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Windows 7: Disable change drive icon label to RED Colour?

29 Jan 2012   #11
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by magsood View Post
C drive is not the Problem!
Another drive is 450 GB in size
45 GB Remained is the red!
I was going by the screen shot you posted that showed C in the red and lots of free space left on D.


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29 Jan 2012   #12
magsood

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by magsood View Post
C drive is not the Problem!
Another drive is 450 GB in size
45 GB Remained is the red!
I was going by the screen shot you posted that showed C in the red and lots of free space left on D.
ScreenShot Not For My Computer. Just to explain
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29 Jan 2012   #13
magsood

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
There's just no way to change that.
Thanks
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29 Jan 2012   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Since you are hardly using D: I would take 30 or 40 Gigs from it.

Ahh, never mind.
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17 Oct 2012   #15
Iteejer

Windows 8 Enterprise 64 Bit
 
 

Here a solution from another user in this forum which worked for me (also confirmed working for Windows 8)
This is for people who have big drives and get the annoying red color when the disk space becomes low.

low disc space partition color

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonaska View Post
You can actually remove the colorbar completely quite easy.

1. Run REGEDIT as administrator
2. Open HKLM\Software\Classes\Drive
3. Change the value for the key TileInfo. Remove the phrase "System.PercentFull;"
The key should read the following:
Before: prop:*System.PercentFull;System.Computer.DecoratedFreeSpace;System.Volume.FileSystem
After: prop:*System.Computer.DecoratedFreeSpace;System.Volume.FileSystem
4. Restart windows explorer (open task manager, and kill the process explorer.exe, choose File, Run and type in explorer.exe)
5. Now open Computer to see the absense of the colorbars

Note: This method does not disable the warning which occurs when free space falls below 10%. It does only remove the anoying red bars.
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17 Oct 2012   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This is like asking how to disable warning lights in your car. Spend your efforts cleaning up your computer to make extra space. The performance of your computer is already slowed due to your lack of free space, and it's only going to get worse. Fix the problem, rather than worrying about hiding the warnings.
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17 Oct 2012   #17
Iteejer

Windows 8 Enterprise 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
This is like asking how to disable warning lights in your car. Spend your efforts cleaning up your computer to make extra space. The performance of your computer is already slowed due to your lack of free space, and it's only going to get worse. Fix the problem, rather than worrying about hiding the warnings.
Well not necessarily, for instance I have a dual boot (one disk, two partitions).
Windows 8 and windows 7. And the Windows 7 partition is giving me that annoying red color bar.

I don't have any performance slowdown 'due to my lack of free space'.

Besides if you come to the point that you are going to hide these warning, then I take it you have sufficient computer knowledge and know what you are doing.

From my point of view this is completely subjective. Although Microsoft states you have to have an amount % free of disk space for defragmentation and whatnot.

That really doesn't matter in my opinion if you have a fast and stable system.

I do recommend to do this on another partition (beside your main OS partition).

But it is possible, and that is what the topicstarter asks right?
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17 Oct 2012   #18
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iteejer View Post
I don't have any performance slowdown 'due to my lack of free space'.

From my point of view this is completely subjective. Although Microsoft states you have to have an amount % free of disk space for defragmentation and whatnot.

That really doesn't matter in my opinion if you have a fast and stable system.
It's actually not subjective at all. It's been a known fact for well over a decade, and it's not Microsoft's doing. It's the way a computer handles a disk drive and how it writes files to the drive through the file system. It does have an impact on performance, and can have an impact on stability as well. It does matter, especially when we're trying to put the OP in the best position.

Now, my comments are concerning a system volume. If the drive is not the system volume, you can throw out any worries about stability.
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13 Jun 2015   #19
comnut

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
This is like asking how to disable warning lights in your car. Spend your efforts cleaning up your computer to make extra space. The performance of your computer is already slowed due to your lack of free space, and it's only going to get worse. Fix the problem, rather than worrying about hiding the warnings.
yeah, I know its an old thread, but I came here from this link, dated only 6 days ago...

If you have just 'landed' here, I found this link *is* actually more informative..

How about if you have a car that was 'modified' by someone so a loud repetitive 'bleep' when your petrol tank (70 gallons capacity! ) says ONLY 40 gallons left- good for another 1000miles...!!!!
very irritating!

now if you have a 2 Tb (2000 Gbytes!) disk just used for storage on your PC, and you have ONLY 200G left, it would be irksome...
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