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Windows 7: D drive almost full...don't know how to fix this

28 Sep 2010   #1
antes98

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 
D drive almost full...don't know how to fix this

Hey all! My D drive is at 1.14 GB free of 12.47 GB. I think this is due to backups for restore taking up space. But I can't remember how to change this. This is probably a dumb question but I just draw a blank when I try to figure out how to fix it.

Thanks in advance for help and I greatly appreciate it!

Christy


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28 Sep 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Christy I would leave it alone and use as a restore area.
Use your main hard drive to play with. IMHO
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28 Sep 2010   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Try deleting any old backup from the D Drive. It should free up some space. Also, run disk cleanup and it will try to free some more disk space.
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28 Sep 2010   #4
antes98

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

If it won't cause problems then this "fix" is easy! I don't use D for anything..I just noticed it when I was looking for a file.
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28 Sep 2010   #5
antes98

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

I ran disk cleanup earlier and the only thing it gave me to clean was 0 Mb in Recycle Bin. So in other words, there was nothing to clean.

I can't remember how to "Try deleting any old backup from the D Drive."



Thanks!
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28 Sep 2010   #6
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Simply select the backup you wish to delete and press Shift+Delete button on your keyboard.
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28 Sep 2010   #7
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Is this a laptop?
Is the D: drive the Laptop's recovery partition? Or one you created?
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28 Sep 2010   #8
antes98

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

TVeblen-

This is not a laptop. It's a HP TouchSmart 300. I believe D is the Recovery. It actually says: FACTORY_IMAGE (D
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28 Sep 2010   #9
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Go back and read Post #2 and leave it alone! IMHO
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28 Sep 2010   #10
antes98

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

Howling..I haven't done anything to it. Just responding to posts.
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