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Hard Drive Full Message but Disk Not Full

Q: Hard Drive Full Message but Disk Not Full

I've got a hard disk in my laptop partitioned into to two.

After a year of good service, my laptop is now, from time to time during use, displaying 'disk full' type messages when trying to save a file (Word) or unzip a file (Winrar) and things like that.

I can still access files on the disk, just not write to it, although the problem when it is occurring seems to be intermittent.

The disks aren't full and have over 10% free. When I restart Windows the problem goes away.

I'm guessing there is something wrong with the disk?

Any ideas on how to check for errors/problems or solve this?


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Hello, have been searching the net for an answer to this question with no satisfactory answers.

System details,
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 2,4GHz
2GB Ram
500GB Packard Bell External Hard Drive - USB connection

I have a 500GB external hard-drive and Windows Vista is currently telling me it is full. When I check the hard-drive properties in Explorer it also shows up as very close to full. However when I select all folders on the hard-drive and check properties the size is only approx half. i.e 216GB

The drive system is NTFS and I have made sure in "Folder Options/View" that hidden files and folders are shown.

Does anyone have an idea what this could be ?

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I need some advice for this problem I am running windows XP I have an 80 GB hard-drive when I look at the properties it says that I have 40 GB free space but I keep getting a message that the HD is full and I need to delete stuff
Why am I getting this message and how do I fix the problem?
Help would be appreciated

A:Hard drive full message

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I have a Lenovo PC, and its two hard drive are getting full, what I odd is that when I check the properties of the HDD the disk is quite full in both cases, but when I go to the sub folders the disk is only half of the total, such as full drive shows 80GB and all the sub folders add up 40GB, I can not find out where the other 40GB is. I have moved much of the unwanted junk but stll need more head room. I have tried to defrag the drives and optimse them but too little affect. Its a "al in one" runing windows 10 How can I find out what all the files are? with kind regards Colin

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I had to re-install my 'operating system' windows 7 dvd today and as my laptop was completely cleaned up presumed I also had to reinstall my 'drivers and utilities' disc which also came with my laptop. When I inserted the drivers disc there was no instant start up asking me to download to my laptop as there had been with my operating system disc and as there were so many files I had no idea which if any i had to download. So, I went onto the Dell support website and downloaded all drivers recommended for my inspiron 1545 laptop (14 downloads in total). Anyway, as you have probably guessed I have no idea about these things, so do not understand why i was even doing this, i am clueless. So now, (presuming this is the cause), my c recovery hard disk drive is full (3.80MB full of 14.6GB) and i am unable to download anything. Problem is i have no idea what I can keep or delete and i was unable to compress the files or create more c drive disc space through system restore - configure (as advised by another user).

Can anyone please help??? Remember I am a dummy so please explain in plain english!! Thanks in advance

A:Hard disk drive recovery c full - help!

Hello niccih and welcome to Seven Forums. First, I'd like for you to double check some info. You state, "...my c recovery hard disk drive is full (3.80MB full of 14.6GB)..." On most Dell computers the internal hard drive is divided into 3 partitions. One is the recovery partition. This is around 12 - 15GB and contains the exact image of how your computer left the factory. Another partition is usually called Healthy (or perhaps something else that makes no sense) and is 100MB. This is the boot loader partition that lets you start (boot) the computer whenever you hit the power button. And the last partition is called C: NTFS which contains everything else you've put on the hard drive like photos, files, programs, etc.

Did you mean to say your recovery partition is using 3.8GB out of an available 14.6GB? It takes (approximately) 1000MB to equal 1GB. If you only have 3.80MB being used out of 14.6GB there's no way your partition can be full, let alone the entire hard drive. Can you post a snip or screen shot of your disk information? From the start menu type in "disk management" (without the quotes) and then click on create and format hard disk partitions.

You also said you used your 7 dvd to reinstall your operating system and your laptop was completely cleaned. That sounds like you might have erased everything on the hard drive (including the recovery partition.) If that's the case then you should have only 2 partitions: the 100MB boot loader and the C: N... Read more

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on a pc with xp, i got the full message....i just burned and or deleted 27 full albums (all at 192 bit rate or above--most at 320)and have less hard drive space from when i started.....i'm like what is going on......you can see in the properties of the folder that i have deleted 3 gigs at least.....funny thing is also....there were over 10 gigs free 2 days ago and not much downloading going on......nortons did not find a virus......HELP!!!!!!!!

A:[SOLVED] HELP!!!!!!!! hard drive keeps giving full message

Hi and welcome. Is Norton up to date?

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My question: what would lead an older program (Windows 95 era) to abort an operation with the message: “Cannot complete archiving because Hard Drive is full”?

With 12 GigaBytes free on the partition in question (which holds the actual program and its data), my drive is clearly not full. In fact the 2 Gigabytes of RAM are far more than I had on a hard drive when I began using the program.

TOSHIBA Satellite A200
2048 Megabytes Installed Memory
288.55 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600) up to date

The program is Money Counts for Windows (the last version), and it has run beautifully for me for years. It works just fine on my XP system, except that on this new, bigger laptop with Service Pack 3 installed, it will not complete archiving.

I’ve tried running it in Win 95 compatibility mode, though that is not normally needed, with the same results. I’ve also cleared my temp folders, but that made no difference.

Are some older programs “allergic” to large hard drives? Or is there some other condition that an older program might interpret as a full hard drive?

A:Solved: Hard Drive is full error message

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This is a common issue I am experiencing. Why is my hard drive's disk use so high? Is there anything I can do that doesn't adversely affect Windows or my computer?

A:Hard drive frequently at full disk use capacity

Looking at the Task Manager, it appears that you have Windows back service is running.
You can also check in settings:
Settings > Update and Security > Advanced > "Choose How Updates are delivered" and make sure that "Update from from compters on the internet is not selected.

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When I recently attempted to move some files to my external hard drive I got a message saying that it was full. When I checked the drive itself there are over 80GB left to be written. I've searched on the web and tried to solve this myself, but I have't had any luck, and I know next to nothing about computers, so hopefully someone here will be able to help me out.

Below I have attached some specs on my computer and images for both the error messages and a full screen diagnostic of the drive that I ran with windirstat.

If I'm posting this in the wrong place I would ask that the mod please relocate it to the proper area. Thanks!

Windows 98 SE
Pentium (R) III
256 RAM (128x2 SDRAM)

Full Page scan of windirstat:


A:Solved: Hard Disk Drive Write Error: HDD Claims to be Full When it Isn't

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The Acer C: drive is now full and the Data D: drive is empty, but it is not recognizing it automatically. This computer is my brother's, he bought it new and has it at my house. It came formatted with no disc's and I'm not sure where his books for it are. Can anyone tell me how to activate the second hard drive so I can use itunes and download video, etc.

It would be very much appreciated. My brother uses the computer here but it has been here for at least 3 years maybe and the book is misplaced. He mostly uses it for youtube, facebook, and stuff like that and is less computer educated than I am at tech stuff, which isn't saying much.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Aspire AST690-UP925A 250GB SATA hard disk first drive full and won't go to 2nd

Boot into Bios, usually by hitting F8 as soon as the POST screen appears and see if the hard drives are both recognised. If the spare drive does not show in the Bios it either has a fault or it is not correctly connected.

What OS is on the PC.

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When I bring up 'computer" (Windows + E) I've noticed that the bar graph showing how relatively full an external hard drive is is colored blue-green. But whenever there is less than 10 percent of the drive space free that bar turns red.

That made some sense for a drive with a few hundred gigabytes (although I don't understand the technical reasons) because I assume there needs to be a minimum amount of free space for the system to be able to do whatever manipulation of those files might be required, such as defragmenting the drive (something I've never done in decades).

However with a 4 terabyte drive the system says it is over 90 percent full when there is still over 350 gigabytes still available. That's a huge amount of space, as big as some drive C's on some computers, so I've been ignoring the red bar, but still keeping an eye on those hard drives that have it.

Does anyone have information on how much space should really be left unused on a hard drive? I hate to overfill a drive, yet also don't see the point in pulling a drive for storage with 200 or 300 gigabytes still available on it. Any advice (with sound reasons) appreciated.

A:How full is too full for a hard drive?

Defrag is done automatically when the PC is idle in Windows 7, you can also start it manually of course.

There is a tutorial or some such I remember seeing here to adjust when the bar turns red. I will try to find it.

Edit: Here it is low disc space partition color

It is not exactly setting the %, but disabling the coloring all together though. Can't find an exact answer to your question though. See if you will like the above solution.

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My hdd holds 72gigs, but I downloaded a movie that took up the rest on it and when I went to delete the movie it wont let me. Also tried to remove programs that were over 1gb and they were removed, but my hdd still says free space:0MB. I have deleted over 5gbs of programs and still no change even after restarting winsxp many times. I ran hijackthis and would like someone to look through it and tell me any files that I could remove. Thanks in advance!
Logfile of Advanced SystemCare 3 Security Analyzer
Scan saved at 6:06:38 PM, on 7/28/2010
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.0 (7.0.5730.13)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Instant Restore\BOTService.exe
c:\program files\idt\wdm\stacsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Disaster Recovery\SaibSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Hard drive full when not full?

no one can help?

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I am getting a Disk Full message when I try to download. Also when I look at Disk C properties the graph shows the disk full. I have about a 650 Gig disk and, as far as I know, have used less than 100 Gig. Any way to look into this further? Thank you!

A:Solved: Disk Full message

Use TreeSize to find out what's taking up space.

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I apologize if this has already been addressed, but I did not get any appropriate search results. I'm working on a Dell Inspiron 530. Ever since I upgraded to Windows 10 I get a message that pops up every few minutes stating that D: Recovery drive is nearly full. I know I can't delete this file and that it is supposed to be nearly full. I would just like to stop receiving this message every time I'm trying to do something on this computer. TIA!

A:Recovery Disk Nearly Full - Pop up message

It may have something to do with Windows 10 as its not been 100% verified for the inspiron 530

However if you deleted it you would simply be removing the ability to factory recover it to the windows vista, which is unsupported now, that it shipped with from the factory.

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When I try to save an EXCEL spreadsheet to my network drive I get the error below:



Your help is greatly appreciated.

A:Excel - Disk Full Message

If you are sure the network drive is not full then it may be monitoring is enabled for that drive and the drive is close to being full or near the monitoring threshold so you would get message. An outside chance it is security too but i dont think so from your explanation. GL

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Yesterday my computer still had 50 percent of its memory left, then today when i turned it on, i only have about 3 GB left I don't know what happened, the only thing i installed that day was an update for windows media player, but it was still fine even after that. Please Help.

A:Full Local Disk C Suddenly Full!

Hello,Download this program, http://windirstat.info/ it will show you what is taking all the room.Hope this helps

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Having sucessfully burned a couple files to a CD-R disc, I later attempted to burn a 3rd file to the same disc but am told "Disc is full. Please insert another disc into the drive." The disc is far from full; the 2 files on it only total about 160 MB. What's wrong? My OS is Windows 7.

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Brothers computer, do not have immideiate access to it. Loaded XP home from a restore disk, no xp os disk. Used 2 partitions, one for os and one for data and apps. C has 6 gig and the D the rest, approx40 gig of space. Now getting hard full message, especially when updates are loaded.
What did i forget to do to have all data, downloads & etc save on on D and not C?

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I have the following error message when I try to save a (any) file:

According to File Explorer, I have 463 GB HD and 173 GB is free.
The disk management has the following information:
Please help me find out what eats up my HD. Thank you.

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hi keep getting a message my hard disk is full i am running windows xp pro only just had it put on was on windows 98 b4 have tryed disk clean up but of no use been on add and remove programs but there is not many there can u help please

A:hard disk is full

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I have a sneaking suspicion that I have not saved 140GB worth of data and programs on my notebook computer but I am continually gatting a warning of "Low Disk Space".

When in Windows Explorer, right clickinging on the C: drive, I see the following info:

Used Space: 139 GB
Free Space: 2.20 GB

Total Capacity: 141 GB

Within 24 to 48 hours, my Free Space will be below 1 GB available space.

A:Hard Disk Full

There are a number of utilities you can use to check hard drive/partition space utilization. A couple I've used are listed following.WinDirStat - http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/3000-2...4-10614593.html TreeSize Pro Trial - http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/ You can also run the chkdsk /r command to get Windows to verify used/free space in a partition.Louis

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Before I start apologies for my ignorance. My laptop has two hard drives (C and D) - although I understand that they are the same physical disk.

C is full and there is nothing on D. I tried to move the folder Documents and Settings to D to free up some space on C but I got the message can't move ntl.dat as it is in use. When I click OK it stops the copying process.

As an alternative can I safely move the folder Program Files and/or Windows to the D disk? Or any other suggestions to free up space on C?

Thanks folks

A:Hard Disk Full

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My HDD gave me a "Need more disk space" warning the other day. This shocked me completely. I just recently installed Windows XP Pro and immediately put SP3 on just 3 weeks ago. I ran Disk Cleanup, I defragged, and I've ran checkdisk. Still, I'm getting about 1.5Gb free on a 18Gb drive (old Dell Inspiron 1100). The only thing installed is XP, Office 07, drivers, and World of Warcraft. When totaled up, everything together should be about 10Gb as it was when I had XP before I switched to Kubuntu. XP was installed from the Dell factory CD. Any ideas?

A:Hard disk full

You may have a partition or you have another os still installed.

Thats all i can think of.

If you right click on your c drive and select properties that will give you an idea of what size windows recognises your hd as being.

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Several months ago, I accidently dragged and dropped my PSP file into another folder. I went to windows explorer to drag it back out. Some of the files were fine but others were not. I could not view the contents of the files. So I turned on my external hard drive that I use strictly for a back up in case something happened.....I copied the file back on to my computer. Now, there are many files/folders that I cannot open and I cannot delete them. I get an error message saying the file may be write protected, in use or the disk may be full.
I right clicked on the file>properties and uncheck read only file. Still I can't access those folders at all and I can't get rid of them. Can you suggest something else I can do to either view the contents or delete the folders from my hard drive.

A:Error message write protected, full disk or in use file

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Hi Guys

I have installed GiliSoft Full Disk Encryption just to try it out . so I did the hdd encryption and put a password just to find out , that on the trail version it only Encrypts 5% of the HDD

So I uninstalled it after removing the password

But now every time I boot I still git this Enter password if not press enter

I have removed the software removed the registry key every thing but this annoying message is still there it shows up every time I reboot

where else could I look to remove this Message

thank you

A:Need Help with GiliSoft Full Disk Encryption to remove post message

Never used that,,, but from what you are saying there are some remnants in startup or registry settings... try CCleaner to remove it.

If it modified the bootloader,,, try bcdboot %windir% from command prompt.

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Hi, my hard disk is near full capacity and I want to take a look a little deeper to find out what I can actually remove to free up more space. Is there a "best practice" approach to this, or is there a program I should use that will show up where the most amount of space is being taken up?

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks...

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About a year ago I bought a new laptop with Windows 7 as its OS, and I gave the old one, which has Vista Home Premium, to my 8-year-old son. I created a separate account for him so that I could exercise 'parental control', but removed just about everything from my account--documents, programmes etc.

My son just uses the computer for games, but as they have seemed to be running very slowly of late, I just did a check for viruses, software conflicts and so on. What I have discovered is that the hard disk, which has a capacity of about 70.2Gb is virtually full (68.8 Gb utilised) and there is only 1.46 Gb of free space. This seems unbelievable seeing as the programmes and games installed amount to a mere 20.1 Gb, and there is very little else on the PC.

I've tried defragmenting and disc cleaning, but I cannot really remove much else since the remaining software is Acer, Microsoft or flash players etc, necessary for the functioning of the games my son uses. Surely this shouldn't be necessary anyway if the software only occupies around 20 Gb.

Any ideas as to why the disk is virtually choc-a-block, and how I can put things right??

A:Hard disk almost full, yet I've removed just about everything!!

Make a full anti virus scan, download and make a full scan with malwarebytes.

then test the HDusing maker's diag/repair full CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools andUtilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Lets test the hard drive. Back up all your stuff first, in case its ready to die.
If that is test is negative. Download windirstat and lets see whats on the drive

I think that we will discover, that the HD is full, due to restore points and other backups, but lets be sure.

This may help, too

for Seven and Vista

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my hard disk was getting full so i bought an external hard disk and transferred 100 GB from my laptop to the external hard drive n it gave me 100 GB free on the C but now it gives me only 9 GB FREE n every time i open i find it less and less.how can i fix this problem am pretty sure its a virus.iam running on windows 7 btw.thanks for ur timee

A:my hard disk appears full wen it is not

Hey there, I think that this problem is going to have to get worse before it gets better by downloading a couple of simple programs. Also do you have any programs by trend micro?

Firstly download CCleaner from here - http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
then download CCenhancer from here - http://thewebatom.net/software/ccenhancer/download/

Then install CCleaner and then install CCenhancer and then run ccleaner. Once it is open click as many of the tick boxes as possible on the left side of the screen apart from "Wipe free space" then click the applications tab at the top and click all the tick boxes again. Then click run cleaner in the bottom right of the screen. That should clear away as much clutter as possible from the hard drive.


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I just bought Civilization 3. When I run the game after about 30 minutes disk cleanup pops op and civilization displays an illegal operation message. The hard disk is full and when I look at the properties of my hard disk it is almost completely filled. When I wait a few minutes the previously available space returns. The problem continued after I installed the latest patch. I was able to determine my windows directory increases about a gigabyte when this occurs. The previously available space always returns. I have an 8 gigabyte hard disk with 1.2 gigabytes free. This only occurs during Civilization 3. I searched civ3 forums and troubleshooting guides but this problem was never mentioned. Anyone any idea?

A:Hard disk full during Civilization 3

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Hi all, I got a message "C: Drive full" while downloading. Then, I deleted some software to get 4 GB of
space. I checked in Google and increased C: partition to 150 GB from 100 GB.
Also, I "Disabled" Windows Updates to prevent this from reoccurring (with MSGs
to switch ON Windows Updates).

I got this problem after I started scanning with Avast Anti-Virus
(now deleted) with Internet ON. Now, using AVG Anti-Virus & Malware Bytes.

Initially, when I checked my C: Drive it has got less than 500 MB
space, whereas the contents were ONLY 20 GB. I would like to know which is
occupying this much space that too so suddenly and how to prevent this from
reoccurring (with Updates ON). Plz help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2039 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 2 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 120 GB (38 GB Free); D: 152 GB (145 GB Free); E: 192 GB (120 GB Free);
Antivirus: AVG Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

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Tried to log into my laptop yesterday and received a message that my hard drive did not have enough space and XP went on to load and reset up as a new user. Attempted to delete files to free space but system hung and became unresponsive. Had to shut down the system with the power button.

After that could not get past the profile screen. After a couple of hours searching for solutions, I figured out how to log in as the Administrator and got the laptop to fully boot but as the Administrator and not my normal profile.

I was able to get a couple of files I needed onto a USB. System has become very flaky as I attempted to do a back up but it keeps hanging in the middle and I have the do hard shut downs.

Tried to run the sysinfo file on the system but it gives me an error message that the configuration is incorrect and try and reload program.

Not sure where to start to fix this problem, will appreciate any help/suggestions.

A:Hard disk full XP profile will not load

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I just got a new Acer Laptop 2 weeks ago. It has a 120 GB hard drive and runs on the Vista Home Premium operating system. I have only downloaded my FujiFilm Camera software and my new Koday ESP-9 printer software to this computer. I purchased an "iPod to Computer" program in an effort to restore my 30 gb iPod library to the hard drive of this computer and the program seems to be working fine. The problem is that I keep getting messages that the "C" drive doesn't have enough space for the iTunes library and that I am running on low disc space. When I click on the "computer" icon to check the stats, the "C" drive shows that it is nearly full. I just don't know this disc can be this full already. There is also a "D" drive that has 49 gb free space, but the iPod conversion program and iTunes always configures everythig to the "C" drive. The "C" drive looks to have around a capacity of 50 gb before it somehow got full. Even at that 49 gb of the "D" drive and 50 gb of the "C" drive don't add up to the 120 gb hard drive this laptop is supposed to have and why are there 2 different hard drives instead of just one. Bottom line is how do I know what programs and files I can safely delete from the "C" drive in order to download or copy my iTunes library to the "C" drive? Or, is there some way I can reconfigure the iTunes library to the "D" drive? I ... Read more

A:Full Hard Disk on New Acer Laptop

Acer have partioned your drive into two
1) C:
2) D:

If you are using vista then it is quite easy to move all your data files across to the D drive

have a read here

Itunes will also allow you to have the music library anywhere you want it
I would remove all the music
setup your data in the D drive as above link
Now in itunes
advanced tab

you can move the folder across to your D drive now

then copy all the music across , if you have 30GB of music, and with pictures that will probably fill up the D: drive ......

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Hi all

Someone else has posted a similar problem, however, it was for Windows Vista, hence, the solution was Vista specific.

My specs are: Lenovo Thinkpad with Windows XP Home edition (2002 version), Service Pack 3, 1GB RAM, 60GB hard drive, Intel Celeron CPU @ 1.46GHz.

My C drive shows that I have 50GB although it supposedly came with 60GB. I'm assuming 10GB is the space allocated for partioning. Not sure though. Soooo out of the 50GB left, my computer is telling me that I've got 3.12GB free space, hence, I've used approximately 47GB. When I look at what I actually have on my computer I have:

Documents and settings - 4.29GB
Programme Files - 3.18GB
Windows - just under 5GB
The rest of the files on my computer - 2.6GB.

Total then is approximately 15GB

So where is the rest of my hard drive I ask myself (approx 35GB)? I've taken just about everything off my computer (music, pics, large document files) and have saved it on 2 external hard drives.

Do I need to look elsewhere to find my hidden 35GB?

Thanks very much for your help

A:Solved: Hard disk appears full but it isn't

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Hi all.

I am using 7 sp1 on Dell Inspiron 1520. with 1 GB Ram and 180 GB hard disc.

I always keep a large empty space on drive C.

But for other drives, i always keep the amount just low enough, until the color of the bar indicates do not be red and stay always blue.

Is this behavior good enough, or i have to keep more extra space free, even the bars are blue ?


A:Does a full hard disk have influence on performance ?

Leaving more room helps... so does spell check

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Hello to everyboy,
I have a PC -Thinkcentre M83 -  10AH S35 S00 - SN: xxxxxxxx - Windows 7, Disk C:  type: SEAGATE -  ST500LM021 - 1KJ152 - 500 GB, actually there are 100 GB of space occupied (Programmx86=4,39 Programms= 1 - Programm data= 1,26 - Windows= 54 - Sw tools=3,73 - Users= 36) but the disk indicates to be full.  (as enclosed image).  I have searched for hidden files and I have both used defrag and scandisk in repair mode.
If somebody has had the same problem please post solution or advices. Thank you very much.
Mod:  edited text to obscure the serial number to prevent unauthorized use, and Subject line to expand problem description


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A:ThinkCentre M83 - DISK FULL; drive C: (Disk Cleanup, CCleaner)

You may have a ton of old Windows update files.  If you've never done it, run Disk Cleanup' as an Administrator (right click the Cleanup app, select 'run as administrator', then select to delete everything except for update log files.  Run it multiple times until it finds no more, it may take hours. 
After that, download and run the free version of CCleaner. 

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Hello to everyboy,
I have a PC -Thinkcentre M83 -  10AH S35 S00 - SN: xxxxxxxx - Windows 7, Disk C:  type: SEAGATE -  ST500LM021 - 1KJ152 - 500 GB, actually there are 100 GB of space occupied (Programmx86=4,39 Programms= 1 - Programm data= 1,26 - Windows= 54 - Sw tools=3,73 - Users= 36) but the disk indicates to be full.  (as enclosed image).  I have searched for hidden files and I have both used defrag and scandisk in repair mode.
If somebody has had the same problem please post solution or advices. Thank you very much.
Mod:  edited text to obscure the serial number to prevent unauthorized use, and Subject line to expand problem description


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A:ThinkCentre M83 - DISK FULL; HDD, drive C: (Disk Cleanup, CCleaner)

You may have a ton of old Windows update files.  If you've never done it, run Disk Cleanup' as an Administrator (right click the Cleanup app, select 'run as administrator', then select to delete everything except for update log files.  Run it multiple times until it finds no more, it may take hours. 
After that, download and run the free version of CCleaner. 

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This is Pilegesh, I constantly receive a message that my Drive D is full.  I do not have an HP Pavillion but an HP all in one that I purchased with windows 8 that was upgraded to 10.  Can anyone help? Thanks

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I posted this again because I don't think it took the first time.

I have a problem that says windows trouble shooting the disks where you backup is being saved does not have enough space on free space. it gives you a couple of options showing managing back up space change back up settings or run back up again. I think at one time I tried to do this but did not know how. How do I do make a back up? Does it go on a disk ? Can you give me detail step by step on how to do? I don't even know what a back up is . It shows it is in the Lonova D and there is an error code 0x81000005. Is this why this is happening below?

I have windows 7 laptop and in the computer section it shows disk f disk c and lenova disk d and it is in red . It shows 7.81 mb free space of 28.9 gb. When I start my computer this comes up and says my space is full and shows the recycle bin but it is empty. Don't know much about computers and don't know what that disk is for . Can you explain before I erase something or do something I should not do. thanks

A:D disk drive is full

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My faith in HP is resting on this Support forum....after recommending a family present of a HP laptop to a technophobe family member after using HP products myself, one year and one month after purchase (and a year of problems) the support has run out for the item so this is the only option. The notebook has intermittent blue screen crashes that prompt a F2 key Hard disk scan on restart. These come back as passes and the only way to restart from here his to force a hard restart. The big issue with this is the memory capacity of the notebook. It is showing a 28.7GB capacity, of which 28.2GB is supposedly being used. As mentioned, the user is a technophobe family member with barely anything added to the notebook and very minimal daily internet use. Hence the choice of this product in the first place. When viewing the C Drive with hidden folders displayed, the total Size is 36.GB, total size on disk is 26.6GB. I'm guessing that 'phantom' extra 10GB is some sort of virtual space or something related to the hidden files? Either way, I can't see anywhere that is taking up virtually all the Hard disk space. I use Macs professionally, the support is a world away from this. But I use HP laptops as my every day computers. I'm using a HP Pavillion now, which has nowhere near the relative hard disk memory issues. _ I realise this is a long post, but to be one month out of the warranty on something like this and have HP provide only a forum for support is inf... Read more

A:New HP notebook hard disk is full after minimal use + crash ...

>>> When viewing the C Drive with hidden folders displayed, the total Size is 36.GB, total size on disk is 26.6GB. I'm guessing that 'phantom' extra 10GB is some sort of virtual space @prismprism I don't think it has 36GB, it ONLY has 32 GB eMMC as shown:     http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-14-ac100-Notebook-PC-series/8499318/document/c04981868 10GB probably is for the Recovery partition.  You can use SD card slot to add up to 64GB more storage. I don't think calling HP would give you more space for its HDD. Machine is designed that way. But if you wish, please use one of the following numbers;        http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html Regards.

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I have 256GB Hard disk, but my computer show only 231GB, so what happen other 25GB? Are there any way to get that space?

A:Why My hard disk full capasity not show in My computer?

You might try reading this thread

Hard Drive - why is 2 TB only 1.8 TB ??

They have been tossing it around for several days now

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Hi. I'm having problems with a Win 7 Machine.

It is constantly coming up with disk is almost full errors, and when you look at Explorer, it shows 2Gb of a 111Gb drive left.

However, since I noticed that, I've moved 27Gb of data off the machine from old user profiles and 12Gb from an old .ost file. That should have cleared about 40Gb, but it's still sowing as only 2Gb remaining.

I've loaded Treesize, and it shows 70Gb usage, with 41Gb free, but explorer still maintains it has 111Gb used and only 2Gb Free.

Any ideas?

A:Windows says hard disk is full, despite TreeSize disagreeing.

Recycle bin?

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I keep getting an error message stating that I need to free up space on my recovery drive (D).
After looking at contents of the drive I have 3 folders ( & yes I clicked on show hidden files, folders, & drives)
2 folders , $RECYCLE.Bin, & System Volume Information are empty.
The 3rd, Recovery Image folder has one file, Install.win which is 5.8 GB
My question is how do I address this problem, & is this normal.
The computer is prone to freeze ups, slow spells, & I've heard this condition can cause problems.
We are talking about a machine with an I-7 chip & 8 gigs of Ram being used for simple task like email, quickbooks, & office tasks, so we are not putting heavy usage on it.
I did create a repair disk but have yet to make the recovery media disk(s) till I get a better understanding of what I'm up against.
Thanks for looking.

A:Recovery Drive (D) is full error message

Post your model computer and operating system. It is normal for the hidden system folders to appear empty. Make sure you did not use. add to or change the recovery drive D. That is not to be tampered with or used for backups. It was only for returning to the original factory image.
Open Disk Management to see a visual of the disk partitioning.

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i put 2 partition on my notebook's memory.. it been working fine... but lately i noticed that the memory on C: is almost full.. so i checked program fiels.. it's memory consumption is 4.08Gb and WINDOWS memory consumption is 11.5GB the rest of the folder in drive C: are jus few KB's and MB's.. that is why im wondering when i looked at the properties of disk C: it says that 72GB is used and only 5.45 GB is free....

Im running Vista ULTIMATE
Compaq presario
hardisk 160GB, 2 partitions divided in to equal parts

*sorry if the infos are not complete.. 1st time posting.. thanx..

A:DRIVE disk C appears to be full

Go to Start and click on Computer.
Right click on each partition and list the used space, free space, and capacity.

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I have Windows XP. I was playing a game and left it in the computer for a few days. Playing it occasionally. It crashed a few times because of faulty custom content but I'm not sure if that's why this is happening.

Just today I was trying to write a few pictures I took on vacation to an empty CD-R. I took the game CD out and try to write the files but it said there was no space in the CD-R. I try with several other empty CD's as well as a couple of CD-RW's that I know are half full but the results are all the same. The computer seems think the game CD is still in there. Because game CD's aren't rewritable my computer won't let me rewrite any other CD's because it thinks it's the game CD. It still has the game CD's name beside the [D:]

What am I supposed to do about this?

A:My D Drive thinks every disk is full...

i have run into a few problems with the windows xp built in burning utility, try using an alternative program. I reccomend nero personally.

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I have an HP ScanJet N9120 - I had trouble installing the software, so I just installed the driver for the ScanJet.  I realize that this may be the issue but I cannot rebuild my computer just because the software will not install. So, here is what happens, I have done multiple scans and my hard disk space went to almost zero.  I have found that the scanner not only saves the files to where I want but also saves them in my AppData/Local/Temp folder and does not delete them.  I can manually delete the folders and files in the Temp folder, but this is not ideal as I have a lot of things I want to scan.  Is there any way to prevent the scanner from creating these temporary files? (which, by the way are exact copies of what I save to my desktop - .bmp files)

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