files are in a partition. If you install the software you'd select the "Explore Partition" option and follow the prompts. This might let you determine if the non-recovery files can be deleted or moved to another partition.

How to Explore Partition - help of partition manager - Partition Wizard.
How can i differentiate the other files and recovery files in that recovery drive
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