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Windows vista. my hard drive is divided into c and d. the c is almost full. it looks like i have "documents" and "photos" or "pictures" 2 or 3 different places (same documents & photos).

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  • gail_l_hill Jan 24, 2009

    Hi Setabocle. Is D where I'm supposed to put backups for the backup/recovery thingy? Mine is the opposite from what you said as far as D is empty, C is full. Having done a link thingy to transfer the stuff off my old computer to my new one, maybe everything got put into C because the old one didn't have a D.

    I'm trying to understand the directory tree. Somehow the Documents, Photos, etc that you click on in the start menu in my user account can actually be stored on C or D, but I have many copies of those same folders and don't know which ones the Start menu buttons are accessing. So I don't know which ones I can delete.

    Thanks for your help.

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One of those partitions is the recovery artition, you may have accidently moved some files into it D: should be the recovery partition and will usually be almost full. do not touch it, C: is the only one you want to play with. don't worry your computers fine :D

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