12-22-2009 07:21 PM
How do I free space on the Q drive for the SL500? I tried the disk cleanup option and it did not help. Since it is full, I can no longer perform backups because there is no freespace. Following are the folders on the Q drive: Backup Folder that contains one backup dated Aug 09, ShowRoom, SW Tools, APPs and Skypedl.
01-01-2010 07:19 AM
Ditto Bev - the constant messages that the Q drive is low on space is quite irritating. What can be done to free up enough space to stop the constant messages? The clean disk routine can find nothing to delete.
01-01-2010 08:35 AM
Hi Bev & howet,
Welcome to the forum!
Maybe increasing the partition size will help, just a thought. Or you can create backups on external USB drive.
You can also recover Q's drive space, the proceeding link provides details about on doing it, read the consequences carefully though:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70829
Hope it helps.
Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]
IdeaPad: U350Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]
03-07-2011 11:58 PM
The Q partition is the service partition for rescue & recovery in order to bring your Thinkpad back to factory status. You might want to copy it to DVDs in order to have a back up in case you have to completely reinstall the operational system. Q is not meant as a back up medium, use an external drive.
10-16-2012 03:26 AM
I called Lenovo technical service and got it sorted out. Windows has it's own Backup and Restore program which I inadvertantly setup when I first got the computer. When I did so, it defaulted to backup to the q: drive.
Go to start, type "backup" into "search programs and files" and shut that thing down. I also followed the Lenovo guy's instructions to right click and open the the q: drive and delete the most recent backup that was saved there. He advised me to leave the first back up (I don't know why), but deleting that one left enough space in the drive so that I no longer get that annoying message about low drive space.