How to Solve Low Disk Space Warning in Windows 7/8/10?

May 8, 2017

How to solve low disk space warning in Windows 7/8/10? Here provides you two effective methods to remove the low disk space warning permanently.

Low disk space warning

Many users have met the low disk space warning in their Windows operating system when the hard drive is running out of space. When the low disk space warning appeared, your computer became slow, and you cannot install new applications on your computer. It will pop out frequently until the low disk space warning removed.

Low Disk Space Warning

You may meet the similar balloon messages as the following:

▲When your hard drive at 200MB of free disk space, the low disk space warning will prompt:

You are running out of disk space on Local Disk (drive letter). To free space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click here... 

▲When the hard drive at 80 and 50 MB of free disk space, it will prompt:

You are running very low on disk space on Local Disk (drive letter). To free space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click here...

Besides, you may receive various warning messages regarding disk space:

▲When your hard drive at 200MB threshold of free disk space, it will warning you that your Windows drive has only (amount MB) of free disk space available. It is recommended to have at least a minimum of 200 MB free on your Windows drive to ensure system reliability. You can free even more disk space by removing programs that you do not use. Would you like to do that now? 

▲When your hard drive at 80 MB threshold of free disk space, it will warning you that your Windows Drive has only (amount MB) of free disk space available. This is a critically low amount of disk space. If you do not free at least 200 MB, on this drive, System Restore may not be able to track or undo harmful changes to your computer. You can free even more disk space by removing programs that you do not use. Would you like to do that now?

Solve low disk space warning in Windows 7/8/10

When you meet the low disk space error, you cannot use your computer smoothly, and you need to remove low disk space warning as soon as possible. But how to solve the low disk space warning in Windows 7/8/10? Here will provides you two ways to solve the problem (both available for low disk space windows 7, low disk space windows 8, and windows 10 disk space warning).

Method 1: Clean up disk for free up disk space

You can see if your hard drive coming with low disk space, it will display a red bar in Windows Explorer. Right click the running out of space drive, select “Properties”. Here is C:\ drive.

Properties

Then, it will show you the disk properties window, click the “Disk Cleanup”, and click OK to move on.

Disk Cleanup

It will show you another window that you can choose the files to delete, so that you can free up more space for the drive.

Select Disk Cleanup

Or you can click “Clean up system files” to clean up files created by Windows. And here you can click More Options to free more disk space.

More Options

Then, it will show you another window to ask you “are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?”. Click Delete and it will execute the task.

Method 2: extend low disk space drive

Anther way to solve low disk space in Windows 7/8/10 is to extend partition. For example, if your C:\ drive is running out of space, then, you can add unallocated space to system partition to make it bigger. If there is no unallocated space on your hard drive, you can make system partition bigger by taking space of D: partition or other partitions.

Windows built-in Disk Management can extend volume, but it has limitations. It needs an unallocated space at the right side of the low disk space partition and adjacent to the partition, otherwise, the Extend Volume will be grayed out. If you want to extend partition more flexible, here you can use the great free partition manager AOMEI Partition Assistant, which can help you extend partition in simple clicks.

Step1. Free download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, install and launch it to your computer. It will show you the basic disk environment. To extend system partition, you need to shrink partition (D:\ or other partitions) first. Right click D:\ drive, select Resize Partition.

Resize Partition

Step2. Then, you can shrink D:\ drive to get an unallocated space.

Free up Space

Step3. When you click OK, you will back to the main interface and you can see there is an unallocated space behind D:\ drive. Here you need to right click C:\ drive, select Merge Partitions.

Merge Partitions

Step4. It will pop out a window where you can merge the C:\ drive with the unallocated space on your hard drive, no matter where the unallocated space located.

Extend Partition

Step5. Click OK, and you will back to the main interface again and you can see that your sytem partition is bigger that before. Preview the operations at the Pending Operations. ClickApply at the toolbar to submit it.

Click Apply

Thus, it won’t give you low disk space warning, and you can use your computer with a faster speed. AOMEI Partition Assistant is a great alternative to Windows Disk Management. It breaks out the limitations of Disk Management, and it provides you many other functions that can help you manage you hard drive better. Besides extend partition, you can use it to format partition, move partition, delete partition, etc. In the case of this article, you can allocate free space of D:\ drive to extend C:\ drive directly if you upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, which contains more features.