Deleting files from full d drive partition

Samsung Sf510 15.6" led notebook - core...
November 20, 2011 at 08:14:11
Specs: Windows 7
My D drive is currently full. Is there a way to view and delete these files? Thanks

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#1
November 20, 2011 at 08:36:22
Unless you got restore disks with your laptop, the D drive is probably hidden for a reason. It contains the restore partition for your machine, should anything go wrong and you need to restore it to factory condition. If you can see it in disk management, what is the size of it? Can you tell if it's a partition ? What is the size of your hard drive in total?

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#2
November 20, 2011 at 08:44:13
I have 230GB partitioned to C: and 345GB to D:
The chkdsk report was as follows... if that helps any
362663935 KB total disk space.
350714772 KB in 3792 files.
1728 KB in 59 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
82275 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
11865160 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
90665983 total allocation units on disk.
2966290 allocation units available on disk.


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#3
November 20, 2011 at 09:00:02
There are too many variables here to provide meaningful advice.

As stated by grasshopper, your laptop should have come with a restore partition which would have been labeled D. however, it would not have been that large.

Did your laptop come with Windows 7 pre-installed?
Is the current hard drive the original drive?
Did you repartition your hard drive at some point in the past?
Do you have factory restore disks available for that laptop?


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#4
November 20, 2011 at 09:07:03
WIN7 was pre-installed and it is the original hard drive.

I have been having issues with the drive being full since I completed a system restore after a virus.

I don't have any restore disks unfortunately.

Thanks for the help


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#5
November 20, 2011 at 09:13:37
You responded to 3 of 4 questions. "Did you repartition your hard drive at some point in the past"?

Go to Windows Disk Management and post all the information for all the partitions that show there.



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#6
November 20, 2011 at 09:23:44
Im in disk management but I'm not sure exactly what information you need and how to post it.

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#7
November 20, 2011 at 11:20:33
The D: partition is full of .zip files in 2 Backup Set Folders. 100s of GBs of them. What are all these?

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#8
November 20, 2011 at 11:43:38
My request was simple enough. When you enter Disk Management you will see all partitions that are part of the hard drive. List ALL the information you see there. There shouldn't be that much. Looking for Layout, Type, File system, Status

Open some of them to see. Do you have a program to open zip files?

You still didn't answer the one question I posted twice. Here it is again.

"Did you repartition your hard drive at some point in the past"? I am trying to determine if the D partition was expanded or if the entire drive was reworked.

Many downloads come in zip format to make the download smaller. Do you do a lot of downloading? The file name in front of the file extension should give you some indication of what those files are. Right now I am trying to determine if you have restore files on the D partition. Usually when you modify that partition you can't perform a factory restore.


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#9
November 20, 2011 at 11:57:08
I do not recall repartitioning the drives. But I'm positive that I had not partitioned so much space to D initially. I'm not sure when or how it became larger than my primary c drive. Like I mentioned, I did a system restore and I feel as though the issues stemmed from that.

I opened a few of the .zips and they contained a folder 'C' in which I found bits and pieces of backed up data from before the system restore. Some movies and music but far from all of the data I had previously.


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#10
November 20, 2011 at 14:15:20
You still haven't posted the information I asked for from Disk Management.

When you performed a restore was that using Windows restore or a factory restore? Or don't you know?

It sounds to me as though you no longer have the factory restore files on the D partition.


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