What to Do When the Recovery D Drive Is Full in Windows 10, Help

My laptop shows that I have run out of space in my recovery D drive. I have installed Windows 10 on my laptop. How do I free up space in the recovery drive?

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Roxanne· Answered on Aug 09, 2023

If you are running out of disk space and are stuck in the recovery D drive full error, there are many options for you to try. Such as freeing up your disk space in Windows, extending the recovery D drive space, and deleting the recovery D drive. And this post mainly talks about two of the most common solutions that efficiently deal with drive full issues. Follow the simple steps to solve the recovery D drive is full in Windows 10 problem. 

Solution 1. Extend the Recovery D Drive

Extending the partition is the easiest solution when your recovery partition fills up, or you get a low disk space alert. The professional Drive management tool - EaseUS Partition Master, would be your best choice since it has multiple efficient solutions and a beginner-friendly interface. With the help of its "Adjust with 1-Click" tool, you can extend the drive space even if there's no unallocated space. 

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Detailed steps of how to do it:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master and open "Partition Manager, which would offer the "Adjust with 1-Click" option for your low-space drive. Click "OK" to confirm.

Step 2. EaseUS Partition Master will automatically extend the recovery D drive. 

(You can also choose "Manual Adjustment" to extend the drive space manually. Click "OK" to move on.)

Step 3. Click "Execute Task" > "Apply" to apply all changes.

Solution 2. Delete the Recovery D Drive

A recovery partition can be used to restore your Windows system when corrupted. However, if you already back your whole disk that installed OS, the recovery D drive will become useless, and you can delete it to stop the low space alert. Follow the easy guide to deleting the recovery D drive with EaseUS Partition Master:

  • Install and Launch EaseUS Partition Master to open the "Partition Manager" part.
  • Right-click on the recovery D drive and select "Delete."
  • Click "Yes" > "Execute xx Task" > "Apply" to execute the deletion.

You can find more available methods in the following link for extended reading:

Further Reading: 6 Tips to Fix Recovery Drive Full in Windows

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