Windows 10: unable to free disk space after borked app install

Discus and support unable to free disk space after borked app install in Microsoft Windows 10 Store to solve the problem; Hi i recently attempted an install of an app from the microsoft store Forza motorsport 4. But the download failed and cancelled half way. I attempted... Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 10 Store' started by geddesk2001, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. unable to free disk space after borked app install


    Hi i recently attempted an install of an app from the microsoft store Forza motorsport 4. But the download failed and cancelled half way.


    I attempted a fresh install but was unable to as the partially downloaded app was taking up the disk space on my drive.


    I am unable to remove the files as i dont have permissions.


    I am unable to alter the ownership of the file to grant access either please help

    Thanks

    :)
     
    geddesk2001, Jan 11, 2021
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  2. devo Win User

    Unable to access disk space in Windows

    I have installed Windows 10 in external HDD for my Mac Book and here is the steps followed.

    When I installed windows in bootcamp, I have selected only 30GB space and restored to external 1TB hard disk. Now unable to access the remaining space in Windows. Now how to get that space for use?


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  3. 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, Jan 11, 2021
    #3
  4. unable to free disk space after borked app install

    Low Disk Space error

    Hi,

    I suggest you to delete the unwanted applications or games installed on the device and also perform a Disk Cleanup.

    In order to delete the games or applications, which has been downloaded from the Windows Store you need to right click on the game and select
    Uninstall option from the Start menu.

    If the games that you are downloaded are .exe or the applications which are not downloaded from the Windows Store, you may try deleting it from the Control panel.

    To do so, please follow the below steps.

    • Right Click on Start Menu.
    • Open Control Panel.
    • Click Programs.
    • Click Programs and Features.
    • Click on the programs that you would like to uninstall.
    I suggest you to try the steps in the following article to free up space and check if it helps.

    Free up drive space in Windows 10

    Also, refer to the Wiki Article created by
    Andre Da Costa
    from the below link:

    How to free up disk space in Windows

    How to free up disk space in Windows

    Hope it helps. Revert to us with the results, will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Mohan Babu ER, Jan 11, 2021
    #4
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