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D drive is full

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  • Started 6 years ago by birdy48
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birdy48
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My Dell computer Recovery D drive is full. I have 10GB space I want to enlarge to 20 GB

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supermansghost
supermansghost
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Do you have any other free space on the disk to make the partition larger?

Typically if your drive runs out of space you'll need to clean off some files.

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birdy48
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I have Lots of free space on my c drive.

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supermansghost
supermansghost
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Well, you won't be able to enlarge that partition without commercial software or using gparted. The problem is that you can shrink your C drive, but you can't move a partition's position with the built-in software, which would be required.

Your better option would be to remove some of the files on the partition. There's no way you'd need that much space for a restore.

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xcapepr
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Hmm, is the D:\ partition a regular FAT32 or NTFS partition? It may have a different type of partition that may be proprietary to the backup program that Dell uses. Verify that first. If so, you could mess up your computer from doing the backup or not booting at all. Contact Dell support if you can first.

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