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Cleaning out the D drive?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by NYCGurl, Apr 13, 2008.

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  1. NYCGurl

    NYCGurl Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    My D drive has only 4% of space left. I would like to either clean it out or delete some things that are in it. How do I safely do this without reformatting my entire computer? I do Not want to wipe the whole computer, just free up some space on the D drive, without having to reinstall anything.

    thanks :)
     
  2. steven1350

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    It is always safe to clean out files without reinstalling windows. If there is only 4% left on your hard drive (and not a partition), just go over files and program that you do not use/need anymore and rid of them

    If it is a partition which is running out of space, then you can safely expand the partition while shrinking another one. There are plenty of free utilities out there to do this
     
  3. NYCGurl

    NYCGurl Thread Starter

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    Hi Steven,

    my D drive is my recovery drive. How would I expand it to make more space?
     
  4. steven1350

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    There are plenty of tools out there to use. Some of these include Partition Magic, GParted.

    With these you can shink some partition, and then grow other Partitions in the free'd up space
     
  5. Rich-M

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    You need 3rd party software as mentioned if you are on XP whereas Vista could do that
    internally in Disk management.
     
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