D drive full on Windows 10 after backup restore done (which took 2 days!)

Hi, needing help.  Purchased new computer with Windows 10 and obviously have no idea what I'm doing but tried to restore my files from an external drive which worked as all files are now accessible but now my D drive is full, computer is running really slow and I keep getting error messages pop up saying D drive is full.  Can anyone help please?  I've been looking up info for hours now and nothing is working.....ready to throw the darn thing out the window!

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Last updated November 8, 2018 Views 1,602 Applies to:
The D drive is usually the recovery drive. What is your partition layout like?

Any files should be stored on C:\ drive in your personal folders.

Press Windows key + X
Click Disk Management

Take a screenshot of it then post here in a reply.
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I can screen shot it but it won't let me paste it via right click paste or cntrl v.  Tried saving the image and it won't let me import it.  Any suggestions?

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See instructions how to post a screenshot:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wik...
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Yes you restored your files to the recovery drive which is meant to reinstall Windows 10.

No personal files or any apps or anything should be stored there.

You should store your files in your Personal folder on the C:\ drive.

Press Windows + R
Type: %userprofile%
Hit Enter

Thats where your files should go.

Learn how to back and restore files:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...
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Hi, I'm Greg, a volunteer installation specialist and 8 year WIndows MVP here to help you.

I would copy the files out of the D Recovery Drive so that they don't interfere in case you need to run Recovery.

As to Windows performance problems, go over this checklist to make sure the install is set up correctly, optimized for best performance, and any needed repairs get done: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...

I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and let us know how it goes. I will keep working with you until it's resolved.
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