At the beginning of December 2010 I bought an HP p6612p (Windows 7 Premium) with 686GB C Drive and a 12 GB D drive and now there is less than 2 GB of space left in my D drive. I keep getting this message: http://imgur.com/VHcxj
When I click on my D drive I see this: http://i.imgur.com/qwGoc.png
Obviously I am concerned since I am facing this problem and such little time has passed and I am already facing this problem.
What should I do?
Relax. The D drive is just for backups. It is a partition based off of the C drive. Usually, having it close to full is not an issue. I've had mine in the MB range for a long time now. If you get worried, you can resize the partition so it has more space. I wouldn't recommend resizing it until you're sure it is going to be a problem.
Some reasons why your D drive is getting full is because applications may be saving information there. The best thing to do is to look around the D drive, but don't touch unless you are absolutely sure of what you are doing. I had a video converter a few years ago that had an annoying habit of saving its output to the D drive automatically. A quick uninstall fixed that problem :). Anyway, my advice is to not worry about it. The D drive is practically useless except for backups, and they usually take up close to the full amount (12GB) on the drive.
Do you know you know how to add a new partition? I would make C drive about 70 odd GB, and the left over create D drive. And that would be about 616GB. And everything you put onto that backup drive, move that off there.
it will tell you what is on the drive by foldersize.
ccleaner to clean temp files
no offense but if you dont know what is happening on you machine – do not muck with with the partitions.
Generally you partiion a drive to have the c drive as your OS and program drive and the additonal partitions as your data and backup drives.
That way you can have duel boot of OS's, wipe the c drive, rebuild or ghost or what ever and not touch your data. Be aware your profile will be on c.
So dont touch unless you know what you are doing .
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