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.
Two Different Kinds of Partitions That Has Insufficient Space
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 problems.
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 since they may only save several GB disk space.
Also read: 8 ways to free up disk space on Windows 11/10
The most useful method to fix system partition low disk space is to increase the size of C drive eg adding 50+GB disk space to c drive.
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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.
Fix1: Move large files from one drive to another
If it is a data partition that has not enough free space on PC, you can move some data from this partition to another disk partition which still has lots of free space.
Fix2: Add a new disk to computer to expand data storage spaces
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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If you are experiencing insufficient disk space on your Windows 11 computer, here are some steps you can take to fix the problem:
By following these steps, you can free up space on your Windows 11 computer and avoid running out of disk space in the future.