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How to Solve Windows 7/10 Low Disk Space Problem with Free Partition Manager

Updated on Dec 19, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Master

Summary:
Receiving Windows 7 low disk space warning? EaseUS Partition Master allows you to extend partition so to solve low disk space problem easily under Windows 10/8/7.

Computer users encounter Windows 7 low disk space warning, which will be shown in red as below:

Windows 7 low disk space

If Windows 7 system partition is low disk space, it will cause many problems, such as below:

1. The system partition is not big enough to accommodate all your needs, such as software update/upgrade, or install programs.

2. Windows 7 Operating System is running slowly.

3. Windows 7 system may crash if the disk space is extremely low.

How to solve Windows 7 low disk space warning

Solution 1: Solve Windows 7 low disk space with disk cleanup utility

If you get Windows 7 low disk space warning system tray balloon notifications, from time to time, you may have to consider the option to free up some disk space. Here are some steps you may take to reclaim disk space in Windows 7.

1) Run Disk Cleanup utility.

2) Uninstall programs that you do not use through the Control Panel.

3) Remove all but the most recent system restore point using the Disk Cleanup utility.

4) Remove unwanted junk files by emptying Recycle Bin and deleting cookies.

5) Disable Hibernation and delete Hiberfil.sys if the space problem is critical on your system partition. It's a hidden file on the root directory of your system drive. Open Control Panel. Type Hibernate in the search bar. Select turn Hibernate On / Off.

6) Compress the files that you don't access frequently using the zip or the rar formats or move them to another drive.

Solution 2: Solve Windows 7 low disk space warning by partition manager software

It is bothersome when Windows 7 runs in low disk space. The above methods could only solve Windows 7 low disk space problem temporarily. The easiest and fast way to solve Windows 7 low disk space problem is to extend the system partitions with partition manager software.

As magic partition manager software, EaseUS Partition Master can extend Windows 7 partition with simple operations by its "Resize/Move partition" feature. Furthermore, EaseUS Partition Master can extend NTFS system partition without rebooting the computer. The following is step-by-step instructions to extend Windows 7 system partition with EaseUS Partition Master.

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 Windows 10 is supported

The following is step-by-step instruction to extend system partition (C: drive).

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master

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Step 2: Add space to the System C drive

1. Shrink partition and leave unallocated space for extending C: drive:

  1. Right-click on a partition next to the C: drive and select "Resize/Move".
  2. Drag the end of the partition that is next to the C: drive and shrink it, leaving unallocated space next to the system C: drive, and click "OK".

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

Extend System partition

To add space to the C: drive, drag the system partition end into the unallocated space.

Add space to C drive

Step 3: Confirm to extend system C drive

Click the "Execute Operation" button, it will list the pending operations, and click "Apply" to execute the changes and extend the C drive.

Confirm to extend system C drive

For more detailed information, please visit resizing and moving partitions. However, there is another way provided by EaseUS can also extend system partition: Merge two neighbour partitions