Red indicator bar for low disk space is annoying win 7

March 7, 2012 at 09:21:57
Specs: Windows 7
How to turn off the red indicator bar which indicates low free space for drives.

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#1
March 7, 2012 at 10:05:20
I've got an idea - how about freeing up some disk space? Delete, uninstall, move, etc. Your drive or partition is obviously almost full, that's why you're getting the warning. Turning off the warning doesn't do a thing to fix the problem.

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#2
March 7, 2012 at 20:28:24
Note that Windows is trying to warn you that you will begin to have problems with your system if your system drive or your primary storage drive is nearing full and you continue to do nothing about it. As riider mentions, delete some files you do not need. Uninstall programs you never use. Add another drive and move some of your files onto the new drive (or external drive), especially files you use less often. Add another drive and move ALL of your files from your system drive onto the new larger storage drive making your system run more efficiently and adding another layer of protection to your files (in addition to backing up the files) since a major system problem that would cause you to have to reinstall your operating system would no longer require restoring your files from the back up (in many cases). Like he said, FIX IT right.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
March 7, 2012 at 22:09:23
Members thanks for posting...

The drive am indicating is not the primary drive and more over I have a fee space of 30GB. The windows 7 will indicate the warning RED bar when the drive is full of 90% and having 105 free space. But I still have 30GB on it and cannot delete data form that.


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#4
March 8, 2012 at 04:47:10
The recommendations still stand.
Add more storage space. Windows 7 cannot properly keep the drive defragmented with less than 10% free space so you should avoid over filling it.
30GB is a lot of space in the old days with 80GB or smaller drives, but today with 1TB and larger drives, 30GB is not really that much anymore. Yes you probably can squeeze in 50 word documents, 20 pictures, and 30 songs, but you should not.
The warning is there for a reason.

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#5
March 9, 2012 at 01:58:48
So is there any solution other than deleting the data or extending the partition???

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#6
March 9, 2012 at 02:57:23
Copy the following lines and paste them into a text file. Change the extension from .txt to .reg. Double-click (single click) the file to merge the contents into registry. After you restart or log off-log back on, you will not get the warning, hopefully. The registry change will force Windows to not check the remaining space on the hard disk.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoLowDiskSpaceChecks"=dword:00000001

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