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Windows 7: Recovery(C:) full and I can not save programs to OS (D:) drive

22 Oct 2015   #1
Fitzy

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Recovery(C:) full and I can not save programs to OS (D:) drive

My computer keeps trying to save programs that I download to my recovery drive which is full instead of my OS drive. How can I fix this?


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22 Oct 2015   #2
MarkP15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi Fitzy,

Can you send a screenshot of your disk management screen please?

1. Search "Disk Management" in the search box and press enter.

2. Confirm and type in an admin password if UAC pops up.

3. Take a screenshot and upload it here!

Kind Regards,

Mark
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22 Oct 2015   #3
Fitzy

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for your reply mark, Hopefully this works.


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22 Oct 2015   #4
MarkP15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi Fitzy,

It appears that your Recovery partition has been allocated the C letter and it shouldn't have any letter. To remove it, right-click the recovery partition, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths, then click Remove and then confirm.

You then want to change the OS partition to C as it's the main partition where you store all your personal data, program files and the operating system. Do the same above, but click change instead of remove and change it to C.

You can then restart and you'll need to make a registry edit (more on that later).

Kind Regards,

Mark
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22 Oct 2015   #5
Fitzy

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Paint is not allowing me to save ATM, so can't upload pic.

It has come up with an alert window stating "Assigning or removing drive letters on the current boot or page file volume is not allowed"
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22 Oct 2015   #6
MarkP15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi Fitzy,

Well, I'm sorry to say this is happened to a few people; check this thread out:

www.sevenforums.com/showthread.php?t=383781

The only option is a clean reinstall of Windows
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22 Oct 2015   #7
Fitzy

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Ok no worries thats what I thought. Thanks for your help any way.
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22 Oct 2015   #8
MarkP15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No problem
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22 Oct 2015   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That`s because your recovery partition (it`s not a drive) got labeled C, how did that ever happen ? Remove the letter, and the OS should be labeled C, not D, but changing it now will ruin it.

Backup your data, format the entire drive and reinstall windows, any questions, just ask.

Clean Install Windows 7

Who installed windows on that drive, it`s totally wrong
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