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how to use local disk D

  1. #1


    mthaner Guest

    how to use local disk D

    I can not access or use my d drive for downloads, etc.. I do not know how to
    get new downloads to go on that drive, it wont let me choose which drive it
    puts it all on my C drive.. which means my free space on my new laptop is
    very limited.. Can someone help me, please?



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  2. #2


    Malke Guest

    Re: how to use local disk D

    mthaner wrote:

    > I can not access or use my d drive for downloads, etc.. I do not know how to
    > get new downloads to go on that drive, it wont let me choose which drive it
    > puts it all on my C drive.. which means my free space on my new laptop is
    > very limited.. Can someone help me, please?
    More information, please. What is your D: drive? What happens when you
    point a download to it? If you get an error message, please quote the
    exact text.

    Go to Administrative Tools>Disk Management and look at what you actually
    have as far as a hard drive and its partitions. Post what you see.


    Malke
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  3. #3


    Patrick Guest

    Re: how to use local disk D

    You give no information about your laptop...
    Assumption:

    Most likely - the D:\ drive on your "new laptop"
    is a restore partition created by the manufacturer of your laptop.
    If this is the case you cannot access it - by design.

    If you don't care about maintaining the image stored on this partition
    if case you have to reinstall - you may be able to reformat via computer
    management > disk management - it and use the space.

    Do not recommend this unless you are extremely knowledgeable about
    your hardware and installation of OS.




    "mthaner" <mthaner@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:2088A2F7-A0D9-4B2A-B0A5-B1838F81475F@xxxxxx

    >I can not access or use my d drive for downloads, etc.. I do not know how
    >to
    > get new downloads to go on that drive, it wont let me choose which drive
    > it
    > puts it all on my C drive.. which means my free space on my new laptop is
    > very limited.. Can someone help me, please?
    >
    >


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  4. #4


    Linda Davis Guest

    Recovery(D)

    My Recovery (D) is full. everytime my computer tries to back up files It tells me "Backup failed" I cannot get into D to delete old files. Whatcan I do?

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  5. #5


    Dave Guest

    Re: Recovery(D)

    You are not supposed to backup to the Recovery partition. That should only
    contain the files necessary to return your computer to it's original state.
    If you do not have another drive, then purchase an external USB drive, and
    backup to that.

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    "Linda Davis" wrote in message news:200851010923themommydear@xxxxxx

    > My Recovery (D) is full. everytime my computer tries to back up files It
    > tells me "Backup failed" I cannot get into D to delete old files. Whatcan
    > I do?

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  6. #6


    DL Guest

    Re: Recovery(D)

    The recovery drive contains files that are required to recover your PC to
    factory supplied spec. Check your help/paperwork that came with your PC as
    to whether you are supposed to create recovery DVD's.

    The recovery drive is usually 15gb or less & is not meant to be used for
    other than the recovery files.
    Backing up to the same drive that contains your o/s is pretty much a waste
    of time. If the drive fails so does your backup
    Backups should be to a seperate drive/media

    <Linda Davis> wrote in message news:200851010923themommydear@xxxxxx

    > My Recovery (D) is full. everytime my computer tries to back up files It
    > tells me "Backup failed" I cannot get into D to delete old files. Whatcan
    > I do?


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