If you often like to save data to a certain partition on your computer, this partition will easily get full after some time. This is a common reason why many PC users reflect that some partition is still empty, but another partition is reporting low disk space warning since it has insufficient disk space. This page will show how to fix insufficient space problem on different partition on a hard drive on Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7.
As you know, there are two kinds of partitions on a hard drive on Windows PC. When you divide a hard drive on Windows 7, 8, 10, this hard drive will be partitioned into several sections. Usually, the first partition (C drive) is called system partition because the Windows system is installed on this partition. The rest partitions like D, E, F, etc are called data partition, which are used to save different types of files.
When saying disk partition has insufficient free space, probably it is the system partition that runs on low disk space. Or it is one of data partition that runs out of disk space. You may take different measures to fix low disk space problem on system partition and data partition on Windows 10, 8, 7.
Windows may frequently report low disk space alert message when a system partition runs out of disk space. Usually, the process to fix the problem when system partition does not have enough free space on Windows 10, 8, 7 is a little more complex than that of when a data partition has insufficient space. Common methods like cleanup temporary files, deleting cookies and caches, free up disk space, etc are often unable to resolve the problem thoroughly. The most useful method to fix system partition low disk space is to increase the size of C drive on Windows 10, 8, 7.
No matter your PC runs Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 OS, you can use Disk Management to extend C drive. With the Windows built-in disk management tool, you can extend system partition without reinstalling system or repartitioning hard disk on PC.
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When a data partition has not enough free space on Windows 7, 8, 10, system usually does not show any warning message. Windows system may alert that there is not enough free space when you attempt to save data to a partition. If it is a data partition that has not enough free space on PC, you can also run Disk Management to increase its size. However, the most common way to fix low disk space issue on a data volume is to move some data from this partition to another one which still has lots of free space.
If you meet any problem to fix the low disk space on Windows 7, 8, 10 disk partition, usually the system partition, you can use free partition software for Windows to reallocate disk space on PC. You can use IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free, a free disk management tool for all Windows, to resize system partition or data partition when you run into the problem that disk partition has not enough free space on PC. This partition software allows you to fix low disk space problem on FAT or NTFS partition without needing to reboot PC.
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