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Gamblin22

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Is there a way to remove unused programs from my D drive? The File System is "FAT32" . Capacity is at 6.07 GB, Free Space is 735MB, Percent of free Space is 11%. I am pretty sure there are programs that are no longer used on this drive, and would like to know what I can do to free up space on this drive, if anything.

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If you don't need any of the programs on drive D: it would be easiest to backup any data on the disk that you may need and reformat it to NTFS file system. After format you can return the data back to the disk.
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How do I go about backing up this data on this drive? And How do I reformat to NTFS file system? I have some DVD-R disc available if I need them for this process.

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Edited by Gamblin22, 24 March 2007 - 11:04 AM.

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BTW- my operating system is Windows 2000, Windows XP SP2.

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If there is enough space on your c: drive then the easiest way is to copy the files that you want to keep from d: and paste them to c:

After copying the files to c: go to "my computer" click c: and open the folder in which you kept the files from d:. This is done to make sure that everything was copied.

If there is not enough space on c: then you can burn the files to a cd.

To format d: go to "my computer", right click d: and choose the format option. By default it should format to ntfs, full format (as opposed to quick format, which you don't want now).
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Bearing in mind that if you wipe Drive D, your built-in system Recovery options will no longer work and you will lose everything that was preinstalled on your HP computer if you need to use a Windows CD to recover the system later.

Edited by Neil Jones, 25 March 2007 - 03:55 AM.

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Thanks for the replies. I'll give that a try as far as burning a copy to CD. I made a copy of everything (Recovery CD's) when I first got this computer, just in case I ever needed it.I appreciate the tip!

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