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Deleted everything on D Drive: did I do any damage?

2013-11-12, 2:46 AM

I deleted everything on the D drive, thinking I was deleting some unwanted stuff from a thumb drive.  At first I thought I had done something awful, but nothing bad seemed to happen.  Have I lost anything important?  If so, how do I get it back?  It is a G500.



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Re: Deleted everything on D Drive: did I do any damage?

2013-11-12, 11:45 AM

Hi GB101.


You should be fine as the D: partition is the default backup path, There is another partition where win8 is stored and is hidden for obvious reasons.


Talking of backing up, I strongly advise you to backup win8 to a flash drive using Onekey recovery.


That will ensure you have the means to re-install windows to a new drive in the unlikely event your HDD should fail.


Hope this eases your concerns.


And welcome to the forum.




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Re: Deleted everything on D Drive: did I do any damage?

2013-11-12, 12:04 PM

Hi GB101,


Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!


If the computer came with pre-installed Windows the D:/ Drive will be containing the Hidden Image file of OS (Operating System) which cannot be deleted directly but only by formatting it. The visible contents in the D:/ drive are (Drivers & Applications). As the contents are deleted, below is the link to Backup the OS to a flash drive if the OKR (One Key Recovery) is not working.


Do post us back for further queries.


Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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