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mlkarel2010 01-12-2009 10:21 PM

Dumb question, but try not to laugh too hard
I'm new to vista and newerish technology.

My laptop has 2 drives the C: and the D:

but nothing is saved to the D: and I just want to know what it is there for and what not. Any one want to bear with me and my ignorance?

NorthernMama 01-12-2009 10:44 PM

Probably it is referring to your CD drive... put a CD in and then click on D in My Computer -- what do you see?

mlkarel2010 01-12-2009 11:13 PM

I'm pretty sure it's not my CD drive. It says D: (DATA) and it has 111G of 111G free

Jehanzeb 01-13-2009 04:14 AM

That is your secondary drive partition. What does C says? How big is C drive?

I think the whole hard drive would be a 250GB and they have partitioned it into two drives. The D Drive is there to store your documents which in case if your vista crashes, atleast you'll have your documents saved into D drive.

The partition drives are created, in case of emergency you have format your C drive, your data will still be safe as the system will not format the D drive (unless or otherwise done deliberately).

Think of it as having another hard drive in your PC.

Do I make sense here?

Oh and try saving something on the D drive and let me know.


TaMMa89 01-13-2009 03:58 PM

Hey! I've just same thing on my laptop! :D

Cd drive is called E.

Jehanzeb 01-13-2009 05:43 PM

Yeah I think that would be a DVDRW drive if you look at the side of the drive it should say on it.


mlkarel2010 01-13-2009 06:10 PM

My C and D are the same size. So the D is for backing up files right? Ok that's what I thought, but I didn't want to do something wrong and save stuff under there that shouldn't be saved under there

Jehanzeb 01-13-2009 06:18 PM

just like I suspected, yes you can save the files there and infact test it. Save a word document on it and re-open it by going into the D drive and open the file and once you are happy, you can start saving files there :D


mlkarel2010 01-13-2009 07:05 PM

ok, that's cool! thanks!

Jehanzeb 01-14-2009 07:25 AM

No problem. Glad to help :D


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