"You are running out of disk space on local drive J:" - how to resolve


  1. Posts : 4
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    "You are running out of disk space on local drive J:" - how to resolve


    Running Windows 10, I recently started receiving this notification every few minutes:

    "You are running out of disk space on local drive J:"

    ... but when I click on it to free up space, it says I can free up 0 bytes. This is not my main hard drive, which has over 1 TB of available space. I'm not sure why I'm getting this message suddenly (and so frequently!) ... any advice for me? Thanks in advance.
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Hard to offer advice when you have not told us what you are using drive J: for.
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
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       #3

    I really don't know what it is for, to be honest. It doesn't show any files in File Explorer except for ST17473.30959 (0 bytes)

    "You are running out of disk space on local drive J:" - how to resolve-cd5.jpg
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    Progatron said:
    I really don't know what it is for, to be honest...
    The size of 449MB and the fact you cannot see files on the J: drive suggests this may be a recovery partition that has somehow been assigned a drive letter. It would help diagnosis if you could post a screenshot of disk management.
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of
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    "You are running out of disk space on local drive J:" - how to resolve-cd6.jpg
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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    Disk management shows no partition has the letter J: assigned. Presumably you still see a J: drive in File Manager though. The only partition that matches the size in the earlier screenshot is (disk 0 partition 6) which is indeed a recovery partition (and as such, should not have a drive letter).

    This solved thread from a year or so ago had a similar problem (drive letters assigned where they shouldn't be, but not showing in Disk Management). See the last couple of posts for their solution.
    Issue with Windows auto-mounting drives that shouldn't be mounted
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  7. Posts : 4
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    Thank you, I'll look into this. :)
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