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

Relative problems may happen when C drive is out of space

If your computer reports that the C drive is out of space, or your primary hard 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.

3. Low storing space for storing more data/files.

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. Different Windows OS will show different symptoms when C drive is running out of space. Here the following we’ll show you two symptoms on Windows XP and Windows 7:

1. 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

2. 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

Three Recommended Methods to solve "c drive is out of space" issue

If you are rightly facing C drive low pace case, and you’re trying to solve this problem, here the following we’ll introduce you three methods.

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 a professional 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

Trying a partition manager software 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 can help you simply solve this problem.

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, merge partitions and much more on MBR disk and GPT disk such as to convert mbr to gpt etc.

Video Tutorial for handling "c: drvie is out of space" case

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

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