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Windows 7: Partition Adjustments

31 May 2015   #11
tricatz

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I would like to shrink or remove the "D" but I'm not sure if the files that are on it are necessary to operation or not.




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01 Jun 2015   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Your page file will just revert to C if you delete the D partition, I have no idea what all those other files are.

Just put them in a folder and put them on c, at least you`ll have them, whatever they are.
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01 Jun 2015   #13
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Possibly remnants of previous Windows Updates.

Folders with long random words and letters [Solved] - Hard Drives - Storage

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They are the MD5 and/or SHA1 of the Windows Updates.
- This makes look-up faster and far more reliable as two different patches with the same name will not have the same hash/HMAC values.
- https://www.google.com.au/search?q=md5+sha1

If they are over 72 hours old, and you have restarted since they can be safely deleted.
The Disk Clean-up Wizard generally ignores these folders.


32 hexadecimal characters (numbers, including A-F) gives 2^128 values; which is quite a lot.

Windows Updates stores files in a certain place, they then usually get extracted to the volume with the most free space prior to installation.
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01 Jun 2015   #14
tricatz

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

So, what is the "Logical Drive"? That is what is says that the drive is.
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01 Jun 2015   #15
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tricatz View Post
So, what is the "Logical Drive"? That is what is says that the drive is.
Think of it as a container represented by that green border, inside of which is that D partition.
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