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Old 01-17-2009, 11:04 AM   #1
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I want to know how to clear space in my D drive.

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Old 01-17-2009, 04:04 PM   #2
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Most times the D:\ drive is an optical drive, what is yours?

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Old 01-20-2009, 01:36 AM   #3
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Hey Clear in the sence ...Are you asking to Free up the DiskSpace ..Go for Disk Fragmentation ..Start->Run ->type Defrag ->select the Drive (for ur case D: )->Select Defragment
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A lot depends on what your D-drive is. On my computer, D is the restore drive and it's almost always better to leave it alone.

I try to keep my main data drive low use by archiving files I don't often need. Stuff I need occasionally I archive to zip files and keep them on the main data drive. Items I don't anticipate needing, I archive to a CD. (for instance, after my taxes are done I archive any data needed for them to a CD and put it in the folder with my tax return paper records.

I also search for any temp and recover files (they usually contain a ~ in the filename), and delete them.

Once I've archived and deleted everything I update my backup (I use SyncToy for this), then I run defrag on my main data drive. Then, if there are no problems with the defrag, I defrag my backup HD so it functions at its best, too.
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On mine the D:\ is my backup drive so we need to find out what the D:\ drive is before we can safely instruct what to do.
The OP needs to provide us more more information. Lets give them that chance.

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