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D drive - how full is too full?

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#1 marberbc


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 06:04 PM

Regarding my Recovery (D) Drive -- how full is too full?
Mine is currently
Used space 7.84 GB
Free space 2.15 GB
Capacity 9.99 GB
I've run the disk cleanup and clear restore points.There's a box that can be checked to ''Compress this drive to save disk space'', would that be wise, any negatives?
I don't really know what D drive is for. I'm asking these questions because I saw on another thread that someone's D drive was full, and it didn't sound like a good thing.
I have Windows Vista SP2
RAM 4.00 GB
64-bit Operating System
Thanks for any input!

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 07:15 PM

You won't need to even go near the D drive unless you're fixing your computer. Data won't be written onto it, so try to just leave it alone. The D drive shouldn't ever really get "full".

The D drive is a recovery drive that will only be needed to fix a computer. I would advise to not do anything to it, because you could seriously mess up your computer. I don't think it would be a good idea to compress the drive.

All of your data will be stored on the C drive, unless you tell it to go somewhere else.. Even when your C drive is full, try not to put anything in the D drive, it could just mess up your PC.

I am a (semi) PC enthusiast, and I have never had to do anything with the D drive.

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 07:51 PM



Thanks for the advice. It makes sense.

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:32 PM

If you ever have to reinstall your operating system you do it from the recovery drive. This takes the place of the disks that manufacturers used to use.


FurryRose is 100% correct that you don't need to do anything to that drive.

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