Hello all - Once again I'm reaching out for any help you all might have. I'm not a techie, so please bear with me if I use wrong terms for things. I'll do the best I can. :-D
Admins, please feel free to move this thread if it's in the wrong place.
I have a Samsung laptop that's a little on the older side, with Windows 7. It has two disk drives, C and D. I've seen both of them in the Disk Management screen before, and once I even figured out how to reallocate space on them. But today, after I downloaded a couple of movies, I got an error message that says I don't have enough space on drive C. OK, I said to myself...I'll go in and see if anything can be moved to the D drive. Well, there is no D drive anymore. When I click on "Computer" in the start menu, it only shows C (and the DVD drives, but I'm not worried about those. Half the time I forget the laptop even has a DVD drive, lol.). D used to be right next to C, and now there's nothing there.
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I Googled a little and learned how to go into Disk Management. I see that there is the C drive, and several other boxes that don't appear to have drive letters assigned to them. I'm guessing that's where everything is that was on D.
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The article I was reading said to reformat the unnamed space and rename it. But that sounds like I'll be erasing it, like when you reformat an SD card. There was a lot of stuff stored on D that I can't lose.
Can someone tell me how to recover D without losing anything? An explanation of what happened and how I can avoid doing it again would also be helpful, if it's possible to determine that.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Edited by TrishaK, 26 May 2015 - 01:05 PM.