There Is Not Enough Space on C Drive to Extract This Package [Solved]

Brithny updated on Sep 24, 2020 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

When you try to install software like QuickBooks, Office 2016, or other programs, you may receive this message "there is not enough space on drive C:\ to extract this package". Many computer users have this unpleasant experience when they try to extract the installation package on their C drive. What would you do if you are faced with this bothering situation? 

there is not enough space on drive c to extract this package

This annoying issue stops you from extracting the package on C drive. And there may be some other troublesome issues like you can't save data on C drive or there is not enough space to run your programs. Fortunately, this post provides effective methods to fix the "there is not enough space on drive c to extract this package" error. Follow the methods below to fix this issue with ease.

Fix 1. Quick Fixes to Not Enough Free Space for Extracting

Try the quick fixes if you are faced with "not enough space on C drive to extract this package" issue.

  • Reboot the system
  • Unzip the package using a different extraction program
  • Re-Download the Package

Fix 2. Free Up C Drive to Fix Not Enough Space on C Drive

If the quick fixes don't work well, free up C drive and increase its space will do a favor. 

To easily achieve this, a free and professional tool - EaseUS Tools M is recommended. It's the easiest and most expected way to solve the insufficient space for C drive to extract the package. 

Step 1. DOWNLOAD and install EaseUS Tools M. Select "System Cleanup" on the main screen.

click system cleanup

Step 2. Select the type of junk files you want to scan and click "Analyze".

analyze junk files

Step 3. Identify and select useless files and click "Clean up" to remove those files from your PC or laptop.

click clean up to remove junk files

Fix 3. Increase C Drive Space to Fix Not Enough Free Space for Extracting the Package

EaseUS Partition Master Free supports to increase partition size including to increase space in C drive or other basic management jobs. You can directly download the free partition manager and follow the offered steps below to extend C drive in Windows 7/8/10 with ease now. After you have clear up junk files, you'd better increase your C drive space to make sure that your C drive has enough space to complete your operations.

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 Windows 10 is supported


Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master

Run EaseUS Partition Master

Step 2: Increase C drive space

1. Shrink partition to free up unallocated space:

Right-click on a partition next to the C: drive and select "Resize/Move".
Drag either end of the partition to shrink and leave unallocated space behind the system C: drive and click "OK".

2. Right-click on C: drive and select "Resize/Move".

Extend System partition

3. Drag the system partition end into unallocated space so to add space to C: drive.

Add space to C drive

Step 3: Keep all changes to extend C: drive

Click the "Execute Operation" and click "Apply" to keep all changes so to extend the system C: drive.

Confirm to extend system C drive

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Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

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Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

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What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

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