Not Enough Disk Space Error

Tips for fixing the “Low Disk Space” error with an external software

Updated: February 23, 2023

When your computer encounters a “Not Enough Disk Space” error, you cannot install a new Windows update and this can definitely affect the performance of your PC. Luckily, there are several ways to fix this issue/

Sometimes when you see a “Low Disk Space” error pop-up, you can ignore the warning message or try turning it off so that it stays permanent. On this page, you’ll learn what a low disk space error is, what you see if your computer is experiencing this problem now, how to get rid of it, and many ways to fix the problem.

What does “Low Disk Space” mean?

When you power on your computer and access its hard drive, the Windows operating system typically displays a warning message indicating low disk space. There are two distinct warning messages, each with its own time value.

  1. Low Disk Space – “Your local drive (X:) is low on space. Click here to see if you can free up space for this drive.” If you’re getting this error, it means that your local target (X:) has run out of disk space to store data.
  2. Insufficient Disk Space – “This computer is low on disk space. Manage reminders to view usage and free up disk space.

This error occurs intermittently. This is mainly due to the specific C:WindowsTemp folder. When it is full, this error will pop up and appear when you start Windows.

If Windows does display free disk space warnings, you may not be able to save new data, download, play games, or install a recently released Windows update. Even worse, PC results can be affected.

Fix “Low Disk Space” in Windows 11/10/8/7 by adding disk spaceNot Enough Disk Space Error

To address the low disk space error in Windows 11/10/8/7, the most efficient and rapid solution is to increase the amount of space on your existing drive. This involves expanding the drive or partition that is running out of space, which will effectively resolve the issue.

So, how do you add usable space to provide a bottom disk partition? For this purpose, you can use the EaseUS Partition Master software which is usually suitable for everyone’s purpose. This is a handy third-party computer software that allows users to expand/reduce partition size, format partition, convert DB system, migrate Windows OS, clone another disk, etc. in Windows 11/10/8/7.

Here are a few methods you can utilize to fix your low-space error.

Method 1. Expand The Disk

If you are experiencing a low-space error on your C drive, this method can be beneficial. Assuming you can acquire additional allocated space, you can solve the problem by following these simple steps:

  1. Right-click on the System C: drive and choose Resize/Move.
  2. Drag the fix from the system partition to the unallocated space to add it to the C: drive, and then click OK.
  3. Click “Perform operation” and then click “Apply” to execute expansion operations on drive C.
  4. Right-click on a system drive partition with enough free space, and choose Allocate Space.
  5. Select the system drive under “Allocate space from…to” (*), and drag the end of the system drive C to unallocated space. Confirm by clicking “OK.”
  6. Click “Perform Operation” to display additional operations, then click “Apply” to save changes and expand drive C.

Method 2: Merging a low-memory disk with a neighboring disk

Now let’s use the EaseUS Partition Master to help you fix the lack of space error on-drive:

  1. Right-click on the section you’re adding space to and want to save periodically, and select Merge.
  2. Select a section until the next selected section and click OK to continue.
  3. Click the “Perform operation” button, then click “Apply”.

This method combines the space and file types of the second section with most of the first section. Note that you can also merge non-contiguous partitions to center them on a low-memory drive. 

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