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Windows 7: What are "Low disk space" messages for?

05 Sep 2013   #1
Marty McFly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
What are "Low disk space" messages for?

I keep getting "Low disk space" messages about one of my partitions.

First of all, what is the point of this message? I can see why it would be useful for the system drive, but for all other drives why would anyone worry about filling up a drive?

More importantly, how can I disable this message from persistently popping up every day?


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05 Sep 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Marty,

It's basically just a warning to let you know that the disk/partition is extremely low on free space. This is to warn you to either clear space or get a bigger storage device soon since you could lose data, possibly everything, on the hard drive if you run out of space on it.

The tutorial below can help show you how to disable the "Low disk space" message.
Low Disk Space Warning in Vista
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Sep 2013   #3
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Hello, Also, when the hard drive is low on space, it will also take longer to load things etc, resulting in your computer potentially taking longer to do things.
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05 Sep 2013   #4
xunile

Win 7 x64
 
 

If the warning is about your recovery partition it is probably coming up because you copied some data onto the partition. You aren't supposed to use that partition for storing your personal or backup files.
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05 Sep 2013   #5
Marty McFly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It's just a partition I use to store data. I never write to it and it has nothing to do with the system. Just storage. I still don't get it. Are hard drives more likely to crash if they get nearly full?
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05 Sep 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Full OS drives are more likely to cause issues than full data drives when it doesn't have the needed working space on the drive.
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05 Sep 2013   #7
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Full OS drives are more likely to cause issues than full data drives when it doesn't have the needed working space on the drive.
I'm getting close to that point...enough so that I am periodically going in and wiping my browsing history, cache, etc. I suppose a partition adjustment could solve the problem, but I don't know if that can be done without a reinstall.

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05 Sep 2013   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Randy,

You could use a free program like MiniTool Partition Wizard or EaseUS Partition Master to move space from one partition to the C: partition to give it more space.
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05 Sep 2013   #9
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Randy,

You could use a free program like MiniTool Partition Wizard or EaseUS Partition Master to move space from one partition to the C: partition to give it more space.
That's good to hear.

I've already moved some stuff onto the external drives to free up room on the internal data partition, so I'll add more of the space from that drive to the C: drive. I hadn't worried about it too much yet, because doing the cleanup I mentioned before would buy me some time, as seen below....
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Now I will look into some reorganization of my space on my next day off....thanks for the info!


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05 Sep 2013   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Just a reminder that you can only shuffle space around partitions within the same hard drive like that, and not from a different hard drive.
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