I have a low disk place

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This thing is always bothering me whenever I use the computer!

Drive C: and drive D: are my current drive file holder. All the files are saved there. I deleted some files due to the amount of data stored in my drivers. The computer always warned me about 'Low disk place" icon on the system tray;

To free space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files

Low Disk Space

You are running out of disk space on Local

Disk (C:). To free space on this drive by deleting

old or unnecessary files, click here…

I already deleted some files from drive C: as well as from drive D. The message icon from the system tray still popped-up the message. I don't have a back-up yet (flash drive) to do a reformatting because all the files left is somewhat important.

What else can I do in order to make the drive C: free in space?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #113401

I have a low disk place

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Hi Pettier,

There are some ways to solve your problem like: disk cleanup, disk de-fragmenter, Del temporary files and cookies, remove old files/software that are unused and scan your computer using updated Antivirus. Here are the solutions, you can do any of the following. Hope that these will help resolve your problem.

Solution 1

Perform a full de-fragmentation to increase the speed by rearranging files that are stored in your hard disk. It will help you a lot. It is actually recommended to do de-fragmentation at least twice a week.

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Press the Windows key and select the following:

  • All Programs.
  • Accessories.
  • System Tools.
  • Disk De-fragmenter.

The Disk De-fragmenter window will open:

Step 2: Right-click the local drive C > select Defragment.

Wait for a minute and when the de-fragmentation is done:

Step 3: Restart your computer.

Solution 2

Do you have many applications and programs that are installed in your computer? If there's any program that you have not used for a long time, you need to remove it. It is just a waste of some memories, and when you do that, at least, you can download other software that you wanted. Here are the steps on how you will remove unimportant programs.

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Press the Windows key and select the following:

  • Control Panel.
  • Pick the Add or Remove Programs category.

Step 2: In the Add or Remove Programs window, you have to pick programs that need to remove.

Step 3: Select the program > click Remove button to uninstall.

Remove button to uninstall

Just follow the same steps in Steps 2-3 to remove other unimportant programs.

Solution 3:

You have to clean your Internet Browser & delete cookies. It just occupies some of your memory. If you don't know how to do it, follow these steps:

Step 1: Press the Windows key and select the following:

  • Control panel.
  • Network and Internet Connections category.
  • Pick the Internet Option icon.

Step 2: In the Internet Properties, kindly check the delete browsing history on exit, check box, then click the delete button.

Step 3: You can check them all, except the Form data passwords, if you don't want to delete that information.

The most important thing is to delete Temporary files, Cookies and History

The most important thing is to delete Temporary files, Cookies and History.

Step 4: Then click the Delete button and close the dialog box.

Solution 4:

Clean your Disk cleanup to free up disk space in the computer's hard drive. Disk Cleanup targets to perform the following: Compression of old files, Temporary Internet files, Recycle Bin, Offline files, Downloaded Program files, Temporary Windows file and Startup log files.

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Press the Windows key and select Run, then hit Enter and type cleanmgr.exe.

The Disk Cleanup dialog box will open.

Check all the check box on the files to delete

Step 2: After scanning, check all the check box on the files to delete.

Step 3: Click OK > click Yes and wait for a second, the disk cleanup is cleaning up necessary files and the dialog box will automatically disappear.

Disk cleanup is cleaning up necessary files
Answered By 0 points N/A #113402

I have a low disk place

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Hello Pettier!

Actually, you failed to mention how much space available is left in your drive C. Drive C is the default location of your operating system. Even if you deleted files to free the drive, it doesn't make any difference when you deleted such small files that are only measured in kilobytes (KB). 

Moreover, drive C is where the default location of the programs you have installed in your computer was placed and these programs could be particularly large in size. Probably, you have installed too many programs that occupy too much space on your drive.

You have to maintain at least 200 megabytes (MB) of free space in your drive C to ensure system stability. Check the partition of how much is left in your drive C. If it is under 200 MB, you will be getting that warning every time you open the computer. To resolve this issue, you can try uninstalling programs that you are not using. Note: Be careful in deleting files because you might delete drivers. 

These files are maintaining the stability of your system which your hardware uses to function. You can simply click the balloon message to delete old or unnecessary files. Just follow the computer's instructions that will be provided in details.

Regards,

Jericho

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