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"Recovery" folder in my D: drive taking up space. I can't access it.

\015 I recently sent in my laptop because the screen had frozen. The hard drive crashed and I was told it was replaced. However, the D: drive titled PRESARIO_RP only has 627 MB of free space out of 6.97 GB. When I try to open the only folder in the drive titled RECOVERY. It says that I should not delete any of the files ,but there is no way for me to alter or delete the files because a warning Recovery Partition comes up from Compaq. I am wondering, how do I get rid of these old files safely so that I can make space on my computer. These files are just wasting space and seem inaccessible. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.\015

Answers :

That is your recovery partition. If you were to run system restore or I beleive on that paticular computer if you were to hit f10 when the system is booting it would also run the system restore. This will restore the computer back to the way it was originally from the factory. You dont want to lose or erase that partition or the only way to reformat would be with an OS disk and you might have to go hunting for drivers.
They are not old files. The partition is your recovery partition that will allow you to restore the laptop to factory should your c: drive become corrupted. Do not delete this partition.
\015\012In the future if you need more space, it would be best purchase a bigger had drive
\015\012and have the partitions cloned over with a program called "Ghost" from Symantec.
\015\012If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
\015\012Thanks, Joe
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