How to Solve Low Disk Space Warning on Dell Recovery D Drive?

April 30, 2019

When you are bothered by the Low Disk Space warning on Recovery D drive on Dell computer that running Windows operating system, you can refer to this paper to find out reasons and solutions.

The issue

“I have a Dell Inspiron computer and it is running Windows 10. Recently, when I’m using Dell computer, Low Disk Space warning for Recovery D drive always shows up, which is rather annoying. How can I resolve such issue? Is there any idea?”

Analysis

Dell Recovery D drive, created by the computer manufacturer, holds compressed image file of the original systems. If system crashes, you can use it to restore OS to factory settings. Unlike Windows recovery partition, usually, factory recovery drive will not fill it by itself. That is to say, Recovery D drive running out of space issue might occur as some files are written to this drive.

Solutions

Here introduces you various ways to fix Low Disk Space alert for Recovery D drive in Dell computer.

Solution 1. Disable Low Disk Space Warning

If you don’t care about what occupies the space of Dell Recovery D drive but just don’t want to see the warning anymore, try to disable such notification. Here are detailed steps:

1. Press Windows+ simultaneously, input regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

2. Go to the following path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

3. Right click Explorer and create a new DWORD; name it as "NoLowDiskSpaceChecks” and set value to 1.

Solution 2. Delete unnecessary files on it

If you don’t want to disable Low Disk Space warning, you can figure out what takes up the disk space of Dell Recovery Drive and delete unnecessary files to free up space. To show hidden folders in D drive, do as the following steps:

1. Double click This PC in Windows 10 (Computer in Windows 7), click “Organize” and choose “Files and search options”.

2. In the pop-up page, click View button.

3. Check the “Show hidden files, folder and drives” option, and uncheck the “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)” option. Then, click “OK”.

Then, you can open Dell Recovery partition D and look out the files & programs that you don’t need and delete them.
PS.: If you have set the Dell Recovery partition as destination path for backup, disable this path in Windows Backup and Restore at first.

Solution 3. Extend Dell Recovery D drive

If you have no idea about which files should be deleted, you can fix Low Disk Space Warning on Dell Recovery D drive by increasing the partition size of it. To extend Dell Recovery partition easily, you can employ AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. It can add non-contiguous unallocated space into Partition D and directly allocate free space to D drive from another partition. Now, let’s see how to use it to allocate free space from one partition to another.

You can also choose to download its demo version and have a try.

Step 1. Install and launch it. Right click the space that has enough free space and choose Allocate Free Space.

Allocate Free Space

Step 2. Input the amount of capacity that you want to allocated to D drive and choose D drive as target drive. Then, click OK.

OK

Step 3. Now, you can preview the operation result. Click Apply to commit it.

Apply

Conclusion

In Dell computer, if encountering Low Disk Space alert on Recovery D drive, you can pick up one among aforementioned methods to fix it. AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional enjoys more other functions as well, such as cloning hard drive to smaller SSD, converting dynamic disk into basic and so on.