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Windows 7: D Partition almost full

05 Aug 2015   #1
Bernardus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
D Partition almost full

The D partition is almost filled.
Why is windows 7 creating a mysterious partition D and how to expand it?
I can try to shrink C a bit in favour of D. but every new program eats more C drive.
I also have a very large partition E, but filled with a lot of data like backups and personal folders.
With a partition-tool it may be possible, but shifting a lot of data may cause problems.
Or I may backup these partitions and change the original drive partitioning.
Than copy these backups into the new partitions.
What size should D have? What's it's purpose?


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05 Aug 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Could you complete this tutorial by Golden so folks can have a look see what your have.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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05 Aug 2015   #3
Bernardus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You mean something like this?



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05 Aug 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please complete the tutorial I posted (#2) exactly as the tutorial instructs you to.
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06 Aug 2015   #5
Bernardus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Don't understand the fuss, but here is another one of the same stuff.


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06 Aug 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm not fussing I just want to see all the information.
We use the forums tutorial for a reason. It makes it easier for those trying to help.

I don't read your language but from what I can tell your Reserve has a Drive letter and it shouldn't.

Here are a couple of things that will help you understand a Reserve partition.

System Reserved : Create Using Disk Management

What is the System Reserved Partition and Can You Delete It?



Example from my system.

D Partition almost full-disc-management.jpg


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06 Aug 2015   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

System Reserved contains the boot files on your PC.

You could copy your boot files to C and then delete the System Reserved if you wanted to, but that's not necessary.

As Bear mentioned, it should NOT have a drive letter.

Nor should it be full or almost full. Usually, it is larger than 100 mb. More often, it is 200 or 300 mb in size.

The space used by System Reserved would not normally change over time. It's made when Windows is installed and usually is static after that is done.

I'm not sure that it being full is necessarily a problem. It might be.

Usually, you'd like to just leave it alone and not change it at all.

I'm guessing you deliberately gave it a drive letter? It doesn't want or need one.

I'd remove the drive letter and see if it being full causes any problems. If not, leave it alone. If being full causes problems, then worry about that when it happens.

Your C partition is also starting to get crowded at 22% free. I'd leave it alone for now, but if it got down to say 12% or 15% free, I might try to enlarge it.

I see that you are using logical partitions for G and H. Nothing wrong with that, but it can make it more difficult to manipulate partitions if it comes to that. I'd just leave it as is for now.
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