Windows 10: I have plenty of disk space but it says disk is full

Discus and support I have plenty of disk space but it says disk is full in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I'm trying to download a file that is just short of 1gb from firefox. I select it to open with winrar so i can just drag the file where i want it to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Gmay17, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. /u/Gmay17 Win User

    I have plenty of disk space but it says disk is full


    I'm trying to download a file that is just short of 1gb from firefox. I select it to open with winrar so i can just drag the file where i want it to go. I try to save it to my disk drive that has 1.61 tb free to use. And yet is says that it cannot download because the disk is full. The only disk i have full is my original hard drive, but that shouldnt matter because im sending it to my secondary hard drive, right? please help

    EDIT: i cleared up space in my primary hard drive and it worked, i would still like to know why it did this for future reference.

    side note: i have changed the download location in firefox to my secondary hard drive

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    /u/Gmay17, Nov 28, 2020
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  2. Joan Pin Win User

    disk space reduced after media creation tool

    Hi Sarah,

    One of the possible reasons why your disk space was reduced is due to an unallocated disk space on your partitions. For us to isolate your concern, we suggest that you check your device's partition. To do this, follow the steps provided below:

    • Type Computer Management on Ask me anything and press
      Enter.
    • Select Storage and click on Disk Management.
    • Send us a screenshot.
    We look forward to your response.
     
    Joan Pin, Nov 28, 2020
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  3. My disk space is gone

    Hi John,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

    I do appreciate your efforts and time.

    Try to run theSystem Maintenance Troubleshooter.


    • Press Windows key + W and type
      Troubleshooting.

    • Select Troubleshooting.

    • Select view all on the top left corner.

    • Click System Maintenance,
      follow onscreen instructions.
    I suggest you to run Check Disk which performs an analysis of the disk. Refer to the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X.
    • Click on Command prompt (Admin).
    • Type chkdsk /f and hit enter.
    For reference:

    Tips to free up drive space on your PC:

    Tips to free up drive space on your PC

    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Kalpana Shankarappa, Nov 28, 2020
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  4. I have plenty of disk space but it says disk is full

    hard disk space

    Hello,

    Taking into consideration that the free space is shrinking fast, it is possible that your system is creating restore points. To
    delete restore points except for the recent one, simply follow the steps below:

    • From the Cortana search box, type Disk Cleanup and click on the first result.
    • Once the Disk Cleanup window appears, select the
      More Options
      tab.
    • Under the System Restore and Shadow Copies column, click on the
      Clean up... button.

    Once done with the steps, see if your disk space has expanded.

    If you have further questions, please let us know.
     
    Jefferson Ore, Nov 28, 2020
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