Solved My D drive says it has 11 GB on it but I can't find any file

February 1, 2019 at 20:26:21
Specs: Windows 10
My D drive somehow is labeled RECOVERY. It says there are 11 GB stored on it but I can't find any files when I click on it. My C drive which is supposed to be for programs is running fine.
I ran chkdsk as admin and this is what it reads
C:\WINDOWS\system32>chkdsk d:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is RECOVERY.

WARNING! /F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
512 file records processed.
File verification completed.
0 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.

Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
1 reparse records processed.
778 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.
0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.
1 reparse records processed.

Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
Security descriptor verification completed.
133 data files processed.

Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
No further action is required.

13285375 KB total disk space.
11646096 KB in 237 files.
112 KB in 135 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
21531 KB in use by the system.
20192 KB occupied by the log file.
1617636 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
3321343 total allocation units on disk.
404409 allocation units available on disk.

Any ideas on what is going on? I can save new files to the D drive.

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February 2, 2019 at 21:02:57
The OP probably means the drive is 1TB though It does take a lot to fill up a 1TB drive, it certainly is possible.
You can either get an external drive or get an internal 3TB drive. If you have a desktop system, you just add the drive, partition and format it in Disk Manager and use it for your storage. If your system is a laptop you also purchase a SATA to USB3 cable and clone your existing drive to it (entire drive, not just the C partition) and swap the drives. Most drive companies offer free cloning software for download. Best option.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
February 1, 2019 at 20:37:02
Do Not Touch your D drive!
That is your Recovery Drive and it is deliberately invisible to Windows itself!
If your system is ever damaged beyond repair by mistake or infection, the Factory Restore option uses the Recovery Drive to completely wipe and restore your hard drive to its factory shipped condition.
Of course you will loose everything so first steps need to be taken to try to save your personal files onto external media and later scanned for infections but it can be used to get the machine running again. If you mess with the drive then you take the chance that it will become unusable.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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February 1, 2019 at 20:46:44
ok. Thanks. I'll get an external drive to save my files because the C is only 1 GB and almost full.

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#3
February 1, 2019 at 21:59:59
"D drive somehow is labeled RECOVERY. It says there are 11 GB"
If 11 GB is correct, that is very high, mine is 1/2 GB.

If not a laptop, turn off hibernation.

How to Open and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...


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#4
February 2, 2019 at 07:10:36
"the C is only 1 GB and almost full"

There is no way your C-drive is only 1GB. Where are you coming up with that? Windows 10 32-bit requires a minimum of 16GB & the 64-bit version requires a minimum of 20GB.


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#5
February 2, 2019 at 07:46:52
Go to your C drive, right click it, go to Properties and give us all the size data.

Then go to the C drive again and double click it. See if you can see the folders PROGRAM FILES and WINDOWS (Program files might have x86 after it). If you can see those two folders then that is your system drive.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
February 2, 2019 at 10:51:49
Just had a look at my HP laptop (win7 x64) for comparison. It has a 320GB HDD with actual capacity of approx 298GB. I have no games installed & only minimal added software. Here's the results using Disk Management:

OS (C:) - 285GB capacity, 231GB Free Space, 81% free
RECOVERY (D:) - 12.7GB capacity, 3.3GB Free Space, 26% free
System Reserved - 356MB capacity, 324MB Free Space, 91% free


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February 2, 2019 at 21:02:57
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The OP probably means the drive is 1TB though It does take a lot to fill up a 1TB drive, it certainly is possible.
You can either get an external drive or get an internal 3TB drive. If you have a desktop system, you just add the drive, partition and format it in Disk Manager and use it for your storage. If your system is a laptop you also purchase a SATA to USB3 cable and clone your existing drive to it (entire drive, not just the C partition) and swap the drives. Most drive companies offer free cloning software for download. Best option.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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