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Hi is there any personnel files on Recovery D? Like photos or music etc? I’m giving my laptop to a friend and just want to make sure there’s no personnel files in my computer because the recovery says it’s almost full but when I press on it says it’s empty please help me thanks 

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The Recovery partition does not typically hold any personal data - the partition is also quite small (by design) - just holding the little bit of data required to run the Recovery operation nearly fills the allotted space.

 

The Recovery partition is used to rebuild Windows.  The partition may - or may not - be intact (able to do its intended job).

 

Regardless, there is almost no chance that there is any personal data in the partition.  It would have taken a deliberate act for you to have put data in that location.

 

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Hi thanks for your reply. 
I have another question. I rebooted my laptop and the recovery D is still full. Is that normal? Is there any way to find out what’s on that drive? 
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You are welcome.

 

Yes, it is normal for "D" Recovery to stay nearly full to capacity.  It is just a little partition made to hold just the recovery data.

 

Honestly, I've not seen an XP box for a very long time.  With an admin privileged account it was possible to click into the partition, examine the data (well, look at it), and - if not careful - damage the contents or even accidently add data (files).

 

This is such a big topic and one that has been thoroughly discussed, examined, and dissected for many years.  The result:  There are hundreds (likely thousands) of very good articles on the Internet to help you learn about and understand the Recovery partition.  You can learn a little bit and be happy - good for most people - or really dive into the subject and learn more.

 

 

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