Maintenance :: Windows 8 - Free Disk Space Monitoring Tool?

Mar 3, 2013

One of my favorite features of Windows Explorer was that it told me the free disk space in the status bar. Since Windows Vista, you also had the ability to see the free space on hard drives across the network.

Now in Windows 8 you can't even in the least see the free space on the status bar of your own pc, let alone those across the network, and for someone who's constantly moving files across my home network, it's becoming a bit of a hassle.

I don't think there's away to to restore this functionality (already installed the ClassicShell program) so absent of that, is there a free disk space monitoring tool recommended? I'm mainly looking for one that has a system tray function that can tell me the amount of free space I have left, either in percentage form, or megabyte form, or gigabyte form, whatever.

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Setup Installation :: 87% Free Space But List Disk Shows No Free Space Available?

Mar 14, 2013

I installed Windows 8 Pro on a GPT partition. I have 234GB of SSD with 87% free space according to Disk Management. I am trying to create a 4GB primary partition for Intel Rapid Start but the Disk Part shows i have no space available in that drive and would not let me create the partition. Why would that be?

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Maintenance :: How To Free Up Hard Drive Space

May 18, 2014

I"ve installed windows 8.1 from fresh on a seperate parition on my macbook pro retina 2013 via Apple's bootcamp.

I allocated 40GB which when formatted is 37GB

But now I'm downloading Call of duty on steam which is 14GB however on my hard drive apparently I've only got 5GB left..

Is there a way to free up space or to see what on earth is taking up soo much space..

Ideally I want to buy Battlefield 4 on origin soon but that needs 30 GB space, obviously I'll delete the call of duty game but how can I get all my space back.

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Maintenance :: How To Prevent Scheduled Defrag From Consolidating Free Space

Jun 4, 2014

It seems that Windows 8.1 Pro's scheduled defrag is consolidating free space, which is taking forever on one of my 2 TB data drives, which has about 300 GB free space. I stopped it at about 9%, and dfrgui immediately showed it as "OK (0% fragmented)". Clicking its Optimize button resulted in the defrag phase completing almost immediately, but then it was back to consolidating free space, starting at 5% this time. According to Task Manager, it's read/writing about 40 MB/sec, and the Active Time is over 90%. I really don't want this to go on for hours and hours and potentially repeat itself during future scheduled scans. Is it possible to alter this behavior, or should I just disable the weekly defrag task?

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Maintenance :: How To Delete Program Files (x86) Folders From HDD To Free Up Space

Mar 21, 2014

I recently installed a new ssd and did a fresh install of windows 8.1 on it. I am now using my old hdd as my main data drive in my laptop caddy. My problem is I did not back up my data on my hdd and format it. So I need to delete the "windows" , "program files" and "program files (x86) " folders from that hdd to free up some space.

I understand I have to give ownership to those folders for me to be able to do delete the folders. I have tired the methods suggested by this guide Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8 I tried both of those commands

(To grant currently logged on user ownership of) takeown /F "full path of folder or drive" /R /D Y (To grant administrators group ownership of) takeown /F "full path of folder or drive" /A /R /D Y and it was succesful, however I still couldn't delete the folders.

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Maintenance :: EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 6.1 Disk Not Boot From USB?

Dec 17, 2013

EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 6.1 emergency disk won't boot from USB.

That's the long and the short of it. I changed the boot priority in BIOS to boot the USB first. I got it to read the USB key one time when plugged into the USB 2.0 port. While the busy circles were twirling I got a "please wait." Then I got a command prompt flicker, then a screen from Windows saying it did not boot properly.

So I turned off Secure Boot. Made the USB boot stick over again. Now I get nada no matter what. I hold down the power button to shut down. When I power back up it just goes to the regular logon screen.

I was hoping to be able to boot off the stick to avoid buying a 5 pack of CDR just to burn one disc. At least for now to have my system backed up.

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Maintenance :: Check Backup Disk Space Error Windows 8.1?

Jan 1, 2014

I am having trouble with a message in Action Center in Windows 8.1. It is saying "Check Backup Disk Space" and I cannot hide the message. I had Windows 7 File Recovery setup with Windows 8.1, but now after the upgrade, the message is "stuck." Can this be fixed? These two links explain it perfectly:

Windows 8.1 Update - Check backup disk space - Microsoft Community

Windows 8.1, can't remove "Check backup disk space" error in action center -

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Maintenance :: Disk Space Used By Unknown Entity

Apr 14, 2014

My C: drive, an 80 gig thing, Shows that its full but I cannot pinpoint with what?

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C Is Running Out Of Free Space

Feb 26, 2014

I have a 500 GB hard drive. The windows partition -60 GB- is running out of free space (only 13 GB is free after cleaning up and so) and the performance is going down . I want to increase the capacity of my C partition without losing data -i mean decreasing the size of the other partition and adding some capacity to C ....

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Cannot Resize Partition Even With Free Space Available

Feb 4, 2013

I have a 200 gig partition on 1 drive that I have dedicated for games. But now it is filled, and even after shrinking my C drive to make space, I find that I still cannot extend my games partition. I've done a little reading and it appears that the issue is due to the free space not being directly beside the Games partition. I'm not sure, exactly, all I know is, I want to install more games and this technicality is preventing it.

Another thing that makes the situation more complex is that I have 2 other partitions on my drive that belong to Linux Mint. One is the main Mint partition, the other is a swap partition (similar to the page/swap file in Windows). I'm hesitant to try to mess around with moving those partitions since I'm not very experienced with Linux and if it doesnt boot I know I'll just reinstall it instead of trying to fix it. But I would like to avoid that in the first place.

I have tried with Disk Management, EaseUS, Paragon, Partition Wizard and GParted in Linux but they all wont let me make the games partition bigger, only smaller.

What I would like to do is to find a way to add free space to the Games partition, but without deleting other partitions or having to reinstall Linux. And more importantly, figuring out how to handle this kind of thing now so that I wont have issues extending partitions in the future. I also just figured I would say that I've converted the Games partition from primary to logical, due to the limitation of 4 primary partitions on a drive (maybe I'm wrong , but that's what I've heard). I say this because I recently had 4 primaries before trying to install Mint and Ubuntu, and neither of them would let me install. But as soon as I reduced to 3 primaries the issue went away and I was allowed to proceed. I figured that out after a bit of reading.

It is possible to move partitions on a disk so that they will be adjacent (either to the left or right) to another partition that needs to be extended?

I'm also posting a screenshot to make it easier for people to understand. The 36 gig partition is Linux's main partition, and the 15 gig partition to the right of it is Linux's swap partition. The pic also shows that both of those lie between the C drive and my games.

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Maintenance :: Error Creating Backup Image / Not Enough Disk Space

Aug 12, 2013

Since a week is it impossible to make a Win7 Backup Image (Control Panel).

This is the feature that got removed in 8.1 but now (on 8) I'm still using it in case I need to restore the OS.

The message shows this:

"Not enough disk space" but I have 360GB free on one disk and 150GB on another. The image is calculated at 67GB and it worked each time until now.

All OS updates installed.

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Maintenance :: Disk Space Analysis Tools Compatible With OneDrive?

Sep 15, 2014

I have just done a clean install of 8.1 on my old MacBook Pro as I broke the screen on my normal laptop. I could only afford to give 40GB to this new installation so I'm quite tight for space.

I've always used [URL] .... to check for disk usage but in my case it is not useful as it shows size of items not the size on disk. I have to keep my OneDrive files on-line only to save space but as they are reported as part of used disk space I am seeing 150% of my disk space is used which isn't useful really. In Disk Management I can see it is only 59%.

Any utility like WinDirStat that shows size on disk?

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Partition Showing Very Less Free Space Than Actual

Jun 10, 2014

My K partition is of 24.3GB and says that only 3.80GB is free.

However in reality, the data inside is worth only 14.3GB which means 10GB should be free, not 3.80GB.

What could be the problem? I have attached the screenshot too.

Even though there are no hidden files in this partition, I enabled 'View Hidden Items'. And the size is indeed 14.3GB only. So I wonder where my remaining 6.20GB is going!

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Extra Free Space After Installing Win 8 Pro 64bit

Jun 11, 2013

I am using Win 8 Pro 64-bit version for the first time.

Previously I had Win 8 Pro 32-bit installed. There was an internal 250 GB SATA HDD connected as a secondary drive. No partitions. It showed me like 150 mb or so free in that.

Today I installed Win 8 64-bit. And when I connected that 250 GB drive as secondary, it showed me around 800 mb free.

My questions is- the extra free space where did it come from? is it due to 64-bit version of the OS installed now?

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How To Extend Main Partition C With Enough Free Space

Mar 24, 2014

After installing Windows 8 on my main partition C, it is getting nearly full. So, I just have tried to merge some free space from Partition F in Disk Management. But, that doesn't work. Some people tell me that is because the free space is not adjacent to my C partition. I don't know whether it is right. I simply want to extend my C partition successfully.

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Maintenance :: Deleted Large Number Of Programs But Disk Space Is Still 75% Full

Jan 18, 2014

I delete a lot of programs and yet disk space is still 75% full. Why after dumping so many programs does that happen?

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Maintenance :: AMD CPU - Measuring / Monitoring Temperature Of 4 Cores

Aug 11, 2013

Does this CPU have no way of measuring / monitoring the temperature of all 4 cores individually.

Screenshot enclosed....

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HP Desktop / Windows 8.1 - Disk Management Tool Not Working

Mar 29, 2014

The disk management tool on my windows doesn't move on and hangs at "connecting to virtual disk service" forever:

My HP desktop is new, windows 8.1, hard drive having ample space. I searched the web and tried, but to no avail. Or where can I download a free windows disk management tool to fix the issue?

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Windows 8 - How To Clear Up Computer Disk Space

Oct 20, 2013

My computer system is windows8. When I try to download something or just run some programs, a warning would show up and said that I have low disk space. How can I clear my disk space? Also, I wonder a simple disk defragmentation could be enough.

(Do I need to use a disk cleaner like Colorful Disk Clean? This program looks useful).

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Windows Cannot Be Installed To This Hard Disk Space

Jan 27, 2012

i have the same problem, it gives me the same error, "Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. The partition contains one or more dynamic volumes that are not supported for installation."

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Updates :: Windows 8 Update Taking Up Too Much Disk Space

Jul 14, 2014

I just did a clean install of windows 8 without all the Dell software being installed on my Dell Inspiron 7720 17R SE Laptop.

When the installation was finished I had 179GB of free space showing on the 200GB drive C: partion.

I just finished downloading and installing 111 recommended Windows updates and I now have only 164GB of free space showing on drive C:

I dread to think how much more space will be taken up when I upgrade to 8.1

Surely Windows updates shouldn't take up 15GB of space...How I can recover some of this space.

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Maintenance :: How To Stop Windows 8 From Absorbing Free RAM

Feb 23, 2013

I have 8 GB machine, 64 bit Windows 8 pro.

Windows 8 instantly uses up 45% after cold boot. There are some startup I know, but when added together there's no way they're taking up that so much space in RAM.

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Maintenance :: Windows 8 Basic Defrag Tool Won't Open

Jul 8, 2014

I'm using Windows 8 Home Premium 64 Bit.

My Disk Defragmenter that came with the system will not open. When I try to open it, a CMD windows appears for 1 second and disappears. I have tried opening it in all ways.

I have tried:

Safe Mode
Sfc /Scannow
Anti Malware scans

I need something like the answer for this question, only a way to do it in Windows 8. His instructions only work on Windows 7.

Disk Defragmenter won't open in Windows 7

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Updates :: Receiving Windows Update Error - Not Enough Disk Space?

Aug 26, 2014

Windows Update trying to install KB2976627, continually receiving error that I do not have enough disk space remaining to install the update. My OS Drive has 75 GB Remaining.

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Can't Assign Unallocated Disk Space

Apr 12, 2013

I was recently experimenting with partitions and i had to assign 50 GB of disk space to a partition. Sadly, I noticed that after I deleted it I can't add it back to my main hard drive's space. How I can do this so I have all my disk space again?

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How To Survive With Very Little Disk Space On A Tablet

Oct 17, 2012

I moved to a Samsung tablet core I5 with Windows 8 Enterprise and I have to survive with very low capacity SSD drive. After Windows 8 Intallation, O13 installation, and a strict minimum of corporate applications, I'm left with less than 21 gig available space for my files ... It was already hard with a 128 gig SSD, things have just gone worst. I do not plan to plug an external hard drive all the time ...

1) I added a microSD drive of 32 gig, but... I cannot add up this drive to any Library (documents, pictures, video or music),how to force the system to accept the microSD as "permanent drive"

2) I need a cloud / server cache system that would enable "partial sync" for offline files (not always connected to Internet)

3) Any search tool to recommend that is also searching emails since Windows 8 doesn't search into Outlook files ost and pst (W7 did this)

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How To Clean Up Computer Disk Space

Oct 21, 2013

Have you found that the hard space of your computer was gradually eaten up by all the files you unlikely know? If you’re haunted a lot by such a problem and want to stop it, you just need to download Colorful Disk Clean and totally relax yourself. Colorful Disk Clean will scan all the folders or files and recover the disk space whenever you want.

The color-coded sunburst map clearly displays both the hierarchical structure of files and folder and the relative size of each. What’s the most important, with a simple drag and drop, you can remove all the system files and other items that you no longer need.

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Maintenance :: How To Analyse Boot Performance Using Tool On 8.1 Pro

Jun 29, 2014

I am trying to analyse boot performance using this tool on 8.1 Pro.

Windows Performance Analyzer

I have already updated to the latest version of ADK but after rebooting it fails. I have Windows 6.3.9600 Build 9600 and Performance Recorder version 6.3.9600.16384(winblue_rtm.130821-1623) which I downloaded yesterday from MS.

Can run this on 8.1 or do I have some incorrect version?

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Setup Installation :: How Much Disk Space Does Win 8 Pro 32-bit Install Takes

Jan 5, 2013

I would like to try Windows 8 Pro on my PC, I've currently installed Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit) with SP1 on my PC which takes about 7.8 gigs of disk space. So, my question is that how much disk space does a normal clean installation of Windows 8 Pro (32-bit) takes?

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Disk Space Usage Bars In My Computer Are Missing

Nov 21, 2012

For some reason, the disk space usage bars in 'My Computer' are missing. Although they should be visible in 'tile view', I can only see the drive icons, not the bars. Interestingly, When I open a file in e.g. Word I can see the bars in the open file dialog (also in 'tile view'). I've already tried resetting the folder view settings, but without any luck.

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Maintenance :: Macrium Reflect Free / Does MBR Always Get Backed Up

Oct 28, 2013

I have a question about Macrium Reflect Free, and dual boot...

I have two installations of Windows 8 (and Windows 8.1), on two separate SSDs. Let's call one SYSTEM1, and the other one SYSTEM2.

Let's say I have booted inside the SYSTEM1 Windows installation. Now I want to backup SYSTEM2, with Macrium Reflect Free. I load Macrium Reflect and select all available partitions on the SYSTEM2 disk (which are just two, the main one and a system-reserved one).

By doing like this, will also the MBR (Master Boot Record) of SYSTEM2 get copied inside the Macrium image-backup? In other words, will Macrium Reflect always copy the master boot record (if available), even if the selected drive is not the one from which Windows is currently running?

Or will the MBR get copied just with the option "create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows"? Probably not.

I'm interest about this because it would be useful to do a backup of the MBR (together with the partitions), in case a virus infects it.

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