Windows 10: Windows 10 F Drive Full

  1.    3 Days Ago #1

    Windows 10 F Drive Full


    Did the update for Windows 10 1803 and now there is a Disk F which seems to be a partition Windows made and it said it is full, but there are no files in it. I had tech support from where I bought the desktop and did a remote but they didn't get rid or fix the problem. Googling it shows it can be dealt with but I never fooled around with the OS. Any help on this would be appreciated
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  2.    3 Days Ago #2

    This is a well-documented side-effect for some systems upgraded to 1803. The trick is to unassign the drive letter. If you do that, the disk full reports will no longer be produced. There's a tutorial for that: Remove Drive Letter in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials. Option 2 is probably what you need to follow.
    HTH,
    --Ed--

    PS: you might also want to check the partition details for the mysterious new drive. If they don't match these, please post them here and we can follow up with further possible repairs:
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  3. Posts : 6,944
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       3 Days Ago #3

    EdTittel said: View Post
    PS: you might also want to check the partition details for the mysterious new drive. If they don't match these, please post them here and we can follow up with further possible repairs:
    That's how it should look on a UEFI system using gpt partitions. They will look quite different on a legacy bios MBR system. This is a typical MBR one.

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    For both gpt and mbr, the key feature that identifies this as a partition that shouldn't normally have a drive letter is the Type, either the guid number in Ed's screenshot, or '27' in the mbr one.
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  4.    2 Days Ago #4

    Thanks for covering the MBR side of the street, @Bree. All of my machines are GPT/UEFI now, so I don't always stop to recall the other, older way of doing things. Sorry about that! Nice catch on your part.
    --Ed--
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  5. Posts : 6,944
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       2 Days Ago #5

    EdTittel said: View Post
    All of my machines are GPT/UEFI now, so I don't always stop to recall the other, older way of doing things..
    None of mine are, I really must get one so I can put all the theory I've learned here into practice

    Thought it best to cover all bases, we don't know the OP's full specs yet.
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