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Windows C drive size vs Drivers


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#1 teatrap

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 10:20 PM

Just noticed this on the computer I'm using :

 

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Not sure why the C drive is so small compared to the Drivers? I'm not even sure what the drivers drive is... I thought it usually said recovery there? 

 

If anyone has any light they could shed that'd be ace. 


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:52 PM

Those C and D drive are the same physical drive, just seperate into 2 partitions. I think your HDD is about 500GB so this is good.

 

Normally, the C drive partition is smaller than other because its main purpose is to store OS files, which is normally about 20GB, plus some of your files, then it will not more than 100 GB. And your DRIVERS partition is a partition use to store files, or drivers,etc. These can be change later but need reformatting of all partitions.

 

And the word DRIVERS there can be change by going to properties menu because it is just a volume name of the partition.

 

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 05:54 AM

Oh right -  well on my computer this is how it looks :

 

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I have the C Drive with everything on it then there's a recovery partition. 

 

Also - the (D: ) Drivers Partition on the other computer is completely empty which confuses me a bit. At the moment it's not being used - If i just delete this partition will that create more space in the C drive? Is there a reason not to do that? 

 

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 06:12 AM

It just the way the shop or the user choice to create the partition. In the first place the HDD is purchased, normally it will have 1 parition, then reformat it and seperate into 2 or more parititons. You can do that by yourself, but all data will be lost. You can use some tools to manage partitons without data loss, but I'm not sure, you can google to see the proper instructions.

 

If you delete the RECOVERY partition, the C drive won't increase its size, you need to repartition it. I think your RECOVERY partition is the place OS or your backup program store the information, actually it is quite not safe to save all information in the parititon OS is store, in case of OS reinstall you will lost all data, up its but to the user. This is why you have RECOVERY patition there in case of failure. And I think you 900GB partition have a plenty lot of space.

 

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