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Deleting shredded files to free up disk space

Q: Deleting shredded files to free up disk space

I recently used File Shredder to shred a bunch of my files thinking it would free up the disk space like deleting it would have; except it didn't. Is there a way to free up the disk space after shredding the files? What kind of program should I be looking for? I've used WinUtilities to clean up some duplicates and registry files without doing too much damage.

I'm running windows vista (64-bit) with and original 220 GB hard drive, now down to 47.7 GB because I can't figure out how to free it up.

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A: Deleting shredded files to free up disk space

You can try CCleaner to delete temporary files.

If you're confused what's using up all the space on the disk, try one of the following disk analyzing utilities:
1) RidNacs
2) WinDirStat

Hope it works for you.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/deleting-shredded-files-to-free-up-disk-space.904650/
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A:Free disk space does not increase after deleting files

Welcome to the Seven Forums Jack101.

I suggest that instead of using Defraggler you use Puran Defrag and carry out a boot-time defrag.

Now about free disk space. Sometimes the correct free disk space shows up after a reboot. However from your message it would appear that you have already tried that but without success. Another way to find out how much free space exists is to open the Command Prompt and use the "dir/p" command. Please try that and check if the free space shown is identical with what you see with your method and report back with the command prompt screen shot after dir/p has been executed.

Good luck.

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A:Free disk space does not increase after deleting files

Two questions:
(1) How are you performing the deletions?
(2) How do check how much free disk space you have?

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A:Can't free up HD space by deleting files

did you run defrag after emptying the recycle bin ?

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A:Can't free up HD space by deleting files?!!!

may be you should defrag
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-free-up-hd-space-by-deleting-files.172389/
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A:Deleting Files, but does not free up space

Do you have Norton Utilities (or equivalent type application) installed? If so, sometimes when you delete an item and empty the recycle bin, you still need to "Empty Norton Protected Files" to free up the space.

Also, did you try rebooting and checking the disk space? I'm not sure if that does anything, but worth a try?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/deleting-files-but-does-not-free-up-space.126718/
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A:Hard drive won't free up space after deleting files

This is a 500GB drive, right? How is it configured, as a boot or spare drive?
 

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A:deleting files from hard drive but space doesnt free......

This might seem like a dumb question, but did you also empty the recycle bin? If not thats why you still see your drive full.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/553929/deleting-files-from-hard-drive-but-space-doesnt-free/
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A:need Free Tools to Shred Files and Wipe Free Disk Space

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Thanks

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A:Solved: Disk space remains the same even after deleting files

Hello Vince and welcome to TSG

Could you try downloading Spacemonger and see whats actually hogging your disk space.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-disk-space-remains-the-same-even-after-deleting-files.710844/
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A:Hard disk space keeps decreasing on record even if I'm deleting files

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A:Seeing over double free disk space after moving files around...

Hmmm.......

Does the amount of free space you NOW see at least roughly correspond to what you'd expect to see?

Do other hard drive tools also report much more free space?

Do you seem to be missing anything? All apps work and all personal files appear to be there and OK?

Offhand--maybe you had 2 instances of each file and now have only 1?

Do you or did you keep this data somewhere under C:\users?

Libraries are foreign to me and for that reason I don't use them, but they may have caused you some confusion.

I keep my data OUTSIDE of C:\users on D, with no connection to the library.

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A:Where do the deleted files in my non-bootable Windows XP partition take from the disk free space?

Just my opinion: Since this is a company system...it seems (to me) that this is a matter for the company's IT personnel...not one for individual suggestions by an unknowing audience.

Especially so since an enterprise network may be involved.

Louis

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A:How to shift all free space on hard disk to get contigous free space?

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A:I can't recover disc space when deleting files, space keeps fluctuating

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/499026/i-cant-recover-disc-space-when-deleting-files-space-keeps-fluctuating/
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A:Free disk space & space used by a single Flash Update.

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A:free space on c: keeps changing, but I am not adding or deleting that much

I suggest, you start new topic in "Am I Infected?" forum.

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1. BACKING UP YOUR DATA TO A TAPE BACKUP, ZIP OR NETWORK DRIVE
2. DELETE UNUSED FILES

IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHICH FILES ARE SAFE TO MOVE OR DELETE, CONTACT YOUR HELP DESK OR CONSULT YOUR SOFTWARE MANUALS.

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A:Disk Space Error - 30 Gigs free space

It should be a configuration setting. I'd call Dell if you just got this machine. Their "english" is a little suspect though. It sounds like some hokey Dell software reminding you to back up your drive. When does the message appear? After it boots?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/disk-space-error-30-gigs-free-space.252512/
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A:HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space

Originally Posted by npm1


HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space http://www.vistax64.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

when i try to install software it comes up with (drive)not enough disk space..when i have 30gb left..

when i attempt to create a restore point twice 1st came up with 0x80070070 and 2nd was

when i load a picture it says not enough picture please close some apps/free up disk space

when i uninstall a software it says an error occured while writing installation information to disk.check to make sure enough disk space is available, and click retry or cancel end the ..

my computer has 1 harddrive split into C and D partitions...its an ACER 57357 with 4gb ram,2.16ghz-667mhz fsb-1mb l2 cache, 320gb harddrive, 4500m intergrated graphics




We could use a screenshot of your disk management console

Ken

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A:Windows doesn't free up space when deleting a file

If you have Norton protection in place on your Recycle Bin, you will have to right click the icon, choose "Empty Norton Protected Files", and then "Purge All." I learned this just a few weeks ago.There were Gigs of files on my HD before doing the above.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-doesnt-free-up-space-when-deleting-a-file.270774/
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A:Low Disk Space Even After Deleting Data

Try to find out what is using the space.

These will allow you to visualize your disk space usage:

Disk Space Fan
Visual Disk
Disk Pie
TreeSize
Xinorbis
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How big is the C:\Windows\Installer folder?
 

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A:Deleted/Shredded files

Quote:





Originally Posted by CSUjr


First, I'm not sure if I'm in the correct place for the questions that I have - but perhaps someone here can help.

I was told that deleting/shredding files do not actually remove that information, (contained within the files), from my hard drive and can be retrieved using the proper software (which I have used successfully).

So if possible, I would like to know;
Will the computer return an error message such as ?Out Of Memory? when the size of the deleted/shredded files exceeds the ?allocated and/or unused/free space? on the hard drive?

If so, is there a way to ?free-up? this space?

If not, then I would like to know;
What happens to the information, (that is contained within deleted/shredded files), when the size of those files eventually does exceed the ?allocated and/or unused/free space? on the hard drive?

e.g., if a hard drive has, say, only 500 MB of unused/free space and in time, say, 600 MB of files (information) are deleted/shredded, what happens to the 100 MB excess?

Do these files ?Overwrite? a portion of the previous 500 MB of deleted/shredded files?

If not, what happens to them (100 MB excess)?

If so, are the files that were ?Overwritten? still retrievable (with the proper software)?

If not, are they then considered to be gone permanently from the hard drive?

Further, what actually happens to the information that was within the original 500 MB of deleted/shredded files when, say, 5 Gigabytes are eventually deleted/shredded (within that same hard drive)?
i.e., after that much (or any excessive) ?Overrun?, is that information that was originally within those files ? Still ? somehow retrievable?

All pertinent answers/explanations will be appreciated.

Charles




Sounds like you are making sure your p0rn files are perm deleted :P

Use this:

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Cleaning Up Your Disk Drives in Windows Vista - O'Reilly Media

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A:Free Up Disk Space

Open MY COMPUTER so you can see the list of drive icons.

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A:Not Enough Free Disk Space?

duplicate thread please use other thread.
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A:Free disk space

How did you delete Microsoft Word?

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A:no free space on disk

i) you dont say how big the hard drive is, or how much used/free space there is on it
ii) is this the only drive/partition in the machine
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Hi,

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Hello Hankster,

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Quote: Originally Posted by DigDeep


Today I reinstalled windows 7 from MSDN.

But I have free space of 48 gb

What can I do. I try to shrink c: and thaen add this but I could not, onl the - i take from c:


We could really use a bigger screenshot. you can use the snipping tool built into windows. Just type snipping tool in search

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A:[SOLVED] There is not enough free disk space... again

Wait... can this be due to the fact that my external drive is using fat32?

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A:Low Disk space 300 gigs free

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A:Free system disk space going out by itself

Hey!
Update:
I didn't do a thing, and I have now 3,5 GB of free space, out of nowhere. Any ideas?

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A:Free space on my Hard disk

Hello...
Go to Disk Management:

START > RUN... > type DISKMGMT.MSC and hit Enter

How is your HDD partitioned?
How big is Local Disk C: ????
And do you have any other volumes or partitions active???

Keep us posted...

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A:free disk space issue

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A:Free Up Disk Space After nothing worked

You say you have only 25 GB devoted to C.

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Why can't you steal space from those other partitions and add it to C?

A screen shot of Windows Disk Management might help.

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Have you placed a limit on the size of System Restore?

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A:PC telling me I've got no free Hard Disk space

We would be more than happy to help you but with vague info like you have given us,nobody can help.Could give us your System info as well as more specific info about any error messages you may be getting.Also what are the "few other strange things going on as well"
 

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Check your system restore settings sounds like your shadow copies are multiplying and eating up you disk space.

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A:Losing hard disk free space

It appears you are being helped here:
http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showtopic=109383
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/losing-hard-disk-free-space.659862/
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A:Must remove programs to free up disk space

This is not a malware issue and shouldn't have been posted here. If you don't get anything related to spyware or viruses, post this in the Windows forum instead. I see nothing wrong here except for some minor entries:

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following if they still exist and hit 'Fix Checked' after you checked the last one:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cust.../www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cust.../www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cust.../www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cust...ch/search.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cust.../www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cust.../www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cust.../www.yahoo.com
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcxMonitor] ALCXMNTR.EXE

For the space problem, go here and download that program. See if you can find out what's taking up a bunch of the space in your hard drive.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f100/must-remove-programs-to-free-up-disk-space-96370.html
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I installed Windows 8 Pro on a GPT partition. I have 234GB of SSD with 87% free space according to Disk Management. I am trying to create a 4GB primary partition for Intel Rapid Start but the Disk Part shows i have no space available in that drive and would not let me create the partition. Why would that be?

Thanks,

A:List Disk Shows No Free Space Available.

Sounds like you need to shrink a partition
Partition or Volume - Shrink - Windows 7 Help Forums
than make a new partition
Partition or Volume - Create New - Windows 7 Help Forums

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/22057-list-disk-shows-no-free-space-available.html
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I kinda seriously need help here guys

I have 800mb free in my C drive...

i deleted my D and have 20 gb free space, but i cant delete it to make it an unallocated space (the delete partition option is greyed out) ..

im sorry if this is the wrong forum to post this on.....ive been working on this for 5 hours and im pissed right now..lol

A:Can't Delete Free Space in Disk Management

Hello Akash666, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have you right clicked that Free Space to see if you get a "Delete" option in the drop-down, though if it's part of an Extended partition (more than one Logical) you may not be able to create it as unallocated space; post a snip for us to have a look at.




   Information

Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/183502-cant-delete-free-space-disk-management.html
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i have a problem with my laptop.70 gig of my hard space is missed . i know that it is in c:/user/sadra/appdata/local but
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i have read many posts about it but in fact all solutions were useless .
i appreciate any suggestion.

A:hard disk free space lost

Please post a snip of your maximised disk management window
start>type diskmgmt.msc>enter
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Have you turned on show hidden files and folders
Control Panel>folder options>view>tick show hidden files and folders
May just be that the file in question is hidden so you cant see it

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/272638-hard-disk-free-space-lost.html
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A:computer says low disk space but I have over 800GBs free

Please post a screenshot of Disk Management

http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/51732-computer-says-low-disk-space-but-i-have-over-800gbs-free.html
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A:Free Disk Space Monitoring Tool

Originally Posted by Wiso


One of my favorite features of Windows Explorer was that it told me the free disk space in the status bar. Since Windows Vista, you also had the ability to see the free space on hard drives across the network.

I appreciate any help.

Thanks.



Try this---

https://www.google.com/search?q=Free...hrome&ie=UTF-8

http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/21413-free-disk-space-monitoring-tool.html
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A:I seem to have much more free space on my hard disk than I had previously

When you turned off System restore you cleared all previous restores and freed up the space they held.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/i-seem-to-have-much-more-free-space-on-my-hard-disk-than-i-had-previously-93087.html
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Thank you
 

A:To free up disk space - Outlook 2007

Can you post a screen shot showing the message and enough of the Outlook screen to see that it is in deed Outlook that is open?

Do not get angry with me here, but I know of several people who thought that they were running Outlook, when in fact that it was Outlook Express. This message should NOT appear at all when using Outlook.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/to-free-up-disk-space-outlook-2007.847364/
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For example,
for disk C: it shows
Used Space: 17GB
Free Space: 76MB
Disk capacity: 20GB

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Why is this happening?
What's causing it?
and
How can I get rid of it?

Thanks
 

A:Windows misreporting free disk space.

have you tried to use disk defragmenter?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-misreporting-free-disk-space.692068/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/information-hiding-in-free-disk-space.368615/
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A:The hard disk free space keeps dropping

Hello bd74,

If you like, the tutorial below may be able to help you determine what is using up you hard drive space.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/398929-hard-disk-free-space-keeps-dropping.html
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System Diagnostics Report Diagnostic Results Warnings Informational Symptom D has less than free disk space Cause A logical disk has a low amount of free disk space Details D has MB free disk space There is free Low disk space may than 15% Drive less Solved: space has D free disk cause poor performance and low virtual memory errors Resolution Verify Solved: D Drive has less than 15% free disk space disk space is low by viewing the drive using quot Computer quot from the Start menu Back up non-critical files and then remove them from the drive Perform a disk cleanup Solved: D Drive has less than 15% free disk space Related Free up disk space -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Severity Information Warning The average disk queue length is The disk may be at its maximum transfer capacity due to throughput and disk seeks Related Disk Diagnosis Basic System Checks Tests Result Description OS Checks Passed Checks for attributes of the operating system Test Groups Tests Failed Description OS Version Check Passed Disk Checks Failed Checks for disk status Test Groups Tests Failed Description SMART Predict Failure Check Passed Logical Disk Dirty Bit Check Passed Free Disk Space Available C Drive C has free disk space MB Free Disk Space Available D Drive D has free disk space MB I have windows vista home premium I have tried the disk cleanup and that didn t do anything I cleared all the restore points except the last one and that gained me about MB for a day and now it s back to where it was Does anybody know how to resolve this issue nbsp

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A:Disk Usage 100% despite great free space.

Diagnostics Test

 System File Check

Please try following:
Open an admin command promptCopy/paste "sfc/scannow" (without quotes) and press enterWhen it finished reboot your systemOpen again an admin command promptEnter sfc/scannow again
If sfc/scannow does NOT say "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violation" after the second SFC, please upload the cbs.log file located at {windows partition}\Windows\Logs\CBS\, if the file is too large try a 3rd party uploader like dropbox, onedrive, google drive, mediafire etc.
System File Check(SFC a.k.a. Windows Resource Protection) needs to have your system rebooted in order for sfc to try to fix the problems that it finds.

http://www.tenforums.com/performance-maintenance/38132-disk-usage-100-despite-great-free-space.html
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A:Best way to free up disk space? Some dumb questions...

Running out of disk space means that you need to get more. You can put it off, try to recover space on the drive, copy things to DVD, and so on. But eventually, if you want to save things, you need to cough up the bucks.

Movies can be easily stored on DVD's. I usually store them in their original avi or mpg formats since I can get many of them on a DVD. External drives are really a good idea because not only do they give you storage space, but you can make periodic images of your internal drives. Then, when your drive fails, and it will, you don't lose everything, including your operating system. You jst get a new drive and restore everything from the image that you made.

Look on the external. Are your videos still there? that should answer your deletion question.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/best-way-to-free-up-disk-space-some-dumb-questions.891469/
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The total space in the My Videos folder is 69GB
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Error Copying File or Folder dialog box stating that "There is not enough free disk space".
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O vay!
 

A:Solved: Not enough free disk space error

The external drive are probably either FAT or FAT32. FAT has a file size limit of 2gb and FAT32 has a limit of 4gb.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-not-enough-free-disk-space-error.784070/
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A:Free sata disk space not being acknowledged

free sata

did you empty recycle bin?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/free-sata-disk-space-not-being-acknowledged.46468/