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How to solve "c drive is out of space" or hard drive full issue?

The symptom for "c drive is out of space"

Windows pops up the low disk space warning to alert computer users when their c drive is out of space.

Windows XP displays the low disk space warning as "You are running out of disk space on Local Disk (C:). To free space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click here."

Windows XP c drive is out of space

If Windows 7 c drive is out of space, it will be shown in red as below:

Windows 7 c drive is out of space

If your computer reports that the c drive is out of space, or your primary drive is full or out of space, you're likely encountering one or more of the situations listed below:

1. Hard disk drive is not big enough to accommodate all your needs, such as software update/upgrade, install programs.

2. Windows operating system is running slowly.

Three ways to solve "c drive is out of space" issue

To resolve "c drive is out of space" issue, please follow the below steps.

1. Clean up the hard disk drive

You can consider removing programs that you don't use and moving large media files (videos, music, graphics) to other partition. And our system boosting tool - EaseUS CleanGenius would help you to identify those large junk files and unnecessary apps that ate up you hard disk and free up more disk space.

2. Need larger hard disk

If you find your c drive is out of space frequently or the above recommendation did not help you resolve your issue, it may be necessary to upgrade or add another hard disk to your computer.

a. Add another hard disk

If you have a decent sized hard drive (larger than 100GB for more recent computers), but are running out of space, adding a new hard disk will give you additional storage without having to erase the existing hard drive. This could be either an internal or external hard disk.

b. Replace current hard drive

If your hard disk is less than 100GB, you may want to consider replacing the current hard disk with a new hard disk. Unfortunately, if you do decide to do this, you will need to reinstall the operating system and all the programs again.

c. Upgrade current hard drive to a larger hard drive

If your hard disk is less than 100GB, you may want to consider upgrading the current hard disk to a larger hard disk, "Disk Copy" feature of EaseUS Partition Master has ability to do it without reinstalling operating system and applications. Detailed steps: How to upgrade to a larger disk by copying disk?

3. Extend c drive

Maybe use a partition manager software to increase c drive size is an easy and efficient way to solve "c drive is out of space" issue. You can extend c drive as you wish and don't need to worry about data loss.

EaseUS Partition Master, as magic partition software, is a comprehensive hard disk partition management software to let you enjoy with all the powerful functions: Resize and Move partitions, Copy Partition, Copy Disk, Create, Delete and Format partitions, merge partitions and split partition and much more on MBR disk and GPT disk.

The video guide to handle c: drvie out of space

Tips: It is important to backup your data before reszing partitions, because nothing is 100% secure.

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