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Windows 7: low disc space partition color

01 Oct 2009   #11
Ase

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,

I am looking for the same thing as Tylor that started this thread and UnderBoac with the last input. Windows 7 seems to make the the partition bar color red when over 90% of the disk free space. I would like this color change to be disabled because todays discs of over 1.5TB when you have over 100GB left the disc is not out of space I think. The red bar only draws attention of users that think they are out of space without reading the values. Can this be changed from being 90% of the disk to be for example 500MB left of free space of the disc?

//Ase


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01 Oct 2009   #12
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ase View Post
Hi,

I am looking for the same thing as Tylor that started this thread and UnderBoac with the last input. Windows 7 seems to make the the partition bar color red when over 90% of the disk free space. I would like this color change to be disabled because todays discs of over 1.5TB when you have over 100GB left the disc is not out of space I think. The red bar only draws attention of users that think they are out of space without reading the values. Can this be changed from being 90% of the disk to be for example 500MB left of free space of the disc?

//Ase
I like the idea.

I am sure there is a way, let me look around.

~Lordbob
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01 Oct 2009   #13
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I think there is a way to turn off low disk space notification by using a free app called Ultimate Windows Tweaker

Haven't tried this particular setting but it looks like it might do what you want.


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02 Oct 2009   #14
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnderBoac View Post
I really want to to change the colors of the 'percentage full indicators' from those ugly vista colors to my own choice. It would be also nice to change the settings of the percentages, cause on a 125 gb partition the indicator already turns red, with still 15 GB free. I think the warning must be relative/ adjustable
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ase View Post
Hi,

I am looking for the same thing as Tylor that started this thread and UnderBoac with the last input. Windows 7 seems to make the the partition bar color red when over 90% of the disk free space. I would like this color change to be disabled because todays discs of over 1.5TB when you have over 100GB left the disc is not out of space I think. The red bar only draws attention of users that think they are out of space without reading the values. Can this be changed from being 90% of the disk to be for example 500MB left of free space of the disc?

//Ase
Don't think this will change the color of the low disk space warning, but it will change the other colors.

Start Orb,
Right click 'Computer',
Click 'Manage',
Select 'Disk Management' under storage,
Click the last Icon on the tool bar 'Settings',
In the 'Appearance' tab you can change the 'Color and Pattern' for the disks

The other suggested ways you can turn it off.
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02 Oct 2009   #15
Ase

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
I think there is a way to turn off low disk space notification by using a free app called Ultimate Windows Tweaker

Haven't tried this particular setting but it looks like it might do what you want.
Hi Harpua,

Tried it but it did not change the behavior of the bars.

//Ase
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21 Oct 2009   #16
Ase

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ase View Post
Hi,

I am looking for the same thing as Tylor that started this thread and UnderBoac with the last input. Windows 7 seems to make the the partition bar color red when over 90% of the disk free space. I would like this color change to be disabled because todays discs of over 1.5TB when you have over 100GB left the disc is not out of space I think. The red bar only draws attention of users that think they are out of space without reading the values. Can this be changed from being 90% of the disk to be for example 500MB left of free space of the disc?

//Ase
I like the idea.

I am sure there is a way, let me look around.

~Lordbob
Hi,

Lordbob, Did you find anything?

//Ase
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21 Oct 2009   #17
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

No, I have not, sorry.

~Lordbob
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31 Mar 2010   #18
Ase

Windows 7
 
 
Old issue now, any new info

Hi,

Issue is pretty old now, but still as annoying.
Anyone with new info?

//Ase
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12 Jul 2010   #19
vaidyaabhishek

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

this thing happens when you have less than 10% free space. so on a 2TB HDD it will happen when the free space fall under 186GB.
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13 Jul 2010   #20
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a USB hard drive I am storing the digital copies of DVD's I buy. I have over 20GB free and its RED and makes it look like something is wrong with the drive more then it tells me about the space avail. I know nothing is wrong with the drive as I use it to watch movies on the laptop but when I have a friend over to watch a movie or bring it with me some place people always think something is wrong with the drive and I need to disconnect it.

Its a feature that to me at least wasn't clearly thought out how to best implement it to express the true nature of the condition of the drive. Like others I know how much space I have left and I don't need a big red bar to tell me every time I connect some media that's full like my USB flash drives and HDD's.
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