Windows 10 Drive D Low Space

Windows 10 computers sometimes have an issue of adding a drive letter to the recovery partition. This can happen during an update or sometimes when a program modifies the partition information. Below are the steps to correct this behavior.

Difficulty: Nerd

Estimated Time: 5 minutes

Prerequisites: Windows 10 usage; Terminal usage; Run as Admin usage

Expected Outcome: Drive D will disappear and no error messages will be seen after restart of computer.

Steps to Complete

  1. Click your Start Button, type cmd, then right-click Command Prompt and choose 'Run as Administrator' 
  2. A new terminal window will appear with your cursor ready for typing commands
    1. Type diskpart  and press ENTER
    2. Type select volume D 
    3. Type remove letter=D 
  3. Close Terminal window and restart your PC