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Win 7 user, have a Full "D Drive" what can I delete?

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October 21, 2012 11:32:00 PM

Hello,
My D drive have 1.5mb on it and that's it. When I got to properties it shows NOTHING in the trash can to be deleted... Anyone have any clue what I can and cannot free up, cause I'm lost.
October 21, 2012 11:35:36 PM

D drive is normally your CD drive. Do you have a disk in the drive? Any other partitions on your HDD?
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October 21, 2012 11:40:27 PM

what is on it? can you move some files c drive? Can't help you if you don't tell us what is on it.
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October 21, 2012 11:40:51 PM

D is labeled "Storage" it's a partition of the hdd two drives my main "C" and "D" When I open it is all nonsense labeled folders
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October 21, 2012 11:44:23 PM

HDGlassArt said:
D is labeled "Storage" it's a partition of the hdd two drives my main "C" and "D" When I open it is all nonsense labeled folders


take a screenshot and post it up here?
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October 22, 2012 12:44:01 AM

Hi there,

Is there anything specific you have been storing on the D partition?
You can double click on one of the folders to see if there are more subfolders or files you might be able to idenitfy. Might drill down to the file level on one or two of these and post another screenshot.

Where do you store your programs?

Finally, these GUID folders are almost all done at 3AM, when you might be automatically backing up your C drive. Are you running Win-7 BackUp and Restore on a schedule at night, or some other scheduled process for that time?

That might give us an idea of whats stored here, and if it's safe to delete.
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October 22, 2012 1:29:59 AM

those do look like incremental backup files, but aren't they usually compressed?
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October 22, 2012 2:59:01 AM

On this D drive, in the toolbar click on Tools, then Folder Options, then View. Click on the radiobutton that says Show all hidden files, and show hidden files folders etc.

That will show you all hidden files and folders on this drive. Also make the column visible that shows the file size of each of these entries.
Then give up another screenshot.

Another troubleshooting trick you can do is download and install on your C drive the applet called WinDirSTAT:

Here is the URL http://windirstat.info/
It's free. When doe you can just delete it if you don't need it anymore.

It will show you on this drive once everything is visible exactly what is taking up all the space.

One last thing to show is to go to Disk Management, especially the lower graphical area, upload a screenshot of the Disk Management dialog box, which will show if you have any ESP or MSR or other hidden partitions on this Drive0 Drive.
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