How do I delete files on D drive

December 7, 2011 at 10:14:57
Specs: Windows 7
i have a toshiba laptop that shows both C (Windows) and D (Data) drives with a 233GB storage.
C drive has all files on, D only has HDD recovery files (6.56GB) but drive only shows 47.9GB free. How can I delete other 'hidden' files?

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#1
December 7, 2011 at 12:40:56
There might be some backup running to the D: You have to stop the backup first. Then you can delete the other files. Unhide the files first, so you know what's there. I used the command prompt to delete them for someone.

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#2
December 8, 2011 at 12:47:26
I do not know that there are any hidden files, I am assuming something must be taking up the memory. Limited storage available has been the same since new so not sure it can be something that I have created. Tried to run chkdsk, but screen only shows for a second then disappears. I am not an expert so any help is really appreciated.

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#3
December 8, 2011 at 19:18:42
Your D drive is your Recovery drive installed by the factory when the system was new. It is there in case you ever need to reinstall Windows and return your system to Factory shipped condition. It is best not to mess with it, it is your last resort repair.

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#4
December 9, 2011 at 05:24:32
I saw one where there was a scheduled task backup running & sending the backups to the D: drive. so I had to delete them & stop it from happening.

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