Constant 'Low Disk Space' error...

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  1. CrippsCorner

    CrippsCorner Well-Known Member

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    Hello, this is driving my mother mad!

    Every day, multiple times, a pop up appears:

    Low Disk Space
    You are running out of disk space on Local Disk (D:).
    Click here to see if you can free any space on this disk.

    I noticed she had less than 10% space left... so deleted stuff until it was above 10% - No difference, message still appearing. I then checked against my Surface Pro 2017, which has less than 5%! But, I never get that message.

    I have clicked on the 'click here' and followed instructions until there's nothing else to do. But still the message persists.

    Anything I can do?
     
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    What is the D: drive? Is it an SD card or a partition on the internal SSD?

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    CrippsCorner Well-Known Member

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    I looked this up the other day, it's:

    Local Disk (D:)
    47.3 MB free of 449 MB


    But when I go in there:

    This folder is empty.

    Not even anything when I include hidden stuff! Got no idea what it is or why it's there o_O
     
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    Cripp --
    Still puzzled. Is that drive listed in Device Manager? It would be listed if it's an SD card, in which case you could just reformat it. If not, it's a partition on the SSD, and you could delete that partition and add the space to the C-drive partition.
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    CrippsCorner Well-Known Member

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    It's definitely not an SD card, as there's not one installed in that machine... partition I haven't looked at. Is there an easy way to delete this? I used to use PartitionMagic but not even sure if that's a thing any more!
     

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