Unable to delete unwanted files: There is not enough free disk space

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Hi,

I am having error of low disk space on my computer. I then tried to delete unnecessary file from a computer, but I am very astonished to look at this error given to me by my computer who was complaining of low disk space already.

When I try to delete file it says:

cannot delete error

Error Deleting File

Cannot delete DOCPROP: There is not enough free disk space

Delete one or more file to free disk space, and then try again.

Now I cannot  understand why it requires free space to delete a file. If I have space, why should I delete the file?

I am not deleting files due to the space issue.

Anyway, Microsoft is so unexpected kind of company understanding of which the holy error are ahead of my mind, so please guide me in understanding this error.

Thanks.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #118506

Unable to delete unwanted files: There is not enough free disk space

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Hi, 

The issue you are having is not about your system low disk space. It’s about your recycle bin which is full and can't contain any more files in it. That's why it’s showing you Low disk. On the desktop there will be an icon of the recycle bin. Right click on it and the options will appear. It will be empty recycle bin or Just go to your recycle bin and open it and delete all files from there one by one or by selecting yourself which one to delete and which one to be kept there. Or just select all and delete all files from there and the error message won't come again.

Hope it will solve your problem.

Answered By 572940 points N/A #309816

Unable to delete unwanted files: There is not enough free disk space

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In normal operation, that shouldn’t happen. Basically, when you delete a file, it is not automatically deleted. It goes straight to the Recycle Bin which acts as a trash can that collects all the garbage where the garbage are the files you delete. Since it collects all the files you delete, it occupies space in your hard drive.

In Windows XP and older, the default size of the Recycle Bin is ten percent (10%) of the drive’s capacity. In Windows Vista and higher, the algorithm was tweaked and the default size is ten percent of the first 40 GB quota of the drive and five percent (5%) of the quota beyond 40 GB.

Now, when you delete a file and the Recycle Bin is already full or the space left is not enough to hold the file you deleted, it will prompt you to delete the file permanently because the file is bigger than the remaining space of the Recycle Bin.

In your case, if you didn’t receive the prompt to delete the file permanently when you try to delete the file “DOCPROP”, just try emptying the Recycle Bin to free up space. On your desktop, right-click the Recycle Bin and select “Empty Recycle Bin”. After this, you may now delete the file you want to delete. Another way to free up space is to use CCleaner.

Download the free version of CCleaner and install it. Once installed, start CCleaner and clean your system. This should fix the problem. If you want to change the size of the Recycle Bin, on your desktop, right-click the “Recycle Bin” and select “Properties”. From there, change the size allotted to every drive or set a fixed size for all the drives.

Change the size of the Recycle Bin
Change the size of the Recycle Bin

If you want to convert CCleaner to Pro, download the codes and follow the instructions.

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