You give no information about your laptop...
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
>I can not access or use my d drive for downloads, etc.. I do not know how
> get new downloads to go on that drive, it wont let me choose which drive
> puts it all on my C drive.. which means my free space on my new laptop is
> very limited.. Can someone help me, please?