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Windows 7: help needed - low disk space


05 May 2010   #1

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help needed - low disk space

My c drive has size 24 gb and when i select all items in the drive and hit the properties button the size indicated is only 12gb .
Freqently the message low disk space is shown in a pop up.
What should i do to free space on that drive?

I tried using ccleaner initially it was able to create some free space but as time passed its of no use.

Is there any possible solution to the problem?


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05 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Yes there is, BUY a new hard drive.
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05 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Start Orb, type in REGEDIT

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Policies\ Explorer.

If it's not there, create a DWORD value and call it NoLowDiskSpaceChecks.

Double-click on NoLowDiskSpaceChecks, and enter the value 1, and press OK.

Low Disk Space Warning in Vista - Vista Forums
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05 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Make sure you are showing all hidden and OS file in Control Panel>Folder Options>View tab.

You can use Windirstat to show you where your space is going.

I do recommend buying a bigger drive though. Storage is so cheap these days, you could pick up a 1TB drive for $65.
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05 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I like to use Tree Size Free to see disk space as it's smaller than WinDirStat and doesn't have to be installed. It's just an EXE that you can run.
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