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Windows 7: Low Disk Space Problem

09 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Low Disk Space Problem

Hi!

I have a little problem with a Windows Notification.

Every few seconds, on the far right side of the taskbar, windows keeps popping up a little window saying:

"low disk space (you are running out of disk space on ...)"

i read several solutions, the most common one seems to be disabling it in this location in the registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explore


i looked for it but i found that folder nowhere. i found only a folder called "associations" in it. there is no folder called "explorer". this is weid because in every tutorial i read there was a reference to this specific folder.

i have a legally bought copy of windows 7 home premium oem version. it is not pirated in any way.

please help this little window is driving me crazy!

thanks in advance,
jakab.


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09 Jan 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by itmustbereggae View Post
Hi!

I have a little problem with a Windows Notification.

Every few seconds, on the far right side of the taskbar, windows keeps popping up a little window saying:

"low disk space (you are running out of disk space on ...)"

i read several solutions, the most common one seems to be disabling it in this location in the registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explore


i looked for it but i found that folder nowhere. i found only a folder called "associations" in it. there is no folder called "explorer". this is weid because in every tutorial i read there was a reference to this specific folder.

i have a legally bought copy of windows 7 home premium oem version. it is not pirated in any way.

please help this little window is driving me crazy!

thanks in advance,
jakab.

Hi and welcome

You could just use the disk cleanup wizard to del temp files and give you more room. failing that there is and adjustment as to when windows notifies you.

Ken J+
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09 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

ok first of all thanks for the hyper-quick answer

and i think i did that once when i clicked on it but it kept popping up.

i did it again now hopefully it works this time.

thanks a lot!

peace
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09 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by itmustbereggae View Post
ok first of all thanks for the hyper-quick answer

and i think i did that once when i clicked on it but it kept popping up.

i did it again now hopefully it works this time.

thanks a lot!

peace
.
What drive does the low disk space message refer to? A common cause of low disk space messages is storing data/backups on a small recovery partition that's mostly full to begin with.
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09 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

its on D:

its around 60 gigs and full.

i dont want to delete stuff on it though just to make that annoying thingy go away -.-
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10 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 
worked!

holy cow it worked! thanks a lot.
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10 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

-closed-
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