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Windows 7: Recovery Drive

05 Nov 2014   #1
garyrdc41

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Recovery Drive

This is the first time I've used them forum. I just want to know how to delete a file I accidentally dropped into my D:\ Recovery drive while Dragging and Dropping into another drive.

If I'm entering my request in the wrong forum, please direct me to the proper forum.

Thank you!


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05 Nov 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gary, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to delete it like any other file.
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05 Nov 2014   #3
garyrdc41

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Recovery Drive

Thanks for the welcome Brink! I wish it would have been that easy, but when you right click, there isn't a Delete button to click. I should have mentioned that before.
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05 Nov 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Are you able to drag and drop the file to the Recycle Bin to delete it?

If not, then you might see if you may be able to delete the file using a command prompt.

File - Delete from Command Prompt
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05 Nov 2014   #5
garyrdc41

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Recovery Drive

Brink, I have decided to let this matter go. I've never needed a recovery drive anyway, so having this one full, doesn't really bother me now. I thank you for your time and help.

G@ry
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05 Nov 2014   #6
garyrdc41

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Oh, one other thing. Dragging and Dropping does nothing.

G@ry
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05 Nov 2014   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It's funny how it will let you drag and drop a file to save to it, but won't let you easily delete it.
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05 Nov 2014   #8
garyrdc41

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Recovery Drive

Brink, actually, I didn't even look in the Recycle Bin to see if it had in fact dropped in there. I just did, and it didn't!

G@ry
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05 Nov 2014   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you like, you could try deleting the file using a command prompt.
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05 Nov 2014   #10
garyrdc41

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Recovery Drive

I saved that so if I decide to delete it, and not delete the entire drive.

For that I thank you again

G@ry
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