Windows 7 c drive is getting full.

October 19, 2012 at 12:08:50
Specs: Windows 7, 2gb
My c:\ is getting full showing low memory space in red color.Although I have very less programs installed in it.Please help how to increase the c drive space(currently its 25gb).I dont want to format and allocate more space to my c drive.

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#1
October 19, 2012 at 12:47:51
If you don't want to fit a larger hard drive and re-install Windows on it, that leaves only one option - - buy an external hard drive and move all your data over to it (pictures, music files, documents, videos etc.). That should release quite a fair amount of space on the C: drive.

However, if you do that you really need to buy two external hard drives and put the same files on each one so if one fails you won't lose anything.


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#2
October 19, 2012 at 16:08:17
Have you any other hard drive letters?

If by any chance your hard disk is partitioned then it is possible to extend the C onto the other half (probably D or E) using Windows 7. Similarly there are facilities to shift folders over.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
October 19, 2012 at 18:06:51
Please list your full system specs and you full hard drive partitioning scheme.
In order to use Windows 7 on a partition that is only 25GB (not generally recommended) you need to install all programs and save all files to a different partition or drive. You also need to disable your virtual memory on the C drive and enable it on a larger drive that has the room for it. Finally you need to limit the amount of room that system restore can use or disable it completely. Unfortunately disabling it has potentially serious consequences if you ever need to use it so you would have to keep a number of images of the partition in order to be able to reimage the drive since you cannot use system restore to repair numerous problems.

It would be much better if you shrunk and moved one of your other partitions and expanded your C drive to be able to use your system properly. I recommend a 60GB or larger partition for Windows 7 only or a 100GB to 120GB partition for Windows 7 and your programs. Either should be enough for Windows, paging file, and system restore.

Post back details for more specific recommendations.

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#4
October 20, 2012 at 05:18:38
Hi, I have the other drives also and those drive have space.Because to run any program I need space in c drive.Please tell me the step how can I increase the c drive space or how can I utilize the space in other drive for c drive?

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#5
October 20, 2012 at 05:39:18
Use Disk Manager to tell us how many partitions are on each physical hard drive, what order they are in, and what sizes the partitions are. Also tell us if there is any unallocated space and where that is located related to the other partitions. Then use 'Computer' to tell us how much on each partition (drive) is free.
Windows Disk Manager will allow resizing if the space available is directly after the partition needing to be expanded, but not moving of partitions. With Disk manager you would have to shrink and make a copy of the drive right after your C drive, then delete it, do your expanding of your C drive, and then create a new partition from the unallocated space and copy the drive back. There are however other programs like Acronis that can do this more directly and others here will give you their preferred programs. Of course you absolutely need to back up anything important when you do anything with your partitions.
Please supply us with the above detailed information if you want us to give you a more detailed recommendation on your partitioning.

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#6
October 20, 2012 at 05:44:47
What are the sizes of your drives or partitions? If you're installing all your programs & storing all your files on the C drive, it's your fault the C drive is getting full. 25GB is awfully small but I guess it would be OK as long as you don't install anything on it other than the OS.

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#7
November 13, 2012 at 23:09:14
Try freeware AOMEI Partition Assistant

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