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Re Freshing Backup Drive D

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by matelote, Nov 15, 2018.

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  1. matelote

    matelote Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
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    Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics, 512 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (756 GB Free); D: 1863 GB (62 GB Free);
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    My Backup drive "D" (2TB with only 62 Gb free)) is some 6 years old, an obviously contains a lot of old data, as such as its just about full, as such I want to Refresh it by Deleting all data. and re assigning it as the my backup drive.
    My Drive "C" has 756 GB free of its 1Tb.

    Can I, reassign my Backup Drive (Temporarily) to Drive "C" and Reformat Drive D, then reassign it as my Backup Drive.

    AS a Novice your detailed assistance and guidance would be appreciated
    Regards

    Matelote
     
  2. Fireflycph

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    You can reassign different letters to your drives. However the one containing Windows, probably, not change, as it is in use by the system.

    If all you want to do is to wipe your second drive? Then go to Disk Management and delete the partition. REMEMBER that ALL data will be lost.

    After deleting the partition you can create a new one and proceed to format it.

    AGAIN: ALL DATA WILL BE LOST ON THE DRIVE WHERE YOU DELETE THE PARTITION.
     
  3. matelote

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    If I remember correctly I think that this Drive D has more than One partition, so I want to remove all partitions and dedicate the
    drive to Backup

    As such how do I proceed ????

    Matlote
     
  4. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Go into Disk Management and right click on a partition you want to remove then click on Delete Volume, do the same for all other partitions on the drive, then right click on the Unallocated space and then click on Format and create a single NTFS partition using all the Unallocated space.
     
  5. Fireflycph

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    Allan is right.
    Again, because It can't be said enough. ALL date on the partitions you remove will be deleted FOREVER.
    If you have something there you think you may need in the distant future? Back it up, twice.

    EDIT; Spelling errors etc. I can only, at the moment, write with my left hand.
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2018
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