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Windows 7: Partition space indicator is red -- why?


30 Apr 2010   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Partition space indicator is red -- why?

Hello,

As you can see from the attached image, the partition that I save my Macrium images to has a red bar for the capacity space indicator. I am assuming this means it is close to full. Is this the correct assumption?

Also, can I extend this partition? I made it with Windows 7, but I forgot how. Can someone refresh my memory how I can do it?

Thanks, you guys! I appreciate all of your input!

~Antonio



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30 Apr 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Yep it's getting full, here's a tutorial for extending partitions,
Partition or Volume - Extend
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30 Apr 2010   #3
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juanantoniod View Post
Hello,

As you can see from the attached image, the partition that I save my Macrium images to has a red bar for the capacity space indicator. I am assuming this means it is close to full. Is this the correct assumption?

Also, can I extend this partition? I made it with Windows 7, but I forgot how. Can someone refresh my memory how I can do it?

Thanks, you guys! I appreciate all of your input!

~Antonio
it's seems like your bitloker active..
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30 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

You could remove some of your older backups and that will get you more space.
30 gig is very small for backups Try to extend the partition as stated above and if you can't get a bigger or another drive
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01 May 2010   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Thanks to everyone!

To everyone who replied with helpful information, I will be giving out as much "rep" as I can, with greatest thanks. I especially appreciate the link to the tutorial, and the information about sizing my backup partition.

Because the first backup image I made was only about 7GB, I thought that a little more than 3 times that would be plenty. However, that was made when my system had barely any programs on it, and now I have many more installed. Also, I have to off-load my big files before doing the image, which I don't mind because it makes me do "housekeeping". However, next time I set up Windows for the first time (hopefully not soon), I will definitely be making a partition for data, and a partition for OS & apps. Then, I will image the system, and backup the data separately... I digress...

Thanks a lot, you guys!!!

~Antonio
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