Windows 10: Does less space in hard drive means slower computer?

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  1. MUZ
    Muz Win User

    Does less space in hard drive means slower computer?


    If the bar in Windows hard drive space is red, does it slows down the computer to run any software? What can slows down the computer? Too many programs installed?

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  2. Rose Cal Win User

    Hard Drive Space Missing

    Hi,

    It is possible that hard drive space was missing due to a corrupted file system. To better assist you, kindly answer the following questions:

    • Have you made any recent changes prior to this issue?
    • Have you tried deleting temporary files?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far aside from checked the hidden files?

    We're looking forward to your response.
     
    Rose Cal, Jan 29, 2019
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  3. Lost space of Pen Drive

    Hello,

    Thank you for bringing up your query on Microsoft Community.

    We regret the inconvenience caused to you.


    • Have you tried connecting to a different computer?
    I suggest you to connect the USB flash drive to a different computer and check.

    First back up all the data from your USB drive to another location.

    I suggest you to connect the USB flash drive to a different computer and check.

    Let us try the following steps, and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to refresh the drive letter and then try to rescan the drives that are connect to the computer and check.

    To refresh drive letter:

    • Open Computer Management (Local).
    • In the console tree, click Computer Management (Local), click
      Storage, and then click Disk Management.
    • Click Action, and then click Refresh.
    • Once you have refreshed connect the new zip drive and to update hardware information, click Rescan Disks instead.
    Step 2: For unallocated space on USB drive


    • Press the Windows key, and type Diskpart.

    • Click the result to open the DiskPart command prompt window.

    • In the command prompt window, type list disk and hit Enter.

    • The removable USB drive or hard disk will be shown under
      Disk 1.

    • Type in the following commands and hit Enter.
    select disk 1

    Clean

    create partition primary


    • The first command selects your removable USB drive.

    • The Clean command deletes all the current partitions present on the USB drive.

    • The Create primary partition creates a fresh partition and allocates all the unallocated space on this fresh partition.

    • Type Exit to close the command prompt window.

    • Unplug your USB drive and plug it back again.

    Hope it helps.

    Let us know the status, we are glad to assist you further.
     
    Abdul_Malik, Jan 29, 2019
    #3
  4. Naresh_K Win User

    Does less space in hard drive means slower computer?

    Not enough space on Recovery (DDoes less space in hard drive means slower computer? :) drive.

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Please help me with the following:

    1. What is the make and model number of your Computer?


    Please note that recovery "D" is a partition on the hard drive which contains the image of the Operating system. You can use it to restore the computer back to factory settings. You should not attempt to store files in it.
    If you have any data saved on the D drive, I would suggest you to move it to an external drive and to free up some space, you can follow the steps provided in the article:
    Free up drive space in Windows 10.



    If you are using a HP computer, then you can refer to this article:
    HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - What is the Recovery (DDoes less space in hard drive means slower computer? :) Hard Drive?



    Hope this helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking on Yes or No.
     
    Naresh_K, Jan 29, 2019
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