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D Drive Is Full C Is Very Empty


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#1 raidencmc

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:58 PM

I got a pop up saying that my disk was full. I clicked on it and it ran cleanup and it did not help at all. When I look at the D drive which has the label local disk ( C has the label Windows) it shows the recovery folder and a back up folder. Both do not add up to the amount of space used. I am not sure what to do so ask me what info you need.

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:13 PM

When you open my computer and right click on your C drive and select properties, it gives you a little pie chart, study that well.

A full hard drive is a sick one, it's not healthy and you can lose data if not crash the whole computer.

You can open any files or folders on the C drive and use the properties to see the size and figure out what's gone wrong.
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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:28 PM

The C drive pie chart was about 3 quarters of free space. When I open the properties of the D drive it gives me the option to compress it will that help?

Edited by raidencmc, 21 January 2008 - 09:32 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:47 PM

The backup folder should not be on the D drive, as the backup files will continue to fill up that drive. Not that this is the complete answer to your problem, but it should help. For automatic backups, you can change the settings through the Control Panel.

In the Control Panel in Classic View, double-click on Backup and Restore Center.

Click the Back up files button. If the User Account Control box opens, select Continue.

In the Where do you want to save your backup? box, select the appropriate option for saving your backups, and click Next.

Select the file types to be saved, and click Next again.

Select a backup schedule and click Save settings and start backup. You can cancel it after the backup has started, but you do want to get those settings saved.

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 10:06 PM

open the D drive and under tools, folder options, view show hidden files and folders

I would leave D alone if it's a recovery partition set up by the manufacturer
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:15 AM

You can try examining the disks in Disk Manager. Right Click - My Computer and then Left Click - Manage.

Open Disk Management and you can observe your hard drives. Their drive letter, the size of each and how much free space is available on each.

If your D: drive is in fact your recovery partition, you don't want to mess with it. My Acer laptop has 9.76 GB of space in an unmarked partition (no drive letter) that holds the recovery files.

Good luck.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:04 PM

What I found out was it contained the recovery files, MediaID.bin and it is where the backup files are being put. I deleted all but the most current one. It gave me 1.24 GB of free space but still 8.51GB used up. I can't find any hidden files. Does this seem fine?

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:17 PM

who set vista to back up to that partition?
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:29 PM

That was the default. It can't backup to C because it is the drive that is being backed up.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:36 PM

I guess I would turn off any automatic scheduled backup and just do it manually
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:54 PM

In the settings I posted above, I have it set to back up to an external HD.




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