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Windows 7: free disk space on system folder hard drive?

22 Aug 2011   #1

windows 7 64
free disk space on system folder hard drive?

I was wondering after all the normal cleaning and maintenance how do I fix my problem when I get an error on my photo program that says not enough disk space on hard drive containing your system folder, need to free up more space. I have a new computor that has
dual core processor
3.20 ghz
4GB RAM memory
871 GB of free space
win 7
I Have oen pcture open that I am trying to print as a bussiness card that I want to print in a multiple print on a page of 10 and it won't allow me to print. Can someone please help me.

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23 Aug 2011   #2

Ubuntu 12.10

You have 871 gb of free space yet it is saying that you have no free space? I doubt that is true, can you show me a screenshot of Computer to see the 'free space' on your drives.

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23 Aug 2011   #3

windows 7 64

I have 2 hard drives on my computor and it says out of 917 available I have 876 free. This computor is only a few months old and we don't use it for much. It probably has alot of over kill in some ways. Thats why it ticks me off that I am having this problem. I am not very good on the computor and that is why I am seeking help. I don't know how to get you a screen shot, but I do think I understand how much disk space I have. This is my 3rd computor.
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24 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

What program are you using?
In the options, where does it show it saves and/or what directory it uses for a TEMP location?

If its using a Temp location in a Program Files folder, its possible it needs ADMIN rights in order to write to the drive.
Its possible this is why you are getting the error. Not really the fact theres no space, but that it does not have the permission to wriite or modify.

In short, try ruinning the program as Administrator.
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24 Aug 2011   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


Follow this procedure, being sure to expand the fields so that we have all info:


Run disk management:
WIN is the key with the wavy flag.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar key combo (this pops up a menu) followed by X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field. This is very important, otherwise, needed info is not visible.

Make a snapshot:
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save

Post the snapshot:
· Click on the paperclip icon in that row of icons at the top of the message box.
· BROWSE button. There are 5 choices.
· Navigate to the folder containing the snapshot.
· Click on the snapshot.
· UPLOAD button which is adjacent to the 5th BROWSE button.
· Close the MANAGE ATTACHMENTS window.
· Position the cursor at the spot in the message where you want the
snapshot to appear.
· Click on the PaperClip again.
· Click on the file which you want to insert
· Attach code will be inserted into your message.


Now to better help us and so that your system specs are present in everyone of your posts, please use this procedure:

User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) |
in left-hand column, under Your Profile, Edit System Spec |

Use Speccy - System Information - Free Download
and/or SIW to gather info for filling in the blanks.

Do me a favor. Please add the word laptop or desktop to the “system manufacturer” block.

Provide full windows version info, such as provided by Speccy:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader, Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor

Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.

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24 Aug 2011   #6

windows 7 64
Solved disk space!!!!

Thanks sooooo much Wishmaster. Running the program as administrator was the solution. Consider you hugged through the computor!!!!
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24 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Glad you got it sorted out & thanks for letting us know.
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