Recovery Drive D full

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by pedro_mrod, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. pedro_mrod

    pedro_mrod Guest

    My HP RECOVERY (D:) is full. Total size is 6.59 GB with 452 MB of free
    space(7% free). What can I do to delete/free up space? When I first purchased
    the notebook, I made two DVD recovery backups. Does this mean I don't need
    the Recovery Drive? Can I delete it? If so, how?
    pedro_mrod, Jul 3, 2008
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  2. The only files that should be on your recovery partition are image files to
    return your PC back to factory conditions. You shouldn't be saving any files
    to this partition.

    If there is nothing else on the partition but the recovery files then leave
    well alone. If, on the other hand, you have been saving your own files to
    this partition, then I suggest you remove them to a DVD or your C: partition
    Documents folder.


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  3. pedro_mrod

    C.B. Guest

    Have you tested your DVD recovery backups to determine if they work? I
    would keep the recovery partition and delete everything from it except for
    the recovery files. Buy an external drive if you need more space or get a
    larger internal drive and transfer all your data to it.

    C.B., Jul 4, 2008
  4. D: should be nearly full. Why have more space for the recovery partition
    than is needed? The larger question is do you need additional space? These
    days another 6GB is small change. If C: is filling up consider an external
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 4, 2008
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