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Low Disc Space- Running out of space on C drive

Q: Low Disc Space- Running out of space on C drive

I keep getting the message "Low disc Space" You are running out of disc space on local disc C. I have checked my "Add/remove, but do not want to remove any of the programs. My computer is running very slow. I don't really have a lot of programs installed and can't figure out why I am getting this message. I was running a ghost program and am wondering if this could be a problem. I also find that when I run my Norton anti-virus, I seem to have many more files than expected. Is their any way that I can resolve this problem or find out what is typing up a lot of space without looking at the add/remove programs. I am almost intermediate, but am a bit of a dumbhead when it comes to this, so please be gentle. thanks for your help. Running windows XP

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My solid state drive is half full of with and unknown CAB file (see attached WinDirStat report. I'm running out of space. I've disabled imaging and everything else that I can find to disable and have all data on my D drive which is setup with 2 drives 1 TB each for a total storage space of 1 TB. Your assistance is greatly appreciated! The attached screen shot from yesterday has the file size at 66.3 and today it is at 67.5. Looks like computer cancer.

Thanks so much for considering this.

A:running out of hard drive space. 67.5GB unknown CAB file wasted space

Hello and welcome to the forums, jjvvbb!

Your attachment(s) aren't visible to us.

Please reattach your WinDirStat report properly using this following guide:-

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Alternatively, you could also generate a screenshot of your WinDirStat window and upload it for our perusal using this guide:-


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I have an HP Envy 17 notebook. My notebook has 2 hard drive slots. It came with 2 500 GB HDD's. I decided to re vamp my laptop when I got it new. I put in a 40 GB SSD as my main drive. Desiganted as the C: Drive. I didnt have money for anything larger and I had my mind set on having a fast SSD instead of a normal HDD. I also put in a 320 GB Hard drive as the secondary drive. Its my E: Drive.

I also put in 8GB of Random Access memory. It came with 4GB. I then Installed Windows 7 Ultimate to my 40 GB SSD. I had about 7 GB left after installing. I just wanted a fast boot up. And I wanted Windows to run fast and smoothly.

Awhile later My SSD started having space disappear for no reason. I wasn't installing anything new on the drive, nor was I saving anything extra to it either. The extra 7 GB dwindled down to about 200 MB. Now my notebook is always running on low disk space. I have tried removing unwanted programs. I also tried clearing out cookies, history and my cache. Even tried removing system restore and shadow copies. And also tried the windows disk cleanup utility.

Does anyone know why my SSD started to have space magically vanish? I would like the space back. And can anyone give me any other ideas on how to free space on the drive? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

A:Running out of hard drive space. Need info on how to clear up much needed space.

Probably windows updates that have been downloaded. 40GB is pretty small for Windows 7. You could running through the disk cleanup utility located in START>PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>SYSTEM TOOLS

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Keep getting advisories on my G-Drive re. HP Recovery:  "You're running out of disc space".  Was fixed (?) via telephone  Tech SupportHelp (x2!) but keeps coming back to the same figures of fulness.  What can I do to fix this permanently, please.

A:"...running out of Disc Space" - how to fix?

The HP Recovery Manager creating backup and save to HP Recovery partition. HP PCs - Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on Recovery (Windows 8)http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03737312HP Notebook PCs - Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on HP_Tools (Windows 7)http://support.hp.com/it-it/document/c03732268

I am an HP employee.

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I received a warning message on my Sony Vaio laptop to clear up space because I'm running out of it.  I looked on my C drive and was down to 9.34 GB of hard drive space out of 500GB.  I know I'm at least supposed to have 150-200 GB's left.  So then I proceeded to delete a few 1gb+ files(even cleared them out of the recycle bin) and went to check if I had more space and nothing changed.  So I decided to update Malwarebytes when I notice that my drive space is still decreasing to 8GB's now.  
Next I decide to reboot in safe mode with networking.  I update Malwarebytes again and it picks up nothing after a full scan.  So then I decide to update and run SuperAntiSpyware Portable.  It actually picks up two registry entries from BHO-FBI Money Pak and some tracking cookies. I quarantine those files and boot back in regular mode and I notice the drive is still losing space.  I figure their has to be something wrong because when I'm in safe mode with networking their is about 137GB of space left on the drive.  I'm confused as to what to do next?  This is very weird.

A:I can't recover disc space when deleting files, space keeps fluctuating

Have you checked to see how many restore points you have? I'll leave the possible malware aspect of your issue to others here more qualified.

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Hi, I've noticed sometimes that the Free Space on my harddrives won't reflect changes I've made. For example, on my 28.6gb F: drive, I had about 586mb free. I just deleted a video file of about 700 mb, so it should be up to about 1.2 gb. Oddly enough, its still at 586mb. I emptied the recycle bin of course.

Is there a way to recalculate disc space? I have Windows XP and I do have Norton System Works. This isn't the first time disc space hasn't matched recent actions. Thanks in advance.

A:Free Space inaccuracies?? Calculating disc space?

If the video wasn't in My Docs then 'System Restore' in XP may have recorded the change to enable a future restore. To record a 700mb deletion that it may be asked to restore back takes 700mb.
System restore ignores the My Docs folder so the above is irrelevant if the video was deleted from that location.

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I keep getting a notice that I am running out of disc space on Recovery D. I had tried to back up with a 32gb flash drive a week ago, but the computer said it was full, so I took it out. Now I keep getting that message. I am on Windows 8.1 and Chrome. Please help me!

A:running out of disc space on Recovery D

Hi Colleen, welcome to the TSG Forums...

Could you please download and run the TSG SysInfo utility which you will find at the link below. You then C&P the result into your next post.



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I have just recently purchased a new computer. It has a 160gb hard drive, 512 DDR SDRAM memory with a 3200 processor that runs at 2.933Ghz. My internet connection is a cable connection. The problems that I am having is that is is running extremly slow and I am running out of disc space. I have no idea how I could be using up 160 gb of my hard drive. The speed of the new computer is comparable to that of the old one which has a 600 processor and 256 SDRAM. I am including my hi-jack log below and any help would be greatly appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:02:56 PM, on 3/26/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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Please help.
I am running out of disc space in a big way!
I have found, in the C:\Windows\system32 folder
a whole bunch of files named "RO????.bac".
Any idea what they are and can I delete?
Some are very old, yet have been "accessed" as recently as a month ago.

Somewhere I read they might be related to a program that I have called Advanced System Optimizer.

I don't know. I've got to find some space!

While I'm here....what about all these ".cab" files?


A:DISC SPACE RUNNING OUT What are RO????.bac files?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3647, that came from the factory with Windows 7 installed. When windows 10 came out and was free, I upgraded to Windows 10. After numerous compatibility problems with my older programs, I decided to downgrade back to Windows 7. It was over 30 days, so could not go back automatically to Windows 7. I had the Windows 7 installation disc and drivers, so I did a clean install and re-installed Windows 7. After the installation of Windows 7, I got a message that said:
"You are running out of disc space on RECOVERY D."
Two things I would like to know. What is the partition "RECOVERY D" used for? And, how can I get rid of the message "You are running out of disc space on RECOVERY D?"
Any suggestions appreciated.

A:Running out of disc space on RECOVERY D

You have upgraded to Windows 10 then manually installed Windows 7. The recovery partition now will no longer work. The partition shows up in Windows explorer after a manual install but on a proper factory install its hidden.
Perform a proper clean install by using Diskpart clean all before loading Windows 7.

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I have had this Pavillion dv6305tx laptop just 2 months and after a short while the disc almost full message popped up, it is a 160gb HDD with vista ultimate 64 bit os. Strange because I had not installed any new programs. I phoned the HP line (India) and was told to re format the HDD. This I did but now I have the same message again. I have not istalled anything and the add/remove programs tells me I have less than 2gb of programs installed. The HDD seems to be filling up in its own and I cannot work it out. Would anyone please help, I think it is a setting in vista but don't know wher to start. The problem is not with the recovery partition D. Thank you.

A:low disc space drive c

I wonder... did you do a format of the HDD and then reinstall... or did you do a restore of some kind?

I'm not saying that's your problem, but if you do a restore all the old data may still be left on the hard drive.

The best thing to do (as long as you have a Vista install CD) would be to use a program (like fdisk) on a boot disk, delete all the partitions and format the drive. ((this assumes your install data or restore software isn't installed on a hidden partition on the HDD itself))... then reinstall Vista fresh.

You're right that you shouldn't be getting this error with a 160GB hard drive. Have you gone to "my computer" and right clicked on the hard drive and gone to properties... does this report that the drive is full?

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Can you help please.

A message saying I am running out of disk space on Recovery ( D )

I have already done the usual things like 'cleaning up' etc but it has not changed.

I would be gratedul for suggestions to rectifying this problem.


Hello Mansfield,

You could delete what you put on it that do not want anymore from it, or moving them to another drive that does have free space. Do not delete the Recovery partition or the default files on it. This partition is what is used to recover Windows with.

If you do not plan on saving more to the drive and just wanted to stop the low disk space warning, then you could use METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to do so. However, I strongly recommend you to read the warning at the top of the tutorial below before doing it.

Low Disk Space Warning in Vista

Hope this helps,

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294924 MB, Free - 195367 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 4 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0H268K, , .HB19QH1.CN4864389D0591.
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I get a small pop up at the bottom right of my screen that says I have low disc space on my D drive. I think what happened is, when I went to do a backup, the data got saved to my D drive. Is there a way I can check and remove it safely? Also, if this is what happened, how can I change the settings for my data backup? I don't think I've been able to do a backup since I got this laptop a few years back. Thanks a lot in advance for your help. I'm not super computer savvy when it comes to this kind of thing.

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I'm running Vista hp on a gateway and started getting the above message. Now pop up's are saying "last back up has failed". I know the D drive carries backup info and althought I have never saved anything to it, it is full. I went through all the Vista listed stages of disc cleanup to remove "shadow files" but nothing helped. I have tried one of the so called free fixes in the past for another problem and found it not only did not fix the problem but I could not contact them to quit their service; I had to cancel my credit card. Any advice appreciated

A:Low disc space on D drive

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Hi, im currently trying to help my girlfriend with a problem on her laptop. Its running Vista OS, which i've never really used and keeps popping up with the message 'Low disc space on D drive'. After searching abit on google I found the problem is that this drive is used to back up files, and it seems to have done it until the drive is full and that my next step would be to create a vista recovery disc and delete the back up files (correct me if im wrong please!). Although if I do this whats to stop the same problem happening again, can I relocate some of D drive (70gb) elsewhere, or back up files to an external drive and use D drive fully? Please help!!

Thanks, Lou.

A:Low disc space, D Drive

It sounds like system restore points are stored there.
As long as you are sure that the computer is running well otherwise
you can delete many of the restore points.

This should clear up some space.
got to start|programs|accessories|system tools|diskcleanup
select all users
choose the more options tab|system restore and shadow copies|cleanup
Then hit delete.

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I have a sony vaio laptop (version 2002), intel pent III, 894MHz, 128MB ram, came with xp. the only big programs i have on my c drive is my grisoft anti virus which is taking up 17.05 MB, and then some little programs which came with my laptop (like about 15 or 20, taking up little chunks of space the biggest one being 1.60MB, a few pics and thats it and i still only have 12% space on my C drive (not even enough memory to run a defrag). i was wondering if i could delete those little programs which came with my laptop? i might free up more space. oh and i am new on this site and downloaded the C cleaner which afforded me 7% more space which brought it to 12% YAY i was grateful for that.

any help would be appreciated. thank you.


A:12% disc space on C drive

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Help pease,
My computer keeps saying i'm running out of space. I have deleted everything i can think of. I got rid of movies/videos, all downloads, and all music. Still it says i don't have enough space. In fact the red line keeps going up & down. one minute i have 1.98 gb free then all of a sudden i look again and now i only have 1.18 gb freee, and i haven't changed anything. I have followed all your steps; i downloaded the malware & antivirus. the antivirus says there's no infected files, the malware just had registry files infected.....below is the log report after the malware scan...................

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.22
Database version: 972
Windows 6.0.6000

12:16:33 AM 7/21/2008
mbam-log-7-21-2008 (00-16-28).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 35103
Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 25 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 7
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\fis.amo.1 (Adware.SmartShopper) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\fis.ohb.1 (Adware.SmartShopper) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\fis.momo.1 (Adware.SmartShopper) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\UpMedia (Adware.SmartShopper) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CURRENT... Read more

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I get this Error Message: "Low Disk space. You are running out of space on Recovery E:" Please tell me why i get it and how to turn it  off. It happens every 10 mins I just bough the PC there is no way anything is running out of space there is basically nothing on it

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So my hard drive is telling me that I am using all 900+ GB. I have checked my files and the largest file I have is less than 4 GB. I have done a disc clean up and compression, but have no idea what it using all the space. My hubby is much more articulate with computer issues, and he is even stumped. Using a desk top Lenovo, windows 10. Help please

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I have a compaq presario PC with Vista programming.

I continually get messages telling me I have low disc space in Recovery
Drive D. It loses space rapidly and now I have almost no disc space, I cant even run a backup because I dont have enough space. I have uninstalled everything that was not being used or redundent, and have cleaned up the disc, but to no avail. Help, what do I do? And why does it keep on filling up with things I am unable to detect. I am a novice user, so I need help. PS: It is only a year old.

A:Solved: Low Disc space on Recovery Drive-Vista

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I am new to this forum and was wondering if anyone could please help me with my problem. I have searched the internet for a solution but still struggling. Please bear with me as I am a newbie when it comes to technical stuff....When I purchased my computer I find I have local disk (E) and HDD (C), I am not sure why I have 2 seperate drives as I have only ever had a C drive on my past computers. all my programs seem to be on E drive and this is where the problem is I have perfomed disk cleanup and got rid of programs I dont use but still drive remains full?? I cannot run disk defragmenter as it tells me my drive is full. I am at a standstill and do not know what to do next please can anyone help me out.

My OS is Windows XP, File system NTFS, Local Disk E 5.99 GB with 18.1MB free, HDD C 180GB with 161GB free

Many thanks

A:Local disc drive E: showing no space Help needed please

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I have had this computer for a little over a year. For the last 6 months it has been continually telling me my Recovery Drive is low and it has been running out fast of space. I have done everything that I could to remove what I could but it still keeps on filling up with ( I dont know what). I have uninstalled all that I could to gain space, I have cleaned out everything I was told to to make space. but to no avail.
What can I do, know I cant even back up my computer because it says I am out of space. Please help, I am only a novice and just get by on the computer, but I'm not an idiot, what the heck is going on with this system?

A:Windows Vista Low Disc Space Recovery Drive D

I already replied to your original post.

Please don't post duplicate questions.

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Have installed 20 GB Hard Drive. Bios shows hard drive as 20 GB but Windows 98 is showing that I only have around 7 GB of free disc space. Fdisk shows drive to be formatted at 20GB. I believe that this is a Windows problem but don't remember where I saw the fix for it. Can anyone give me some guidance?

A:Hard Drive Free Disc Space Incorrect

Where are you seeing this incorrect number? Do not use DriveSpace to check, if that is what you are doing.

Check at a Command Prompt by typing DIR - is that ok?

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money

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I got the Error 0x8007045D while trying to backup on an external thumb drive. I did a google search and here on the forums and started trying some of the suggestions. However, I decided to check the thumb drive and it was nearly full and couldn't accept the full file. So I deleted some files and it loaded correctly. I don't know if it's acceptable to post a solution without posting an original problem first (if so- I apologize), but nowhere did I find a suggestion the error may be due to limited space on the destination drive.

A:Error 0x8007045D due to lack of disc space on external drive

That's because its the most basic thing to check first...many assume the problem must be far more advanced than that. Sort of like when the problem is "my computer won't turn on," the first answer is never check to see if it is plugged in because that seems too obvious.

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I'd like to run a batch file to check hard drive space on an XP computer, and if there is enough space available, then run some commands to create a directory to copy the files from remote server.

Read a text file with all the server ips
Run as service account
Verify that there is enough space on C:
Create a Install directory on remote server
Then copy the file from my computer remote server.

Can anybody please help me!!!

A:batch file to check hard drive space on an XP computer, and if there is enough space

I found this code on "SpiceWorks.com'.

I have not tested. I have not test (just to be clear). It's set up to determine % of free space (on a text file listing of servers) but could be modified to do what you want.

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How do I put the hard drive space used and free space on the Partition C: ? Partition D:\ and Partition E:\ has it but for some reason drive C:\ is missing it doesn't say how much space is used and how much space is free. The GBs are missing

A:How to bring back the amount of free space and used space on a hard drive

I'm a little confused about your question

You can't see how much drive space you have left when viewing your C drive via My Computer, or similar?

If you right-click on My Computer and select Manage, when the new window pops up click on Disk Management from the left hand side. What does that tell you about C drive? Assuming your C drive is actually a hard drive (and not a CD drive or something, though I have never heard of this happening and don't even know if it's possible to have C as your CD drive), you should see details at the top of the screen such as how much space you have left, by percentage of total capacity, as well as GB

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i installed ubuntu on my ssd and had a dual boot laptop, however i want to use my ssd as a cache drive, henceforth i deleted ubuntu and now i have unallocated space and free space on my ssd and i am wondering if i need to covert that into a new partitioned volume that can be used as a cache drive

A:Use unallocated space and free space on ssd as cache drive

I think you need to allocate the free space as a linux swap partition and format it as such.

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Hey guys,
I'm having a big problem with my hard drive space. First of all it keeps decreasing for no apparent reason when i am connected to the internet even though i'm not downloading anything. And i'm not talking about mb but GB!! My first guess was a vius so i ran my antivirus (avast) and removed some issues, but the trouble continues... I installed the WinDirStas as i saw in other posts to find if i missed something. And to my surprise i discovered that my HD is occupied by ~80GB of unaccessible files! I'm not sure i am saying that correctly so see for yourselves...

A:Hard drive space decreasing and showing less space available

I think you should read as 8 point 8... but you do need more overhead for Windows. Look at your pagefile settings in System and maybe have a look at what Windows Indexing settings are...

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Setting up a new box, Vista sadly to say. Installed MS Office XP Pro and get the following error when closing MS Word ONLY. Excel saves without any errors.

The disk is full. Free some space on this drive, or save the document on another disk. Try one of the following:
*Close any unneeded documents, programs, and windows.
*Save the document on another disk.

I've moved the file location and same error. I cleaned up the drive including removing all restore point except the last one.

Now this thing has a 250 gig drive but it is also used for security in a mini mart with 8 cameras. There are about 145 Gigs of video from the security cameras on this box. At this time I am just setting it up, no cameras are connected, and the security program hasn't been set up yet. I just moved the files from the old drive to this one. BTW the old drive crashed.

I've tried the detect and repair in MS Word and no help. I have uninstalled MS Office and reinstalled and no help and even went into Properties and set the user up on quota with no limits and still no help.

So now I am at a loss and have no idea what to try next. Really don't want to delete the security files because it took 6 hours to transfer them to this computer and unless all else fails this isn't a option I want to use.

Now on the old box, which had XP Pro this, was not a problem so on Vista it should not be either but then Vista is a MS Software so this is understandable. Actually, the old box had a 15... Read more

A:disk space is full. Free some space on this drive

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My C Drive is 27.9 Gb with only 33Mb on space free and my D Drive is 197Gb with 185Gb free space. I recently transferred all of my Documents/Pictures/Movies/Music to the D Drive but the C Drive has filled up yet again.
Running TreeSize Free on C Drive, I can see that a lot of space (10Gb) is used in the Temp file in local settings. I am presuming, as the folders are all dated, that these are restore folders - but I not sure. There are four huge folders; 4Gb, 3.2Gb, 1.9Gb, 1.6Gb - with dates in February, March and April this year and then many folders before that that are empty or nearly empty. Any suggestions gratefully received.

A:C Drive/D Drive disc space problem

You could turn of system restore? It would free up space but obviously you wont be able to use restore.

You could also increase the size of your c drive(I'm assuming you have a partition) which ofcourse would shrink your d drive.

Also you could try using "Disk Clean up" in your system tools. If you go to run and type cleanmgr you will be able to clean out some temp files etc.

If you want to keep c drive as empty as possible why don't you install any programs on d drive and also save directly to d drive. You will be able to run these programs from c drive.

Thats all i can think off.

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Within the last month I began seeing this message. I ran Disk Cleanup, and even uninstalled some little used programs, but I kept running low. For years I've kept a compact system volume of about 28GB in the logical 30GB C partition. All User info is on other drives. I've never run short of space before, but just to give me some room, I used Mini Partition Tool to add an additional 5GB to the C partition. This "filled up" within a week without me adding any programs, and now I'm getting the message again. I've tried Disk Cleanup, CCleaner, etc, with no improvement. This is my current status:

I'm at a loss with this because WinDirStat shows what has always been the historic size of my Boot Disk, but the others do not. Can someone help me solve this dilemma? Thanks

A:Running Low On Drive C Space

I noticed that TreeSize showed a 10GB folder called System Volume Information, which was not identified by WinDirStat. On Googling it, I found that it contained restore points. A thread in Tom's Hardware showed how to reduce its size in Advanced System settings. I reduced it to 2GB and now have plenty of C drive space. I manually back up the Boot drive weekly using Macrium Reflect, so I shouldn't need many restore points. TreeSize proved to be more useful than WinDirStat in this case. I'll leave this thread open for a few days to allow other responses, and to see what happens.

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I have just installed the important components with Windows Update on my XP. But now my C drive is running out of space... and fast! I only have 57.7mb of free space on my C drive. Where as i have 6.20 gb on my D drive.
Does anyone know how to make space on C drive; what to be deleted.


A:XP - C drive running out of space!

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I continue to get the messages about the Recovery Drive D being low on space. We do NOT use D for storing files other than those automatically placed there for recovery purposes.  The D partition was created (by HP assuming) with 25.6 GB and currently has less than 1.5 GB of free space.  Of the folders on this partition 21.3 GB are used by "preload".  I have tried everything I can find on the HP Support Forums as well as from the Microsoft Support Forums. NONE of it helps as I'm still not able to update to the latest "Anniversary Edition" for widows 10 (currently running Windows 10) as we get the error message about running low on space. And yes, I have turned System Protection off for this partition, I have deleted all files that show when run file cleanup, I have tried it all.. but to no avail.. The folders on this partition are those that I have seen listed as "DO NOT DELETE". What needs to be done to allow Windows 10 to complete an update without running out of space on the recovery (D) partition?   

A:Recovery drive D running low on space

Hi, Looks like somehow it picks D: as default location to download. Please change default location using the following way:          http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/how-change-your-default-save-locations-windows-10 Regards.

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Hi there,

Sorry if I've misposted this but not sure what category this falls in.

I bought an ASUS S56 laptop 6 months back or so that had a hybrid 24 GB SSD and 700 GB HDD. I tried the Windows 8 (which came preinstalled) but I wasn't ready for the change yet so I made the needed BIOS/UEFI changes and installed Windows 7 on the small 24 GB SSD (C:\).

I've setup the defaults so that all new programs and documents are saved on the HDD (E:\) as to keep space available for the OS on the SSD. Now 6 months later my OS is seeming to grow and I'm running out of space on the SSD. I've already disabled hybrid sleep and a few other features in order to minimize the space the OS takes up but I can't seem to stop it from growing.

I'm wondering if there are any additional ways to reduce the space my OS is taking? Is there any files in the C:\Windows that can be deleted? Or is my only true solution to replace the hybrid SSD/HDD with a full size SSD?

Thanks for the help.

A:Running Out of OS Drive Space, Possible Solutions...

You can lower the size of your page file, delete restore points except the most recent one, but in the end, I would go for a larger SSD.

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Hopefully someone can help. As by the title, IM running low on disk space in my c drive. Free space 0 Bytes. Total size: 32.4 GB.When trying to delete programmes on the add/remove programmes section, it wont allow me to delete anymore as i have run out of space. can anyone make any suggestions please? I am using an Asus A3E. With Windows XP.
Really, really hoping that i can fix this with your help.

A:Running low on disk space in c drive

Have now run out of space completely on the c drive.


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Recently I keep getting a msg warning me that I?m running out of space on D drive. I clean it up as suggested but it's not having any effect.
The MS forum moderator suggests it's a not an operating system issue but an issue for Toshiba.

It appears that files are being saved to D drive which shouldn't be happening...?

A:Running out of disk space on D drive

Sorry for this question but what is MSG warning?
And what was the argument why it should be Toshiba issue?

Is this info from operating system itself or given by some Toshiba tool like Tempro?

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Message appears 2-3 times a day yet all indications are that there is ample space,ran combo,ranDDS.Hope I have done all this right will check back in after work in the morning and thanks to all the responders...DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17420  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.71.2
Run by Gabriel at 1:45:39 on 2014-12-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8074.5091 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition *Enabled/Updated* {9B5F5313-CAF9-DD97-C460-E778420237B4}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition *Enabled/Updated* {203EB2F7-ECC3-D219-FED0-DC0A39857D09}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Antivirus Free Edition\gzserv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:"Drive operating normally but running out of space"

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I bought a Yoga 2 Pro laptop about a year ago.  I keep getting a warning that I am running out of space in Drive C.  I have my pictures stored under This PC > Pictures.  It says I haved used 213 GB out of 213 GB.  I thought when I bought this it had a tremendous amount of storage for photos and videos.  Is there storage somewhere I am missing?  Thanks for any help!
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.

A:Yoga 2 Pro - Running out of space in Drive C:

Hi b8caster , 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Would you have the Machine Number from the label sticker or check it from here.
We would be able to check for the storage capacity as it was purchased with otherwise to check it directly from the pc.
Try to open disc management tool to check on how the storage is partitioned to compare it to the actual harddrive capacity. 
Update us how it is on your pc. 

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My bosses computer has a very strange folder structure on his c: drive
He's down to his last gig of space but I cant tell what is occupying all of it. He doesn't have lots of pictures on his desktop or the normal libraries/picture folder locations nor video and music files. He runs his computer mainly for vector cutting products.

Running windirstat revealed the following:

his C drive has 100's of folders with strange and odd names in the root. we run kaspersky religiously and have not encountered a virus recently. I don't know if he downloaded something through his email. Can I start removing files indicated by windirstat? If so which ones, I don't want to delete something important but at the same time I'd like to figure out what's creating and taking up all this space.

any help would be appreciated.
windows7 home premium 32bit

A:windirstat running out of space C: drive

Most of the files are located in the Curtis sub directory, which is under Users. It's showing over 30 GB, so you need to get rid of some of those files if possible.

An alternative would be to install another hard drive or use a USB hard drive & copy a lot of those files that are not required very often, onto it.

Is the computer shown in your System Specs the one you are asking about or is the problem computer a different one. If it's different could you provide some specs on it.

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Hello, was wondering if anyone could tell me with this, it seems almost 85gb of my hard drive space is being used up by recovery and I am starting to need the extra space in my C drive, is this possible?
Thanks in advance

A:Can I Take Space From Recovery Partition for More Space in (C:) Drive?

As a general rule, if you already ran off the manufacturer recovery discs, you can then delete the recovery partition, create another in the unallocated space and use it to store your data.

You probably won't be bsle to do it with windows tools.

This free program should do the job:


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Hello, I'm trying to help a friend whose notebook was infected with malware. She tried to clean it herself and the result is that Windows XP Pro sees the (C Drive as "Used space 0 bytes, empty space 0 bytes, capacity 0 bytes". Disk management sees Drive (C as "66.34 GB NTFS healthy system with 92% empty space" Disk management also sees "HP_Recovery (D 7.18 GB with 2% empty space" and "Unknown Partition 1.00 GB healthy with 14% empty space"

Because Windows XP thinks the disk has zero bytes of capacity and zero bytes of empty space, I am unable to download or install any diagnostic or anti malware utilities. I ran Avira Antivir Rescue System from the CD Drive and it found "TR/Drop.Agent.ahdz" Trojan in several files and it renamed the files. After the Antivir scan windows began to display the following message during startup "Windows is unable to open the following folder, folder: rncsys32.exe.XXX".

The PC boots and runs normal. The only problem is that the OS thinks the Hard Disk Drive is full.

Is there a way to make windows recognize that Drive (C does not have zero bytes of capacity and zero bytes of empty space? Also would deleting the Drive C: partition and restoring the system work in this case, or should I save some time and just install a new hard drive?

Thanks in advance for any responses.

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Hi all
Here is what happened.
I had to uninstall HP Photosmart C4100 series only because I was missing some wording on the buttons that just disappeared for some reason, so I went on thier help and support and it showed the exact same problem and what to do about it, It said to uninstall the program and then just reinstall it.
Well now, when I go to reinstall, it will not automatically start so I clicked on my computer and dvd-rw Drive (E and there are no files, in fact it states that my my file system is CDFS and the CDA Default - Full ___ It says all space used 672 MB and Free Space 0 Bytes

What the heck happened, I am no computer wizard so can you please help me to correct this, I can't download the Photosmart program back onto my computer ????


A:Solved: DVD-RW Drive (E:) Used Space/Free Space 0 ?????

CD might be dirty...

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I have a Maxtor One Touch external hard drive. It is supposed to have 200 GB. I have used 88 GB. When I click on properties it tells me that I have used 143 GB and only have 46 GB free. What happened to about 65 GB???? It also says total size is 189 GB.

Nothing matches!!! Any idea of what has gone wrong?



A:Hard Drive Prematurely running out of space

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Okay, I have 15 GB C drive and 40 GB , D drive on my Laptop w/winXP. NFTS not Fat 32 system. had to get rid of system restore to get 1 GB space and I noticed that my iTunes have 2 Gb of songs. I am left with barely 2 GB of space on my hard drive and when I put something in it, it says I have no room.

I was moving my itunes folder to my D drive but I noticed it was just copying it. I dont want to fhave 2 folders of itunes and I dont want to lose my songs.

On the bottom of the drives, there is an option to compress drives. I am not familiar with this feature, is it worth doing it. Any downside to doing this?

I wish I only had one drive rather than the 2 partiton that the computer came with.

Any ideas to fix this problem? TIA

A:Running out of space in my C drive , Sony Vaio

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Hi, my drive is divided in two -- C and D drives. The C drive is where the computer's basic systems run; the D drive is just for files and for non-essential programs I've installed. The problem is that the C drive is running out of memory: about 170 MB right now. It used to be about 3 GBs. I don't know what's been filling it up, but I assume it is because of updates to windows and also to Firefox (which is installed on the C drive). I've removed as many programs as I can from it but the memory keeps dropping.

I was hoping that I could get some advice about how to resolve this problem. I can imagine two solutions: (a) remove the wall between the C and D drives or (b) learn what has filled up the C drive and how to remove/resolve. I don't know how to do either.

About my computer:
Dell Latitude D505
Win XP
Service Packs: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 AND Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2 (also Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SPI)
Thank you very much.

A:bifurcated hard drive -- space running out

memory = RAM
space = hard drive capacity

Have you run Disk Cleanup? Checked everything and run it? Start there
Disk Cleanup is off the accessories menu/system tools

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