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Windows 7: Low Space Problem

21 Jul 2010   #1
kped814

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Low Space Problem

I installed a SSD hard drive and everything works fine but my problem is I get a low space warning everytime it starts up. I have 54gb free on my C drive and 240KB on my D (presario) drive. Is there a way to transfer free space from c drive to d drive without losing any data? Any help is appreciated.


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21 Jul 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

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Welcome!

Sorry, but that is not possible.

Do you really mean 240KB free on D, or 240GB?

Could you please post a screenshot of your full Disk Management window?

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21 Jul 2010   #3
kped814

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It is 240kb that I have left on D drive and 58gb on C drive.
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21 Jul 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Could you please post a screenshot of your full Disk Management window?

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Also use WinDirStat to see why you have so little space left on drive D.

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21 Jul 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Is your D drive a recovery partition? What might have happened that you did backups that uses D as default. You need to change the drive for file backup and cleanup D. You need at least 10% free space and for some operations even 15%.
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22 Jul 2010   #6
kped814

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From what I understand it is a recovery partion. Is there a way that I can take some of the free GB on C drive and add it to D drive or can I delete the recovery partion? I have made a recovery disk. Thanks for the help.
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22 Jul 2010   #7
theog

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Remove all data you have add to the Recovery Partition.
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22 Jul 2010   #8
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kped814 View Post
From what I understand it is a recovery partion. Is there a way that I can take some of the free GB on C drive and add it to D drive or can I delete the recovery partion? I have made a recovery disk. Thanks for the help.
It is possible to remove the recovery partition. But that would not be a smart move. Who knows whether your DVDs will work when needed. Then the recovery partition is a good fall-back.
I suggest that you move all files that are not part of the recovery partition to another media (e.g. external disk). I suspect they got there because you did not change the destination drive during data backup (which assumes D as default). In the future you have to choose another drive for such backups.
PS: Extending the D partition with space from the C partition is possible (but not with the windos facilities - you need a specialized program). But in this case it would not be appropriate.
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22 Jul 2010   #9
kped814

windows 7
 
 

When I open the drive to see what files there are the only thing that shows up is recovery. When I open the recovery file it says warning compaq recovery partion.
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22 Jul 2010   #10
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Could you please post a screenshot of your full Disk Management window?

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Also use WinDirStat to see why you have so little space left on drive D.

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