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Windows 7: Can't defrag DATA (D) drive?

30 Oct 2010   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
That is why I suggested Windirstat, the OP said he was not sure if it was the recovery partition.
I actually prefer a picture of the opened partitions. In WinDirStat, you cannot see the folders. Plus, it is more difficult to properly use.


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30 Oct 2010   #12
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Thats fine, but lets find out what the partition is.
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02 Nov 2010   #13
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Sorry for not getting back sooner. Opened DATA (D). 27 items, mostly: "eula" files and "install.res....dll" files (Application extension), Recycle Bin, VC_RED (winzip file), VC_RED (Windows Installer), vcredist (bitmap). As all have the date of modification (11/7/2007 - upgraded from Vista to W7 about 6 months ago), probably came with upgrade?
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02 Nov 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

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That looks like the Vista recovery partition that was left from your old installation. Unless you want to ever go back to Vista, I would delete the whole bit.
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02 Nov 2010   #15
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Hope you don't mind, but before deleting the DATA (D) folder, I would like to make sure that it is Vista and doesn't have anything that W7 might need. Here's a snapshot:

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02 Nov 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is hard to tell from the file names themselves. But since they all date from 2007, they cannot be from /7. The bin and the volume info is special anyhow.
If you like, you can keep them. But a defrag is really not in order.
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02 Nov 2010   #17
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

I've deleted everything except The Recycle Bin and the System Volume Information (wouldn't allow access to this folder). Of course, I'll hold the deletions in the Recycle Bin for a while to make sure nothing goes screwy.
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02 Nov 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sounds like a safe approach.
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02 Nov 2010   #19
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

How much free space is on the D: drive?
Typically needs 15% or more for the defragmenter to function.
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02 Nov 2010   #20
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
How much free space is on the D: drive?
Typically needs 15% or more for the defragmenter to function.
Used=116GB
Free=292GB
Capacity=293
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