Dear Computer Lady,
My D drive is almost full (99%) Is there a way I can clean just this one drive?
I would appreciate your help.
Thanks for your email and website.
On almost all computers these days, the D drive is not meant for file storage, but instead contains a recovery partition that can be used to recover your computer back to factory condition if needed.
This recovery partition is only large enough to store the files needed for reinstalling Windows on your computer. It is meant to be that way.
If you have been storing files on the D drive, you need to move those files to your main, C drive, or some sort of external drive.
Please be careful though, if you delete any of the recovery files, it will prevent you from recovering your computer if needed.
Hope this helps, Elizabeth
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