1.    04 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Will my files on Local Disk (D:) get deleted if i reinstall Windows 10


    Hi, Is it safe to use Local Disk (D as my backup storage? i don't have an extra HDD so i want to transfer my files from (C to (D instead but i'm worried Windows might delete them if i do the reinstallation.
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  2.    04 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    as long as you re-install to partition C - you should be fine with the files on partition D
    As long as you do not delete the current partition scheme
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  3.    04 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    What if (D becomes full? I just finished transferring my files to (D and found out i had insufficient space and now i still have 8 gb worth of data left on (C. Is it okay to leave them there? I put them C:\Users\Username\Documents. I heard that Windows always leaves the User's Folder untouched during Reinstallation/Reset. Is this true?
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  4.    04 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 7

    Is D: a separate physical disk or just a partition? If a partition it is not a good location for backups. If the drive fails you will lose everything. That happens even with new drives and often without warning or apparent cause.
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  5.    04 Jan 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfa server View Post
    Hi, Is it safe to use Local Disk (D as my backup storage? i don't have an extra HDD so i want to transfer my files from (C to (D instead but i'm worried Windows might delete them if i do the reinstallation.
    Suggest you back up REALLY CRITICAL files to cloud as well, just in case things go pearshaped.
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