cleaning up Recovery D: to make room for backups? can't delete files

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Dave Horne, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Dave Horne

    Dave Horne Guest

    I just rec'd an error message that my last automatic backup to drive D
    failed because of insufficient space. I am directed to delete files. I
    jump through hoops, 'more options', everything - nothing seems to work. I
    have the option to delete all but the latest system restore files. I
    'delete' them but when I look at the D drive it is still full.

    Suggestions? (I have Administrator privileges, it's my home computer. Vista
    Home Premium)
    Dave Horne, Mar 25, 2007
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  2. Dave Horne

    JimR Guest

    If all you have are backups on D:\, you can turn off system restore on D:\.
    JimR, Mar 25, 2007
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  3. Dave Horne

    Dave Horne Guest

    Well, I managed to delete enough files from that hard drive but that could
    only be accomplished from SafeMode.

    This is not a major issue but I can well imagine that many users don't have
    a clue re SafeMode and will be unable to complete a back up once their D
    drive is full.
    Dave Horne, Mar 25, 2007
  4. Dave Horne

    Nancy Guest

    I had had this problem too. Same thing you describe exactly. Was on the
    phone with support for a long time. Finally I figured it out after we hung
    up. Reformated the D drive ... worked great!
    Nancy, Mar 26, 2007
  5. Dave Horne

    Nancy Guest

    P.S. Be sure you have made recovery disks before you format the D drive!
    Nancy, Mar 26, 2007
  6. Dave Horne

    Dave Horne Guest

    Nancy, thanks for the comments.

    Dave Horne, Mar 26, 2007
  7. Dave Horne

    Nancy Guest

    You're welcome!

    Nancy, Mar 26, 2007
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