I Don't Get More Available Space After Deleting Stuff, How to Fix?

I have 270 GB of free space on my hard drive out of 953 GB, yet Disk Management reports that I have 0 MB of shrink space. Even when I eliminate programs, I do not get more shrink space. Is there a way I may gain more shrink space?

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Roxanne· Answered on Sep 25, 2023

Before rushing to the solutions, we need to discover the underlying causes. Thus, I rounded up some potential causes as follows:

  • Unmovable files: If there are immovable system files on the end of this partition, Windows will not let you adjust this partition's size.
  • Fragments pile on the hard drive: A partition's fragments will result in mistakes displaying the incorrect amount of free space.
  • Bad sector or file system error: If your hard drive has bad sectors or file system error, you will find it difficult to do any operations. Regarding the incorrect file system, Windows can only support NTFS.

The above reasons may lead to the "unable to shrink C drive" problem.

If you are looking for a one-for-all method, EaseUS Partition Master is what you need now. This versatile has multiple tools that can fix the mentioned problems in the following section:

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Way 1. Shrink the Partition with Immovable Files

EaseUS Partition Master allows you to break the Windows system limitation and flexibly shrink the target partition. Launch it on your computer and do as below:

Step 1. Right-click the partition you want to resize in the Partition Manager tab and choose "Resize/Move."

Step 2. Hold your mouse to drag either panel of the target partition to reduce partition space.

Or, you can assign the partition size in the size box. Once completed, click "OK" to move on.

Step 3. Click the "Execute Task" and "Apply" to confirm the shrinking procedure.

Way 2. Defrag Your Hard Drive

EaseUS Partition Master has a CleanGinus tool to clean up junk files and fragments. Quick steps are here:

Step 1. Find "CleanGinus" in the Discovery section, activate it, and click "Cleanup" > "Scan" to detect the useless files and fragments.

Step 2. When the scanning is over, tick the files you want to delete and choose "Done" to finalize the operation.

Way 3. Check and Repair File System Error

You can run CHKDSK commands or perform EaseUS Partition Master to fix file system error:

Refer to: How to Fix File System Error

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