Windows 10: Full Drive


  1. Posts : 30
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       04 Aug 2015 #1

    Full Drive


    Hi there,

    I recently tried installing a program on my Pavilion dv7 (Windows 10 Home 64bit), and during the beginning of the installation I got the error "You do not have enough free space to install this program. Please free some space and try again." The drive I normally use, C, has close to 400 gigabytes left.

    Before this, I've been getting a lot of notifications everyday saying that my E: drive (HP_TOOLS) is almost full. I feel like they are both connected, however there is a chance that it might be something else.

    I have only been getting these notifications after I installed Windows 10, so how can I fix this?

    Thanks!
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  2.    05 Aug 2015 #2

    This is only a guess. Even though you have disc space left, you can still get an error message because of too many files in a drive root directory.
    Check the root directories of your drives. I believe the limit is 2,048 files allowed in the root. This can be fixed by moving the files into a folder. Something may be saving files to the root directory.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 30
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       05 Aug 2015 #3

    Antilope said: View Post
    This is only a guess. Even though you have disc space left, you can still get an error message because of too many files in a drive root directory.
    Check the root directories of your drives. I believe the limit is 2,048 files allowed in the root. This can be fixed by moving the files into a folder. Something may be saving files to the root directory.
    How do I do that?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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