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Unable to Delete 'Free Space' in Disk Management

Q: Unable to Delete 'Free Space' in Disk Management

Hello to everyone who might see this.

I had a problem when I decided to remove Ubuntu from a dual-boot system. When I removed GRUB and deleted the blank named partitions that were in Disk Management, the equivalent space of those two was shown as 'Free Space'. I proceeded to delete it, but the option was greyed out. I read in another thread that making a new volume out of this free space and then deleting that may resolve the issue, but it just won't happen.

What I did was make a Simple Volume from the free space and then deleting it. This made it go back to free space, but still the 'Delete Volume' option was greyed out.

Also, I tried slow formatting the Simple Volume and then deleting it to see if it helped, but that too isn't any help.

Another thing is that when I decided to shrink a different volume to add that space on to another partition I had, even that free space is undeletable.

I am not at all used to work with hard drives and partitions, so can some one please steer me in the right direction?

By the way, I attached a snap of my Disk Management window along with this message. The 10.86 GB free space is the one made after deleting the Ubuntu volumes, and the 23.93 GB one was created after I shrunk a separate volume, and as I typed before, both of these are undeletable.

I'll appreciate any help you can give. Thank you!

A: Unable to Delete 'Free Space' in Disk Management

Use this program:

Free Partition Manager for Window PC | MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition

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I kinda seriously need help here guys

I have 800mb free in my C drive...

i deleted my D and have 20 gb free space, but i cant delete it to make it an unallocated space (the delete partition option is greyed out) ..

im sorry if this is the wrong forum to post this on.....ive been working on this for 5 hours and im pissed right now..lol

A:Can't Delete Free Space in Disk Management

Hello Akash666, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have you right clicked that Free Space to see if you get a "Delete" option in the drop-down, though if it's part of an Extended partition (more than one Logical) you may not be able to create it as unallocated space; post a snip for us to have a look at.




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Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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Here's my issue. I had three partitions, but I turned one of them into "free space" to be merged into my "C" disk.

So in the picture, it would be the 129.84 GB plus the 14.33 GB partitions. The 4.89 GB is for Ubuntu.

However, when I go right click on the free space and select "delete partition", it gives me the error:

There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation.

What does it mean?? Please help.

A:Please help with disk management - can't delete 14GB free space

You can't merge the right 14GB back to C with the 4GB in the middle.
C can't be split in two partitions.

You can put the 14 and 4 together.

If Ubuntu isn't installed yet you can remerge everything then split off a partition for Ubuntu by itself on the right end.

Mike

1- Partition or Volume - Delete

2- Partition or Volume - Extend
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

This would be simplest I think.
You can also shrink the 14GB to 5GB. This will put the 5 on the right and make the middle 14GB.
Partition or Volume - Shrink

Then add the middle back to "C".
Extend the C to include the 14GB.
Partition or Volume - Extend

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Today I reinstalled windows 7 from MSDN.

But I have free space of 48 gb

What can I do. I try to shrink c: and thaen add this but I could not, onl the - i take from c:

A:Free Space in Disk Management

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DigDeep


Today I reinstalled windows 7 from MSDN.

But I have free space of 48 gb

What can I do. I try to shrink c: and thaen add this but I could not, onl the - i take from c:


We could really use a bigger screenshot. you can use the snipping tool built into windows. Just type snipping tool in search

Ken

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This just popped up today and the only thing I can think that I had done since not seeing it was activated AHCI. As can be seen in the attached snip there is a very small partition to the left of the "SSD Common" logical partition. It is bounded by the same green box as the "SSD Common" partition. Hovering over it provides details of it being Free Space 1Mb in size. Right clicking on it provides a menu with everything greyed out except for HELP which simply opens the Disk Management user guide. Should add that both the "SSD General" & "SSD Trade" are W7 bootable partitions with AHCI activated.

Any insight is appreciated.

*edit* -- Oops, meant to place this under Performance & Maintenance.
*edit #2* -- there is also no reference to this 1Mb free space anywhere else on the disk management console (additional info since I failed in posting the full snip. ).

A:Disk Management displays unknown/unmanageable 1Mb free space

You could play around with it an extend partition F to the left with Partition Wizard. But why bother. It is such a small sliver.

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I've deleted all the programs I'm comfortable deleting, I've deleted temporary files, lowered the percentage of space used for system restore, lowered the percentage of space used for temporary files, and I still only have 1% of free space. I've try to do some research, but everyone just says to run the defrag tool to free up space, no one says what to do if you can't run the tool.

Somewhere on this site, I found some free defrag downloads, but they haven't worked. For instance, DefragNT. I waited for 40 minutes while it analyzed disk C, and when it finished, it mysteriously closed. I waited another 40 minutes while it analyzed again, and then it froze after I tried to start defragmenting. I tried two different things from "Uniblue"; one was called "Registry Booster", and I can't remember the other one. They just "analyzed" also.

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A:Unable to free enough disk space for defrag

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A:Cannot extend volume (disk management) although "free space" exists

Can you post a snip showing what you have? An image makes it easier for us to help you. For example, you said that there was 20GB of free space next to your C: partition. What you didn't say was whether it was to the left or right of it.

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A:Low disk space message, unable to delete programs...

hi,
 
If you still need help see this link about posting a FRST log. We will use the logs as a starting/reference point and go from there. Usually Iam only on line here once or twice per day so you may not get a reply back from me until the following day.
 
you can start at step 6: Downloading and generating/posting a FRST log.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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My NTFS non-system partition is now almost well defragmented. However this applies only to small and medium sized files.

There are still approx 40 big files (> 1 GB) which cannot be defragmented because there is no free single (!) space slot where they fit in.

So I need a way to shift all occupied clusters to get free contigous space on my hard disk.
Currently about 150 GB is be free on my partition but divided into thousand of individual chunks.

I tried now half a dozend of defragmenters.
Sad but true: NO (!) one was able to perform this easy operation.

Can someone recommend me a real defragmenter which is able to perform such a "shift" operation?

Thank you
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A:How to shift all free space on hard disk to get contigous free space?

I'm not sure exactly what you have and exactly what you are trying to do.

I personally use Windows 7 built in defrag and have found nothing better.

Windows 7 will put things like Windows 7 wants and needs things put.
The Windows 7 defrag or 3rd party defrag programs doesn't care where you want things put or what order you want them.

As far as I know you will have no control over such things.
You are obviously using a 3rd party defrag tool because you are watching the little colored squares and noticing what looks like free spaces between things. Why things are defragged in the fashion they are I really don't know.
What I do know is Windows 7 defrag put things in the order that Windows 7 wants them and that is what counts.

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A:Unable to increase free space on Recovery Disk "E"

System Restore points take up space on C, rather than in E or a recovery partition in my experience. A recovery partition is normally put there by the manufacturer to allow you to restore to factory specifications if needed. I wouldn't ever deliberately put anything else on a recovery partition.

Who made this PC?

Can you post a picture of Windows Disk Management so we can see a visual display of your partitions?

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Cannot extend volume (disk management) although "free space" exists

The problem is that the free space in the screenshot below cannot be deleted to make an unallocated space nor can it be used to create a new volume. Also the c: & d: drives are not able to extend from the free space available thus rendering those 92.89 GB useless.

I have also tried the help in the second link given above; i.e by using the partition wizard (i used a bootable usb for the same) i tried to convert the free space to primary partition, but that option(convert to primary) too was greyed out in the partition wizard when i tried to do so. The other option to resize the partition was also greyed out in the same partition wizard.

I also executed the chkdsk /f in an elevated command window as suggested in the first link. But no error was encountered and my laptop is working fine. I just want to recover that free space.

PN1: Previously I had ubuntu(root) installed on the partition which now is the free space of 92.89 GB. As I no longer required ubuntu i removed it as per the instructions in the given video, which i was successful in doing.

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A:How do I delete the free space to make it unallocated space

Hello apple byte and welcome to Seven Forums.

If I missed this in your post, I apologize. But what happens if you assign a drive letter to the free space? Can you then delete and use disk management or partition wizard to extend the C partition?

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When I list my disk partitions in diskpart it shows I have around 3mb Unallocated space but when I view my disks in compmgr it shows I have no unallocated space. Enclosed a couple of screenshots.

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Is it anything to be concerned about?

A:Diskpart showing different free space to Computer Management.

They both report 596GB. Absolutely nothing to worry about.

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A:Free disk space & space used by a single Flash Update.

Looks like it is just me then. Today brought a 4.6Mb W8.1>W10 computability update. My free space changed from 55.2Gb to 54.7Gb.

Sounds about right. Ho hum....

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It needs to by GPT to see all 3 TB.

How did you do this switching back and forth from MBR to GPT??

Stay away from dynamic disks at all costs. Just say no if they are ever offered.

What is this disk's purpose? Data only? OS? Data and OS?

Do you want just a single partition on it?

What motherboard make, model, and BIOS do you have?

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See screen shot:

A:Runnig out of disk space...7% of free space left.

You can not merge it. Right click on it and try to shrink it to about 350MB.

Another solution: Um. 55GB (yes, GB) System Reserved Partition?! Solved

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A:HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space

Originally Posted by npm1


HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space http://www.vistax64.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

when i try to install software it comes up with (drive)not enough disk space..when i have 30gb left..

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when i uninstall a software it says an error occured while writing installation information to disk.check to make sure enough disk space is available, and click retry or cancel end the ..

my computer has 1 harddrive split into C and D partitions...its an ACER 57357 with 4gb ram,2.16ghz-667mhz fsb-1mb l2 cache, 320gb harddrive, 4500m intergrated graphics




We could use a screenshot of your disk management console

Ken

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A:disk space is full. Free some space on this drive

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Hi

We just placed a new Dell Dimension. It has a 40 Gig hard drive.

User keeps getting this message:

DISK FREE SPACE HAS DROPPED BELOW THE MINIMUM THRESHOLD. FREE UP SPACE ON YOUR HARD DISK DRIVE BY:

1. BACKING UP YOUR DATA TO A TAPE BACKUP, ZIP OR NETWORK DRIVE
2. DELETE UNUSED FILES

IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHICH FILES ARE SAFE TO MOVE OR DELETE, CONTACT YOUR HELP DESK OR CONSULT YOUR SOFTWARE MANUALS.

This machine has over 30 gigs of free space. It's impossible that there is a disk space issue.

Any ideas what could be causing this? Some sort of mis-communication or setting?

Thanks
 

A:Disk Space Error - 30 Gigs free space

It should be a configuration setting. I'd call Dell if you just got this machine. Their "english" is a little suspect though. It sounds like some hokey Dell software reminding you to back up your drive. When does the message appear? After it boots?
 

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i need the best free / premium softwares to to Shred Files and Wipe Free Disk Space

please....

A:need Free Tools to Shred Files and Wipe Free Disk Space

Here's a couple:[email protected] KillDiskNot sure about KillDisk, but Eraser has the option to be run in the Shell Menu, so you can right-click and select Erase, instead of Delete.

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A:Unallocated Space in Disk Management

I believe that you should be able to merge those two partitions.
 

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A:Unallocated Space in Disk Management

Post screenshot please so I can see it

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I have sat on this problem for years, occasionally trying to solve it to no avail. Now my main C drive is nearly full, only 5.59 GB of free space and I need to access this unused partition space and the 9.31 GB of potential it contains. But still I cannot delete this partition, it should be sooo easy, but my system is not operating as text book.

I am in Disk Management, in Computer Management folder.

It is a basic type partition, simple layout that says Healthy(EISA Configuration). But when I right click the mouse over the partition I want to delete, the only icon that pops up says 'Help', it doesn't give me the option to 'delete, shrink or expand volume'

Now I have tried lots of suggestions from the help section, but can't seem to solve why my computer will not allow me to access the necessary options icon to delete this partition.

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A:Attempting to delete disk partition in disk management

I suggest that you follow this tutorial carefully. partitioning - How do I remove my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and reuse the space? - Ask Ubuntu

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I recently cleaned my computer with CCleaner and then shortly after, I got this message saying ' You are running very low on disk space on C:. To free space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click here.'
I'm confused. What I just did was supposed to HELP increase disk space, not to decrease it.
Any help is appreciated!
Thanks
 

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I've tried ERASER, but find it cumbersome to setup and use.

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Hi All

I am try to create a new volume from a free space disk which was earlier have ubuntu installed in it.

I delete the partition and then right click on it and select "New Simple Volume".
I select drive "G" and select format as NTFS.
When I click on finish, it give me error "Not enough disk space to perform this operation".

I am attaching the screen shot.

Can some one help me in this regard?

Thanks
Bargi

A:Not Able to Format free disk using Disk Management

Thanks Jim.

So what's the sol.?
How can I create a new non-primary partition?

I want to use this partition. please guide.

Thanks
Bargi

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hi sorry to bother you i recently installed win7 ultimate x64 and wondering why there is a non labelled partition with over 100 gig ,the thing is i had a mate fit this hd in for me and said he had to dos format it or something im not sure what he did as im not a techy person i know he said he deleted 2 partitions and left 2 on.Is there a chance i could delete the uknown one to allocate for more space pls .

A:disk management, how do i allocate more drive space

better screenshot of management

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I dual boot Windows 7 with Ubuntu. I have allocated 10GB as a partition to hold Ubuntu and any of the relatively small amounts of data I would store there, Ubuntu had the ability to look at and open the files on Windows anyway-- but Windows cannot read the Linux partition format.

When I originally partitioned the drive, I noticed that I hadn't really done it efficiently, because 109GB of data became "unallocated", after being part of the Windows C drive. I ignored this back then, because I couldn't fix it with Disk Management. Now I would like to get the partitions in order, but I have no idea what to do without risking making my computer unbootable (its happened before).

My partitions are split as follows:
12.7GB to pqservice, Acer's backup files are stored here, to allow factory resetting.
100MB to System Reserve.
157GB to C Drive
10GB to Ubuntu
And, because the maximum number of partitions is 4, 109GB unallocated.

Windows Disk Management, of course, won't let me extend C drive by 109GB because the unallocated space is not next to it. I cannot create a new partition, because the maximum is 4, and I cannot merge any of them either.
So how am I supposed to extend C Drive by 109GB through Disk Management, or any 3rd party program, for that matter?

A:Disk Management- Merging unallocated space

A screenshot of your Disk Management would be nice:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hello. I have an ext4 type partition on my hard drive. I also have 5GB of unallocated space. How can I add the unallocated space to the ext4 partition? I would rather not format the partition, since I have data on it, and windows can't read ext4, so I can't back it up. Any help is appreciated.

A:Disk management ext4 partition add space

How about booting from a live Linux from a USB drive or CD and do it from there ?

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I need some help desperately with my Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD. Until yesterday, I had been using it for less than a year on a desktop PC to run a Windows 7 Professional x64 installation.

After it suddenly stopped working, it can no longer boot into Windows ("BOOTMGR is missing" is shown at startup), and it cannot be recognised in BIOS either.

I removed it and connected it as an external drive to a couple of other computers (a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and a desktop running Windows 8 x64). Even though it showed up as a generic USB device in Device Manager and in the taskbar notification area, it did not appear as a drive in Explorer.

Disk Management showed the following screenshot, where it is listed as Disk 1, which is Unknown and Not Initialized. More importantly, because this seems to be less common than other similarly issues I've looked at here, the disk space doesn't even show.

I've since tried a few tools recommended in previous threads here, with no success:
PhotoRec - did not detect the drive at all
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Power Data Recovery (free) - this actually crashes when I select either Lost Partition Recover or Damaged Partition Recovery

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There is pretty much space on C drive, but it does not allow me to shrink. Any suggestion will be appreciated.

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I cannot create partitions on any of my HDDs in Win 7, I can shrink or extend volumes. I have used Diskpart to clean Disk 0 after using Ubuntu to move all the files to an other disk
When I boot into Ubuntu 13.04 I can create NTFS partitions in unallocated space using Gparted and am able to populate them.
However this only shows in Win 7 as per the red arrow in the attached image and Diskpart cannot see any volume on the disk.
The above problems appeared after I deleted WIN 8 preview and lost a dual boot Win 7 on Disk 3.
I am quite willing to believe that I am doing something wrong at the moment, how do I get out of this problem?
I have a Win 7 rescue disk and an image of C:


toolman59

A:Disk Management will not create a partition in unallocated space

  
Quote: Originally Posted by toolman59


I cannot create partitions on any of my HDDs in Win 7, I can shrink or extend volumes. I have used Diskpart to clean Disk 0 after using Ubuntu to move all the files to an other disk
When I boot into Ubuntu 13.04 I can create NTFS partitions in unallocated space using Gparted and am able to populate them.
However this only shows in Win 7 as per the red arrow in the attached image and Diskpart cannot see any volume on the disk.
The above problems appeared after I deleted WIN 8 preview and lost a dual boot Win 7 on Disk 3.
I am quite willing to believe that I am doing something wrong at the moment, how do I get out of this problem?
I have a Win 7 rescue disk and an image of C:


toolman59


For working with partitions I use MiniTool Partition Wizard, which is free and can be downloaded from;

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

HTH

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I recently bought this Acer Aspire 8935G, and have been deleting the general bloatware / doing general maintenance before I start work on it.

I discovered that Acer now uses EISA partitions on the HD rather than sending backup CDs, so I originally left these 2 partitions be as they were only taking up 15GB of the total 460 odd. I then shrank the main partition (C) so i could have another partition for documents (D), which went all to plan having done this before many times.

However upon reboot - the new partition (D) had disappeared and been converted to another EISA partition in the Disk Management windows. I discovered that this was due to the original 15GB EISA partition that was already on the machine.

As I have a recovery disk, I figured that I didn't need the 15GB EISA partition, and as it didn't contain any system file I deleted through DISKPART - no problems.

Rebooted the system, and went into Disk Management to find that there isn't any unallocated space as expected, only the original drive (C) which has 250GB (there should be 200GB of unallocated space showing?).

The DISKPART command prompt shows some strange data also ... (see link below)

I've attached some screenshots of the Disk Management and DISKPART command prompt to see if you make any sense of this. Many thanks in advance for any help + apologies for the long message!
 

A:Solved: 200GB Missing HDD Space in Disk Management

I have managed to sort it out, no worries. I used a 3rd party partitioning software ('easeus') - the unallocated space for some reason was displayed here, so the additional 200GB could be created into a new partition - which evidently showed up in the Disk Management. Hope this helps
 

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I am using Win7 Ultimate 32-bit & I have a 2 3Ware Escalade 9500S-8 SATA controllers with four 1.8 TB drives. The 1st partition is 2 TB and is the boot partition. After that I can see the rest of my space as 5.2 TB and labeled as Unallocated Space. When I right click on it everything is ghosted out except properties. I tried splitting the 2 TB partition in half to see if I could expand the new 1 TB partition to use any of the unallocated space but could not. I have tried every partition tool I could download but none will work with the 5.2 TB partition. Any suggestions as to how I can access this space. I am trying to use it as a FTP server.

Thanks in advance,
Chris.

A:Disk Management disc tools - can't format uneducated space RAID5

You will need to go to Disk Management and reinitialize the disk as as GPT disk, then create new partitions on it.

I'm assuming that currently it's formatted as an MBR disk - the MBR partitioning scheme however can only address total disk space up to 2TB. Beyond that, it's incapable of "reaching" the rest.

Here's more information about GPT for your perusal: Windows and GPT FAQ

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THIS HAS BEEN SOLVED.


I used windows 7 disk management tool to make a new partition.
It didn't work and I kept receiving an invalid parameters error.
I restarted my computer to find that my hard drive was partitioned.
I extended the drive back and rebooted.
Now in windows explorer I am at a loss of about 200 gb of space.
The space is apparently missing.
I will attach two pictures.
One of the Windows explorer and the other of a tool I used called partition wizard.

and here is partition wizard

Partition clearly shows that I have all the space I originally had, but windows explorer doesnt.
How can I fix this?
Thank you for everyone's time in advance.
All help and info will be greatly appreciated.

A:Missing Hard Drive Space After Using Windows 7 Disk Management Tool

Hello xlad mate have a look see in DISKPART at the drive there - take the SD out first to stop it being listed.

In PW right click on the C: and > Explore see what there is listed too.

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As said in the title, I can not delete the free space partition on my external hard drive after deleting the partition. Currently, I'm using Disk Management and I haven't tried other programs. Any ideas? Would a different program do the job?

And to be specific, when I right-click on the free space, "Delete Partition" is grayed out.

A:Can't delete free space partition

I ran into that problem once myself. The way I solved it is to define a new partition in that free space and start anew with the deletion process. Else you can also try BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS.. It will probably do it wiith no sweat.

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Hi, I am using Windows XP and I have a serious problem regarding free space on C:. I encountered this problem when I was playing a game known as Counter-Strike. All of a sudden CS crashed because I did not have enough free space in C: to run it. I checked my drive which is a 40 gig. I barely have anything on the drive so I was wondering why i only have 168 mb left. I deleted my 4 gigs of music which i thought took up all the space. I clicked on C: in my computer to see how much space i had left. It read 4.7 gigs. I ran counterstrike however it said i did not have enough free space again. I checked C: again and it said 100mb! I have tried using programs such as CCleaner however same problem happens, everytime i delete something, the space is getting used up by soemthing. Any help is appreciated! thx

A:Everytime I Delete Something, Something Will Take Up The Free Space!

if you can afford to try this software:http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/ right click on the file then select delete I reccommend you test it first lets say create a new folder right click on it then delete using unlocker and see if it has freed any spaceCAUTION:If C is full your system may not run so be cautious

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I am trying to clean up a messy disk configuration by deleting two volumes from a disk and then extending the C: drive to occupy the entire disk.
I have deleted the first volume successfully but when I try to delete Vol E I get the error message that "The partition Vol E (E:) Simple Volume is currently in use."


At one stage there was music and video on there but that is long gone.

I can't figure out what is trying to use Vol E. How do I go about tracking down what is looking at it?

Any guidance would be useful.

Ian

A:Cannot delete volume in disk management. The partition is in use...

You're looking to delete it anyway, and I get the impression you've emptied that volume to add it to C.
So, don't worry about what may be trying to use it.

Just force the deletion, and go about with what you want to do.

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Hello, thanks for reading and any help you may be able to offer.

I have a Western Digital external hard drive. Model WD5000C032 500GB. It's an older device that was working just fine on my Mac (I don't know what OS it was running and do not have access to it any longer). I have brought this HD with me and am now trying to use it on my Windows 8.1 lap top. When I plug it in, the device is not assigned a letter. I can search for it in disk management, but it is uninitialized. I have right clicked on the drive to initialize, and receive an error message "the specific disk is not convertible because the size is less than the minimum size required for GPT disks." I searched online and found a thread on sevenforums that suggested downloading and using Partition Wizard. I downloaded the program and opened the wizard, but it does not see my hard drive. The screen shot will display as far as I've gotten.

I am completely at a loss. I am NOT computer savvy and all of this is a little over my head. I'm hoping someone will be able to help.

A:Unable to initialize disk in Disk Management

I have tried basic troubleshooting (rebooting computer, unplugging device from wall outlet, unplugging device from USB, switching USB ports). At first I thought it was a problem with the driver, but the properties states that the driver is compatible and up to date. I do not want to lose any data that is on the drive if possible (lots of photos, music, etc.). Thanks again.

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I upgrade my laptop hard drive to 1tb hitachi travelstar and restoring the image with macrium reflect went well and prompted to reboot. After rebooting, it showed the hp logo then a black screen with an underscore on the top left, no hard drive activity. Windows boot manager said "the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible: status "0xc000000f". I used the windows system repair cd and it said that it will repair the following: "windows boot manager". The following startup will be deleted "windows setup", path "system.sav\2ndCap\boot.wim", windows device: partition=cprimary) 447134 mb. Everything was okay after the repair, but after a long 5 hour night of updating programs, windows updates...etc, I looked in disk management and there is 465gb unallocated space at the end and 200mb free space in the beginning with the c: drive (main partition) after the 200mb space followed by the recovery partition. I can't extend the c: drive at all, it's greyed out. I don't know what to do now, please I don't know much about these things, so go easy, thanks! On top of that, when reinstalling the hard drive, one of the screws from the enclosure fell down the sink drain.

A:Upgraded laptop hard drive, disk management unallocated space problem

I assume you were upgrading your hard drive?
that can happen when the your image has less hard drive space than the current

if you cannot extend your partition, you can simply create new volume, or using a partition software to try to extend.

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I upgrade my laptop hard drive to 1tb hitachi travelstar and restoring the image with macrium reflect went well and prompted to reboot. After rebooting, it showed the hp logo then a black screen with an underscore on the top left, no hard drive activity. Windows boot manager said "the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible: status "0xc000000f". I used the windows system repair cd and it said that it will repair the following: "windows boot manager". The following startup will be deleted "windows setup", path "system.sav\2ndCap\boot.wim", windows device: partition=cprimary) 447134 mb. Everything was okay after the repair, but after a long 5 hour night of updating programs, windows updates...etc, I looked in disk management and there is 465gb unallocated space at the end and 200mb free space in the beginning with the c: drive (main partition) after the 200mb space followed by the recovery partition. I can't extend the c: drive at all, it's greyed out. I don't know what to do now, please I don't know much about these things, so go easy, thanks! On top of that, when reinstalling the hard drive, one of the screws from the enclosure fell down the sink drain.

A:Upgraded laptop hard drive, disk management unallocated space order problem

Hi first can you confirm which operating system this is as you list xp and have posted a thread in win vista and 7,I think you might need to redo your install

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I'm sure you guys would have covered this already but I couldn't seem to find any threads, so apologies if you have to shout repost.
I am in the process of getting rid of a computer which has sensitive data on it. Could you suggest (hopefully a free download) some software to completely delete files and also go over "free space" and scrub the files so that they cannot be recovered.

Mucho thanks in advance

FC
 

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Windows XP all patches, did not had to the free space after I deleted 13 gigabytes of files. Before and after total, space used in free space were unchanged.

Any thoughts?

Thank you

Bob
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3581 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 69847 MB; D: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 172842 MB; E: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 9606 MB; F: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 23393 MB; X: Total - 953865 MB, Free - 50076 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0DN075
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:Solved: XP is not adding to free space after I delete files

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Hi,

I've an external drive that has two partitions. I wanted to merge them and Clicked Delete Volume on Windows 7 Disk Management......but on the wrong partition.

There's no undo feature :-(

I've seen this but understand it only works on Windows 2000 and XP. How To Recover an Accidentally Deleted NTFS or FAT32 Dynamic Volume

I've also seen this Free Partition Recovery Wizard - recover deleted, lost partitions with EaseUS Partition Master.

I havn't done anything to the drive and don't want to do the wrong thing in case I start loosing data.

Has anyone used "EaseUS Partition Master" once it's restored the partitions are all the files intact? Or do I then need to use a file undeleter? I had about 91GB of data on the partition and don't have another drive at the moment with that much free?

Are there other software downloads that can help me?

Many Thanks
Louis

A:Clicked Delete Volume on wrong partition in Disk Management

I took a gamble.....

The key here was that I did not do anything with Windows or the drive, once I deleted the Volume.

Recover Deleted Partitions. Undelete Partition. Unerase Partition. Restore Partition - EaseUS Partition Recovery and Partition Table Doctor was perfect.

EaseUS Partition Recovery for free restored the partition and this included all files on the partition so no need for an undelete too.

Cheers
Louis

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i am having a 150 gb hdd with windows 7 64bit on it, i have 3 partitions in it,now i baught a new hard disk so i want to make one single volume from the full 150 gb, i was able to delete one partition but another one is not showing the delete option please help
thank you

A:Drive is not showing the delete option in disk management, how to dele

To be clear: you bought a new hard disk. Did you install Windows 7 on that new disk?

Now you are working on the old hard disk (150GB). Is there any data on that disk that you want to save?

The first partition that you deleted (101MB) - was that the System Reserved partition?

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after installing windows 7 on my dell laptop i seem to have virtually no disk space at all..so i cant view pictures properly it always say free up disk space nor can i update my antivirus properly. it has become a big problem. so i am thinking of buying an external hard drive of 1 TB. my only problem is my can i move the contents of operating system in that external hard drive as well? will it still work properly??
please help!

 

A:no free space on disk

i) you dont say how big the hard drive is, or how much used/free space there is on it
ii) is this the only drive/partition in the machine
iii) is this an install / upgrade over the top of a previous version of Windows

can i move the contents of operating system in that external hard drive as well? will it still work properly??Click to expand...

No you cant move the OS to the ext drive and no it wouldnt work properly
 

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Hey guys,

I have a really confusing problem here.. im not too clued up on PC's, but im not too stupid either. Anyways, I have a file.. 4.3gb in size (3 files actually..) on my PC. I want to copy it over to my brothers laptop and when it gets to about 91% it stops and says "Cannot continue: Not enough free disk space".

Thing is, theres 26gb free on the drive... any ideas?

Thanks in advance!!
Skinty

(Btw, I also posted this in Networking.. dunno which one to post in Sorry if I wasn't supposed to.)
 

A:Not Enough Free Disk Space?

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My Sony VAIO RZ40 has drives C and D. Drive C is so full that Defragger will not work.

I have deleted Microsoft Word from drive C (planning to reinstall on drive D) but Properties in drive C does not show any reduction in space used.

In addition to Defragger not working, when I choose Disk Cleanup it runs for hours and never does its job.

What have I done wrong?
 

A:Free disk space

How did you delete Microsoft Word?

You should have used Add/Remove from the Control Panel.

Delete you Internet files, which should free up a lot of disk space.
 

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Hey guys,

I have a really confusing problem here.. im not too clued up on PC's, but im not too stupid either. Anyways, I have a file.. 4.3gb in size (3 files actually..) on my PC. I want to copy it over to my brothers laptop and when it gets to about 91% it stops and says "Cannot continue: Not enough free disk space".

Thing is, theres 26gb free on the drive... any ideas?

Thanks in advance!!
Skinty
 

A:Not Enough Free Disk Space?

duplicate thread please use other thread.
http://forums.techguy.org/t362277.html
 

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I am trying to install the Sims Double deluxe for my son on his computer and am getting the following error

"Sorry, there's not enough disk space free on . 209715200 bytes are required and only -1 bytes are free."

I get the same error when trying to uninstall a different game he has on there. Its got a 40 gig HD and 225MB ram with only about 4GB used so far. The machine seems to be running perfectly other than this problem I am having.
Any help is most appreciated, and thanks.
 

A:not enough disk space free on .

maybe you installed it to the wrong drive letter
 

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My drive E is full. I tried to install a program [Microsoft LifeCam] and they said free up hard disk space. My computer is Acer Aspire. 320 hard drive. 2 GB memory. I assume I should clean Drive E. How do I do that? Drive C & D have a lot of open space. Any advice would be appreciated,Thank You
 

A:Free Up Disk Space

Open MY COMPUTER so you can see the list of drive icons.

What are the letters and names of the list of drives?

Right-click each drive icon and then click Properties. What's listed for the size and the amount of free space?

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Newer computers come with the hard drive in 2 partitions. The C partition is the main partition and contains the operating system and programs. The D partition is much smaller and is the recovery partition that contains the files for doing a system recovery back to original factory specs.

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Hi,
I need to free up ome space due to low disk space.
I was advised to delete browser cache and temp folder?

Where can I find them to delete them?

Thanks,

Eunjeong
 

A:Disk space free-up

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Having recently bought a new laptop, I quickly filled up the 320GB hard drive with games, music, videos etc. I decided to delete some of the games that I hardly play and I have on an external hard drive anyway.However no matter how much I delete, the free disk space barely changes. I have deleted at least 50GB worth of data so far and have 326MB of free space. I just deleted a 1.4GB folder and there was absolutely no change in the free disk space. I have restarted my computer a few times since deleting the first few items and it hasn't changed upon restart. Also, I can delete files and folders on my external hard drive from this laptop and it shows that the free space has increased as it should. Does anyone know what might be going on? I am running a virus scan at the moment and disk cleanup barely did anything either. Thanks in advance for the help.
Edit: I right clicked all of the folders on C drive and added up their total sizes. It came to roughly 149GB which is well below the maximum capacity of 320GB (including hidden files and folders).

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9000 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3071 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850, 512 Mb
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A:Disk space will not free up

It looks like I have a program called back on track which was saving 143GB of backup data or something... in the process of uninstalling it
 

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hi

im new to disk space 4 free

c;\ shows 501 gb and the pie shows 502 gb

yet the list only counts upto 105 gb including othes

so where the 400 gb?

capacity shows 581 gb
used 497 gb
free 83 gb

i need to have more space for a movie but cant locate the missing files

A:disk space 4 free

Post a screenshot of your Disk management.Click on start-type "disk management" in the search box and click on "create or format hard disks partition".The tutorial for uploading screenshot is below
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Use snipping tool from start-"snipping tool" in search box for capturing your disk management screenshot.

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Every alternate boot, the reported free space on one of my two drives (Total 40 GB) reduces & increases by about 400 MB. I've turned System restore off, run 'Wipe Free Sp[ace" with BC Wipe & still this variation persists. What could it be? I have Zone Alarm Security Suite & Webroot Spy Sweeper & Win Patrol Plus installed. Also run Ad-Aware SE Personal & Spybot S & D regularly - so i have good protection. Someone please share your experience & suggest a solution. Thanks.

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Hello and help
I am attempting to install some new software and am getting the notice that I do not have enough disk space required for the installation. My C drive shows 31G available 597 MB required for this software 1340 MB.
Can someone tell me how to free up disk space? Do I need to delete word documents? Thanks in advance.
 

A:How to free up disk space

Run Disk Cleanup (Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup. Check the boxes for items you want to cleanup. Also click the More Otions tab and remove old System Restore points and applications you don't use.

If you use Internet Explorer open Tools > Internet Options, and on the General tab clear History and Delete Cookies (caution: this will delete website logon passwords too, so make sure you know them).

If you have installed several Microsoft updates and don't plan to uninstall them, you can safely delete all C:\Windows\$NtUninstallKBxxxxxx$ folders.

Delete all files and folders within C:\Temp, C:\Windows\Temp, C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Local Settings\Temp (some may refuse to delete).

Disable Hibernation and delete C:\hiberfil.sys.
 

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Hi all, I will be cloning my main OS to a smaller size SSD so I'm forced to free up space.
1) I see a folder called "System Volume Information" , size 105GB, with a bunch of files dating back to Septembrer 2015. Are all these files necessary?
2) I see a "hiberfil.sys" in the root C, size 25.5GB, but I never use hibernation (I think I have it disabled). Can I shrink this file size somehow?
3) I see inside the C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports a Winsock*.dmp file size 3.46GB, is it necessary?
Any other tips? Thanks

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I ran out of free space on one of my partitions. Capacity of that partition is 54GB. I selected everything on that partition (including hidden files and folders) and size is 34 GB. I should have 20GB free, no?? All i have is 4 GB. but when i right-click > Properties, it shows me that i have 50 GB of used space. So one of 'em is laying or what? pls help me i want to install PES2010 and it requires 8-9GB of free space.
 

A:Low free disk space

You could try WinDirStat to see what is taking up space visually.
 

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Having recently bought a new laptop, I quickly filled up the 320GB hard drive with games, music, videos etc. I decided to delete some of the games that I hardly play and I have on an external hard drive anyway.However no matter how much I delete, the free disk space barely changes. I have deleted at least 50GB worth of data so far and have 326MB of free space. I just deleted a 1.4GB folder and there was absolutely no change in the free disk space. Does anyone know what might be going on? I am running a virus scan at the moment and disk cleanup barely did anything either. Thanks in advance for the help.

Edit: I have restarted my computer a few times since deleting the first few items and it hasn't changed upon restart.
Also, I can delete files and folders on my external hard drive from this laptop and it shows that the free space has increased as it should.

A:Disk space will not free up

I right clicked all of the folders on C drive and added up their total sizes. It came to roughly 149GB which is well below the maximum capacity of 320GB (including hidden files and folders).

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Hello Experts,
My hard drive is partitioned as shown in the attached screenshot. I am trying to extend the D:\ drive to include all the unallocated space after it, but the Extend option is dimmed. I am on an HP laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate (not the OEM Home Edition). I appreciate if someone would please help me to fix this.

Ramy

A:[Disk Management] Unable to Extend Partition

You could do it this way......

Create a folder on the desktop of C: (Windows) then copy and paste all the data from D: to it. It will fit.

After you verify it all copied ok, then you can......

Delete the D partition down to unallocated space. Create a new partition from all of the unallocated space.

Copy the folder back to D and verify, if happy, delete the folder from C.

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Hi, I have a laptop with Windows 8 installed in a 256Gb SSD. There's a 32Gb recovery partition whose purpose is to recover the drive to factory install. Since I already imaged this recovery partition to an external drive I would like to delete it and merge it to the main C partition to increase capacity. I know I can do this easily with 3rd party solutions (Easus, etc), but I'd like to do it using the Windows 8 built in Disk Management. I tried but when I right click on the 32Gb recovery partition the only option that shows up is "Help", it does not show any other option that shows for the other partitions (Shrink, etc). Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Unable to merge a partition using Disk Management

You need to find and read up on PTEDIT32.EXE .. it will allow you to unhide the drive to an 07 and then its treated like a regular drive again. Maybe delete it and expand c into it. A recovery partition copied to another drive.. its restore feature.. may or may not work. Probably a visit to your laptop makers forums will quickly see omg what do I do now things.

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Hi guys, so i'm having some trouble with disk management program.

I have virtually 100GB of unallocated space that I want to add to C: however when i'm trying to extend the volume of C: I am unable to do so.

See pic



any help would be much appreciated! Cheers!

A:Disk management problem, unable to extend C:

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right, i can't get into mine, i get 'unable to connect to logical disk management console' and 'server execution failure' done some googling and it seemed diskeeper might be at fault, but i've uninstalled it and rebooted. done various other things, cleaned the registry etc, but still nothing. tried re-registering several dlls too, to no avail. also tried uninstalling my webcam as that particular model causes problems, did nothing. tried this - http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/132/1/ - nothing. i seem to remember that when this happened before i did a system restore, but every restore i've tried has failed. also, both the disk management services and the dcom service are started. i'm at a complete loss now.
 

A:unable to connect to disk management console

and please please don't say 'reinstall xp', i'd like that to be a very last resort.
 

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Look at the pic.

It says that TOTAL SIZE = 39 GB
And Free Space = 5 GB
Which means that the size of all files on C is 34 GB

But when I select all files including Hidden files, and Right Click> Properties, its size of all files is only 27 GB.

I did clear recycle bin and disk defragmenter C, but still the same. So why is that?
 

A:Hard disk Free Space

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"Free Up Disk Space" OE warning ?? Help!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:04:46 PM, on 9/13/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Dynex Wireless G Adapter\WLService.exeC:\Program Files\Dynex Wireless G Adapter\WLanCfgG.exeC:\Program Files\Motorola\MotoConnectService\MotoConnectService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exeC:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exeC:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Search Guard PlusU\sgpUpdaters.exeC:\Program... Read more

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My pc storage is about full. I checked what was using the most space and it was desktop. How do I clear my c drive. I'm a novice so please make your answers as simple as possible

A:how do i free up disk space on drive C

"My pc storage is about full"Could you let us have the figures please? If all else fails double click "This PC" then go to the C drive (which is almost certainly your main drive), right click it and give us the sizes showing. I'm just wondering if the almost full is just from some data drive. The more you can tell us the better because we obviously can't see what is in front of you.It seems odd for the desktop to be the place where most stuff is. If that's right it should be right in front of you so you should be able to decide if there is anything you wish to remove or move onto some other form of storage.Also go to "Control Panel > Programs and Features" to see if there are any programs you don't require any more. Don't delete anything unless you know what it is.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I have installed SP2, my windows folder is now 2,5 GB.

Which folders can I delete or move to CD to free up more disk space ?

ServicePackFiles = 509 MB

SoftwareDistribution = 598 MB

are some of the biggest
 

A:SP2 how to free up disk space after install.

http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?t=7265

EasyCleaner http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm

Use the clear files and Unnecessary files buttons - I do not recommend using the Duplicates files button as many dupes are there on purpose.
 

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I am trying to transfer a 4GB file to my external hard drive, which is said to have (under My Computer) 46.3GB free. It keeps giving me a "Cannot copy file... not enough free disk space. Delete one or more files to free up space then try again"... error.

I've rebooted, and I am sure there is more than 4GB free on the hard drive. Any ideas? Is there some max size for a file that you can transfer to a hard drive? I've never heard of that.. but I guess anything is possible.

Thanks for reading!
 

A:Solved: Not Enough Free Disk Space - but there is!

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My new computer is working fine and everything but i installed Photoshop and crysis and some other games and obviously Office Xp professional now i look on the free space and it says i have only have 50 gb left now this really confused me because i have a 500 GB hard drive in my computer is this normal ?

A:Free space on my Hard disk

Hello...
Go to Disk Management:

START > RUN... > type DISKMGMT.MSC and hit Enter

How is your HDD partitioned?
How big is Local Disk C: ????
And do you have any other volumes or partitions active???

Keep us posted...

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I'm using WinXP SP2.

My 160G hard disk has four partitions:
C: 26G
D: 35G
E: 80G
F: 14G

My E: drive says it has 32G, free space. This is after I methodically deleted all unnecessary files. I know that the drive does not have approx. 50G of files on it!

I wish to reclaim at least 20G, hopefully 30G of space, that it says is not available.

I just performed a few virus/trojan scans and the drive is clean.
I also removed a bunch of restore points that were set for this drive.
I also just turned off restore points for this drive, which had been set to 12% of drive size.
When I checked the space available, this resulted in no new reclaimed space!

Does anyone here have tips on how I can reclaim at least 20-30G of disk space that I know does not contain files?

What steps do I need to perform to achieve this?

TIA

P.S. my other 3 drives do not have this problem (all of their taken space is legit).

A:[SOLVED] Free up disk space

Hi,

I would recommend that you have a look at Auslogic disk-defrag. It is a free program that you can download and defrag your computer with. It works the same way that the windows defrager does but just faster. That is where I would start at.

Cheers!

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Hello - I run Windows XP Professional and while trying to burn cd's I got an alert message telling me I only had 4% free disk space. I removed MSN which took up 111MB and nothing. I tried again and removed my Canon Zoombrowser ex which was 966MB and it still did not affect the percentage of free disk space on my C drive. I don't even have enough disk space to defrag. My computer is 10 GB with 244 meg ram. I have also deleted countless items in my document folder - such things as saved media player videos I received in email attachments and many word documents - all this resulting in no change in my free disk space. I rebooted after removing programs, this also had no effect. I don't know what to try next. Can someone help me? Thank You.
 

A:only 4% free disk space left

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At least once a week I get this message: "To free up disk space, OE can compact messages". I just click "OK". I have 132 GB available so why do I get a message like this?

I get a lot of email from the forum plus my personal email. That's about it.
 

A:Free disk space message

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So lately my computer has been suffering from having very little space on the C: drive. It's usually always hovering around less than 1GB of free space. It's a 60GB SSD with Windows, Nvidia drivers, Kaspersky (antivirus), and other core programs installed on it. Does anyone have any advice on how to free up plenty of space on it?

A:How to free up plenty of disk space?

Hello Hankster,

If you like, here are some items that you could use below to free up some space on the hard drive.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

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*The computer I am referring to is a Microsoft Windows XP, Version 5.1.2600 (it's a desktop)

Okay, so one day while I was on the desktop computer, I received a little bubble in the system tray saying that I'm running out of space on local disk (C:). My local space (C:) has a total capacity of 228GB. So I deleted all kinds of documents, programs and songs that I didn't need (like over a hundred of em). Then I would empty the recycle bin, thinking that everything would be okay...so right after deleting those files I would probably receive 1GB of free space back...but then next thing I know it's back down to 0 bytes of free space, which means I did all of that deleting for nothing. I thought that once you deleted something from the recycle bin that it was permanently gone, at least that's how it worked with some of the other computers in the house. So what happened to those files that I deleted? Why is my hard drive constantly full no matter how many files I try to delete? Please help because alot of people depend on using this computer for school but they can't save anything anymore. THANKS!!!!!

A:Can't free up any space on Local Disk (C:)

Can you post a screenshot from Disk Management?You can use a tool to see what takes up so much space on your hard drive/partition. One such tool is TreeSize Pro Trial - http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/.You are correct in thinking that files deleted which go into the Recycle Bin...are gone once the Recycle Bin has been emptied. But...there are various programs and functions which also may use up hard drive space.There is also the possibility that some malware item is at work on your system...that's why an analysis of what is taking up space is important.Louis

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I normally have roughly 40 - 60 gb of free space on drive c. I noticed it says 14 gb now. I ran jdisk report, that reports 93.9 gb used, windows reports 131 gb used, a big difference. 93 is the "normal" range for c drive. is windows reporting the wrong free space? what can I do to correct this? see attached screenshot.
 

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A:free disk space issue

Hi Sylveon Fetish Is it possible for you to use WinDirStat instead to see how much space is taken on your drive and where is that space being taken? Will be much more efficient than jDisk Report. Also, if you can add a screenshot of the whole WinDirStat window once it's done calculating, it would help.

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So this is what i first thought to be the same old problem with windows device manager telling me the disk has 60gb free, and windows telling me its full... or so I thought. Lets start at the begging of this story... First I had been running dc++ and downloading stuff to my external hd, and one day, i notice it telling me that there is no space left on the disc. I check device manager, and it says that i have something like 5 gb left. So, I think its probably just a bunch of fragmented files sapping the remainder of the space. But, I was too lazy to defrag it at the time, since the drive is 200gb and over usb interface and was probably gonna take all night had i actually tried. So i change the download folder to my local hd, and run things that way for a while.

So, in about a week, I discover that my local hd has also been filled... time to take out the cyber-trash as it were (yes, device manager still said i had space left, but it was only like 5%, so i didn't think there was a problem). However, upon opening up about another 15% of my internal hd, i discovered that windows still told me my drive was full.

So I lurked around the intarweb and found the whole defrag then disk check method. Did that on my internal - worked fine. Did the same thing to my external, nada. I have 60 gb free, according to device manager, and can't upload an 8gb file onto it. I can, however, upload a 5.5 gb folder, but cannot upload a 6 gb file. I tried to put the file in a folder to check if... Read more

A:[SOLVED] There is not enough free disk space... again

Wait... can this be due to the fact that my external drive is using fat32?

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Well my drive says i have 300 gigs free in my main C: drive and i keep getting low disk space warnings and it is not allowing me to download things. I have tried scandisk, defrag, and ccleaner. After running a ccleaner i actually lost space somehow. Please help thanks!

A:Low Disk space 300 gigs free

Hello and welcome.. I moved this from Win7 to the Am I Infected forum as you appear to be.Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.Reboot into Safe Mode with NetworkingHow to start Windows 7 in Safe Mode>>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXp... Read more

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Anyone having problems with running the admin tool "Free Up Disk Space ?"
When cleaning system files, does not fully complete on my system and and seems to put strain on HDD (laptop fan high rpm). When I cancel the procedure, it will not start again until after restart of computer.

A:Free Up Disk Space Problem ?

Hi again torre,

Does it get stuck during the Windows Update Cleanup phase?

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I'm not seeing any update pending on Windows Update so I've downloaded the update assistant tool from MS to force it. It worked fine on two of my desktop PC's but it complains about having not enough disk space on my 32GB Dell Venue Pro. It currently has ~4GB but it says I need a whopping 16GB! That seems a bit too much. Anyone know of a good workaround for this? If I wait for the scheduled WU update, will it still require much less disk space?

A:Need 16GB of free disk space for the AU?

Originally Posted by TK2011 I'm not seeing any update pending on Windows Update so I've downloaded the update assistant tool from MS to force it. It worked fine on two of my desktop PC's but it complains about having not enough disk space on my 32GB Dell Venue Pro. It currently has ~4GB but it says I need a whopping 16GB! That seems a bit too much. Anyone know of a good workaround for this? If I wait for the scheduled WU update, will it still require much less disk space? it needs the space for downloading the file, unpacking it and installing it. During installation, old windows files are also stored (this took 10GB on my surface). So yes, that space is needed.
Do disk cleanup and remove files if possible

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Hi forum! Thanks for your help!
I am having this free disk space problem that I'd like to understand. The message appeared quite some time ago. I had my thunderbird profile in the C disk, as well as some data. So, I moved it and deleted other stuff, and got myself bright beautiful blank space on the C, around 7gbs.-
Thing is it was a month ago or so, and now, the problem appears again. So, I am asking for a kind of solution, but in first place, I'd like to kwon what's going on.-
I have downloaded quite a few things, but they are in another partition. I always wipe off the temporal files, as well as internet temporary files. If I install programs, they are in another partitio too, but is not the case, for I have not installed almost anything(I know that even if we put the 'program' in a partition, some data goes in C nevertheless).-
I am aware of the existance of those progs that will show the ammount of data and its location and stuff. I have read mostly how to get rid of useless things, but I'd like to know what happens, and if I can prevent it from occuring.-
I have seen so far, with one of those that show the data, that the same archive can be located in both folders. That happened with the thunderbird profile files, which 1 gb would be 2 gb of disk allocation.-

Thanks again, and be well!

A:Free system disk space going out by itself

Hey!
Update:
I didn't do a thing, and I have now 3,5 GB of free space, out of nowhere. Any ideas?

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Hi,

I have a vaio T, with windows 7 ..

500 GB disk space, and the idiot who made the partition gave 25 GB to the C disk, that contains windows ..

Long story short, winsxs kept eating up the space, till I have absolutely nothing left now, and I can't even work, I can't see thumbnails, I can't open up images ..

I'm in online marketing, so I need this for my work ...

So now I freed up like 200 mb by deleting the download folder from the ServiceDistribution folder ..

But there is 900 mb taken by service pack 1 update thingy, and 2 GB+ taken by windows updates ...

I disabled windows updates, I just want to free those 3 GB so I can work with this computer for another year, till macbook air with retina comes up so I don't have to deal with this crap again ...


Now, when I use the disk cleanup, those files appear etc (3 GB to be freed), I click OK, it says do you want to delet these files, I click OK .. it runs the load bar for 30 seconds and so, and it closes, like it worked ..

But when I check the disk space, it just didn't work, sometimes it ends up eating like another 50 mb instead ...

I did scan disk couple times, defragmented ... nothing is working ..

Is there any method I can delete these files manually somehow ?

I'm really fruustrated and have work that needs to be done.

Really appreciate any answer.
Thanks

A:Free Up Disk Space After nothing worked

You say you have only 25 GB devoted to C.

I assume your hard drive is larger than that and that you have some other partitions.

Why can't you steal space from those other partitions and add it to C?

A screen shot of Windows Disk Management might help.

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Hello!Long time browser, first time poster.I have come across a problem I cannot fix.I have a WD Raptor 300 (WD3000GLFS) drive, I was using as my boot drive, that reports it is full when I double click it in Computer.Actual message: D:\ is not accessible There is not enough space on the disk.Knowing it isnt full, I ran CHKDSK which reported I had 58gigs free.After a little browsing I came across http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837325. However, when I enter: fsutil usn deletejournal /D D:into the command prompt (CMD opened in administration mode) it reports: Error There is not enough space on the disk.For years I had 2 drives, one for booting (this one) and one for backup. I ended up putting the backup drive in another PC with the intention of buying a SSD drive for a new primary, but had not done so. 2 weeks of living on the edge and it bites me pretty hard. There are lots of pictures/person projects on there I need to recoverEDIT: I ran Western Digitals DLGDIAG on the drive and now its giving me a different error when I try to access it: D: is not accessible the parameter is not correct

A:58gigs free, but "There is not enough space on the disk"

Inability to run the appropriate diagnostic...what procedures are you following?

http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/other/2779-701022.pdf

Are you using the most current version of the diagnostic?

Louis

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Every time i click to install Half Life 2 (old game i know but havnt played it in a while and its amazing xP) a Steam popup comes up and say 'There is not enough free disk space to run steam.'

Ive looked at the folder and its 2.20gb with 0 bytes free. How can i free up space on the CD? I already have Steam because i have TF2. Thanks.
 

A:'There is not enough free disk space to run Steam' Help?

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Hi! I'm using quite an old laptop, xp, sp3. The internal drive is just 10GB and now full. Just wondering how I can create some space.

I've only got a few programs installed, really just the basics for web surfing + emails, plus Microsoft Office, itunes (but the itunes music files are on another drive), no photos or movies. I know 10GB is small but I still don't see why I am out of space given that I have such a minimal setup.

I've just downloaded a free disk analyzer, which displays the size of all folders/files, but am not quite sure what to look for... I see that the Windows folder is 4.6GB, Documents and Settings: 3.6 GB, Program files: 1.6GB... Within the Windows folder the three biggest folders are system32, SoftwareDistribution and $hf_mig$, which are each about 1GB.

I've already used disk cleanup and compressed old files. I've also removed a load of uninstall files plus the whole contents of the i386 folder from the Windows folder. This helped a little, but not enough! I'm wondering if there's a more stuff I could clear. Please help!

A:NO DISK SPACE - WHAT CAN I DELETE?

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyPlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Hi... im having this prob where a total of 40GB of space out of 160Gb in my HD cant be formatted. I were using Windows Vista before upgrading it into Win 7....
I had 3 partitions ( c:, d:, & N... All 3 of it works perfectly. The only problem im facing here is with this 40GB of free space which i couldn't Format in anyway.. it keeps on bugging me with this warning of "not enough space to complete operation" thingy...
Here is an image of it, where the green colored free space (39.06Gb)... cant be formatted.
I tried Formatting it while the w7 installation process, yet, i still couldn't do anything.
Can someone plz help me out.........

A:Unable to Format a free partition space in WIN 7...

I'm in the process of setting up my secondary rig, and haven't done too much more than the installation, and I ended up with an unallocated space ahead of the partitions, much as your's except mine is much larger. I intend to use a third party program such as Acronis Disk Director Suite, or something else to move and resize the partitions. I can't recommend DDS, because it is not W7 compatible, but I already have it, and I think that it would do the job, booting from it's disk.

There are other partitioning tools available that are free, but I haven't used any of them, except Partition Wizard, but I'm not familiar with it enough to say that it would handle this type of problem or not.

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Hi all, I am hoping someone would be able to help me out on this problem. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

Problem:
Windows detects my external HDD but doesn't show up in My Computer. Drive is detected in Disk Management, indicated as "not initialized". When I try to initialize the drive, it gives me the following error,

"The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error"


What I've tried doing:Do a clean instll of windows - Don't work
Uninstall external HDD driver, turned off power, turn it back on again, reinstalled driver - don't work
Tested the same external HDD on another Windows 7 system - No problems, detected and able to access
Tried plugging on different ports - Don't work


After hours of searching through the web and reading forums, I realized that this is quite a commonly faced issue. Thank you.

A:Unable to initialize external HDD in Disk Management due to I/O error

Control panel -> Administrative tools -> Event Viewer

Click on the caret > next to WINDOWS LOGS. Then click on SYSTEM. There ought to be a traced event of some kind with a physical I/O error.

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Hi All,

I've recently ran into an almost identical problem that was described (but not resolved) in this thread.

In my case, the drive worked perfectly with my system and only recently stopped appearing in My Computer. Also, my drive is still visible and accessible on Windows XP but is not visible on my Windows 7.

I'd be grateful for any useful advice how to restore the functionlity of this drive on Windows 7.

Please let me know if you require any additional information to help resolve this issue.

Thank you!

A:Unable to initialize external HDD in Disk Management due to I/O error

Hello, tommythecat.
Is the external drive used much? Is it aging? Damaged (from moisture, shock [dropping] or misuse)?
If you can, back-up all the data to another HDD.
Connect the problematic HDD to the troublesome PC.
Open an administrative command prompt > type diskpart > type list disk.
Is the drive listed?

Cheers - Happy Holidays.

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Trying to help out my brother by installing a hard drive and SSD to his computer that he got for his birthday. Connected the SATA and power cables and the computer seems to recognize the drives (as in no connection issues) but doesn't give me the option to format them in disk management. Here's a screen shot:

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You can see that the original drive is in the section where it lists the volume etc., which is where I need the other drives to be in order to be available to format afaik. The two drives installed (1TB SATA and 120GB SSD) are listed below as unallocated. I'm not sure if I missed an easy step or something is seriously wrong, but if anyone could help it'd be appreciate it!

Thanks in advance to anyone who helps

A:SATA HDD and Samnsung SSD Unable to Format in Disk Management

Do you get an error message when you right click in that "unallocated space" on either new drive? What exactly happens? You get no menu whatsoever?

What do you intend to put on these drives? Data only? Operating system? You should disconnect that old 500 GB drive before putting an OS on the new drives--if that's your intent.

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