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Windows 7: Large HD showing red w/3+ GB Free

12 May 2010   #1
skygodtj

Windows7 64bit Upgrade clean install.
 
 
Large HD showing red w/3+ GB Free

Win7, 64bit.. I have several partitions that show red in Explorer, indicating that they're filling up when they have better than 3GB free (out of 40+ GB).. How can I stop the low disk space msgs and change the behavior till it -reeeeeally- gets low (like couple hundred MB's)

I have one other system partition that was created (100mb) when I did the original install.. this one is nearly full with some MSCache folder, that holds .cab files... this one has a couple kb's free... It isnt a recovery partition ('far as I can tell) but I do get low space msgs from this... Can I clean it out/kill off the partition?

Thanks


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12 May 2010   #2
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skygodtj View Post
Win7, 64bit.. I have several partitions that show red in Explorer, indicating that they're filling up when they have better than 3GB free (out of 40+ GB).. How can I stop the low disk space msgs and change the behavior till it -reeeeeally- gets low (like couple hundred MB's)

I have one other system partition that was created (100mb) when I did the original install.. this one is nearly full with some MSCache folder, that holds .cab files... this one has a couple kb's free... It isnt a recovery partition ('far as I can tell) but I do get low space msgs from this... Can I clean it out/kill off the partition?

Thanks
There is a tutorial on how to disable the low disk space message at Low Disk Space Warning in Vista - Vista Forums.

I'm not sure about the small partition though.

If it doesn't appear as a system partition in disk management then it could be safe to remove but I'm not sure.

Oli
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12 May 2010   #3
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Regarding the red bar, according to Microsoft, its a hardcoded feature and cannot be changed as of now. Maybe in SP1
Incorrect low space warning (red usage bar) in Computer
There's a similar thread here too, but unanswered.
Changing the Disk Space Bar "Low Level"

Regarding your second question, check this thread
What's on that 100MB partition? Can I delete it?
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13 May 2010   #4
skygodtj

Windows7 64bit Upgrade clean install.
 
 

Ok, thanks guys.. I'll see what I can do...
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