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Windows 7: D: shows very little space left, recovery all I found in it

01 Jan 2015   #1
mgibson57

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
D: shows very little space left, recovery all I found in it

D: shows little space left, all we saw in it was Recovery and we couldn't open it to view files. Is this normal? We have made a Recovery disc for computer. We keep getting notifications stating very little disc space available and the C: has plenty of space available. We're confused.


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01 Jan 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is normal. The OEMs do not waste any space on the recovery partition. Just don't touch it.
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01 Jan 2015   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Turn off System Restore for the Recovery drive (D: in your case).
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02 Jan 2015   #4
malvoglio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I, too, have my Recovery partition showing in red whereas before it was blue. It has 1.03 GB free out of 11.8 GB. Probably because I turned on System Restore for it.

How to know which is the better course of action -- keep Sys Restore on for the Recovery partition and live with the red "warning" color... or turn Sys Restore off and decrease ability to roll back system after a mistake?
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02 Jan 2015   #5
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The recovery partition's contents should never change, therefore you should have no need of having multiple restore points for something that doesn't change.
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02 Jan 2015   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malvoglio View Post
I, too, have my Recovery partition showing in red whereas before it was blue. It has 1.03 GB free out of 11.8 GB. Probably because I turned on System Restore for it.

How to know which is the better course of action -- keep Sys Restore on for the Recovery partition and live with the red "warning" color... or turn Sys Restore off and decrease ability to roll back system after a mistake?
Get those restore points out of there and shut off system restore for that partition. But first check whether there really are any restore points because it could be a different problem. To check, run this command:

vssadmin list shadows
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02 Jan 2015   #7
malvoglio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi whs and Happy New Year!

Here is the output from the vss command:

Code:
vssadmin 1.1 - Verwaltungsbefehlszeilenprogramm des Volumeschattenkopie-Dienstes

(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Inhalte der Schattenkopiesatzkennung: {bdd37f77-9c08-4648-99fe-5083fc8cd116}
   3 Schattenkopie(n) war(en) enthalten bei der Erstellungszeit: 02.01.2015 14:3
9:33
      Schattenkopienkennung: {941846aa-42ba-4ff4-a54b-1bf72a7ca695}
         Ursprüngliches Volume: (\\?\Volume{00a16889-8ac2-11e4-9ce8-806e6f6e6963
}\)\\?\Volume{00a16889-8ac2-11e4-9ce8-806e6f6e6963}\
         Schattenkopievolume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy9
         Quellcomputer: [Redacted]-HP
         Dienstcomputer: [Redacted]-HP
         Anbieter: "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0"
         Typ: ClientAccessibleWriters
         Attribute: Permanent, Clientzugänglich, Keine automatische Freigabe, Di
fferenziell, Automatisch wiederhergestellt

      Schattenkopienkennung: {2c27ce62-af7c-41e2-b9bd-689a68c5c581}
         Ursprüngliches Volume: (D:)\\?\Volume{00a1688d-8ac2-11e4-9ce8-806e6f6e6
963}\
         Schattenkopievolume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy11
         Quellcomputer: [Redacted]-HP
         Dienstcomputer: [Redacted]-HP
         Anbieter: "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0"
         Typ: ClientAccessibleWriters
         Attribute: Permanent, Clientzugänglich, Keine automatische Freigabe, Di
fferenziell, Automatisch wiederhergestellt

      Schattenkopienkennung: {13ae3fb9-cf31-43e3-9803-b8e98d52071a}
         Ursprüngliches Volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{00a1688b-8ac2-11e4-9ce8-806e6f6e6
963}\
         Schattenkopievolume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy10
         Quellcomputer: [Redacted]-HP
         Dienstcomputer: [Redacted]-HP
         Anbieter: "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0"
         Typ: ClientAccessibleWriters
         Attribute: Permanent, Clientzugänglich, Keine automatische Freigabe, Di
fferenziell, Automatisch wiederhergestellt

Inhalte der Schattenkopiesatzkennung: {3f1d675d-8129-4768-ba4f-44a3caa95d33}
   3 Schattenkopie(n) war(en) enthalten bei der Erstellungszeit: 27.12.2014 03:3
5:04
      Schattenkopienkennung: {4cb7654d-e24d-472c-a2d0-8c0f9e2f9f1f}
         Ursprüngliches Volume: (D:)\\?\Volume{00a1688d-8ac2-11e4-9ce8-806e6f6e6
963}\
         Schattenkopievolume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy3
         Quellcomputer: [Redacted]-HP
         Dienstcomputer: [Redacted]-HP
         Anbieter: "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0"
         Typ: ClientAccessibleWriters
         Attribute: Permanent, Clientzugänglich, Keine automatische Freigabe, Di
fferenziell, Automatisch wiederhergestellt

      Schattenkopienkennung: {2a6b5aaf-623a-4e04-ac5e-9ba20298baaf}
         Ursprüngliches Volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{00a1688b-8ac2-11e4-9ce8-806e6f6e6
963}\
         Schattenkopievolume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy2
         Quellcomputer: [Redacted]-HP
         Dienstcomputer: [Redacted]-HP
         Anbieter: "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0"
         Typ: ClientAccessibleWriters
         Attribute: Permanent, Clientzugänglich, Keine automatische Freigabe, Di
fferenziell, Automatisch wiederhergestellt

Inhalte der Schattenkopiesatzkennung: {a45b985d-b7fb-4c7c-b6a1-e9b6e852ed4b}
   3 Schattenkopie(n) war(en) enthalten bei der Erstellungszeit: 30.12.2014 10:1
0:23
      Schattenkopienkennung: {2922ca98-c398-484b-8962-d31b6a8298f4}
         Ursprüngliches Volume: (D:)\\?\Volume{00a1688d-8ac2-11e4-9ce8-806e6f6e6
963}\
         Schattenkopievolume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy7
         Quellcomputer: [Redacted]-HP
         Dienstcomputer: [Redacted]-HP
         Anbieter: "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0"
         Typ: ClientAccessibleWriters
         Attribute: Permanent, Clientzugänglich, Keine automatische Freigabe, Di
fferenziell, Automatisch wiederhergestellt

      Schattenkopienkennung: {e1f8cfc1-fe12-4718-9652-e738beb9d239}
         Ursprüngliches Volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{00a1688b-8ac2-11e4-9ce8-806e6f6e6
963}\
         Schattenkopievolume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy6
         Quellcomputer: [Redacted]-HP
         Dienstcomputer: [Redacted]-HP
         Anbieter: "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0"
         Typ: ClientAccessibleWriters
         Attribute: Permanent, Clientzugänglich, Keine automatische Freigabe, Di
fferenziell, Automatisch wiederhergestellt
Anything out of the ordinary that you can see?
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02 Jan 2015   #8
malvoglio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
The recovery partition's contents should never change, therefore you should have no need of having multiple restore points for something that doesn't change.
Makes sense to me. Thanks for your reply!
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02 Jan 2015   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There are at least 2 restore points on D:\

Quote:
Ursprüngliches Volume: (D)
To get rid of them, run the following command:

vssadmin delete shadows /For=D:
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02 Jan 2015   #10
malvoglio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Okay, done. As a nice side-effect, after I did this and also switched off Sys Restore for D: and E:, the duplicate entries for "SYSTEM (nicht vorhanden)" and "C: (nicht vorhanden)" are now gone as well.
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