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ok if i delete whats on the d: recovery drive, can i just do another back up and there will be no harm done? i have alot of backup files in there and its says my disk space is low on d recovery drive. i just wanted to make sure it would not bother any of my fles on c drive and operating system.
 

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Re: Need help with recovery d drive

I would not recommend deleting (or formatting) any files assocaited with the Recovery D: Drive or partition. It is needed to restore Windows back to Factory Settings (Reinstall of WIndows). If this is not a Factory Restore partition if it is a WIndows backup (Image) then you can go ahead and delete any files you wish in D: it will not impact any files in the C: drive.


Question is it the D: drive a standalone HDD or a partition from C: and is it a factory recovery partition which will be about 4GB in size.

Give us a snapshot with Explorer (Computer) open.
 

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Re: Need help with recovery d drive

The recovery partition is for the exclusive us of the recovery system. You should not add or delete files or modify it's contents in any way. It is not for your use. I know that many people assign it a drive letter and use it for their own purposes but this is not recommended. This could prevent system recovery if that should become necessary.
 

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Re: Need help with recovery d drive

But the recovery partition on d: drive says the disk space is low and making my pc run slow. dont i need to delete something like back up files ?
 

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The state of the recovery partition will have no impact on system performance. To Windows the recovery partition is just another partition it knows nothing about.
 
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