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.

Prerequisites: Windows 10, Admin privileges on the device, and knowledge of how to use Command Prompt

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus 

Estimated Time: 5 Minutes

Expected Outcome: The D: drive will disappear and no error messages will be present after a system restart

Tools Required: Only the Windows Machine

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Steps to Perform

  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