Laptop has a really slow performance for low disk space problem RRS feed

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  • Recently, the laptop C partition is running out of space. A low disk space notice has stopped me installing new programs many times. The laptop performance also becomes really slow. I have already deleted all useless files, folders, programs and more. But, this low disk space problem still exists. What’s going on there? Do you have any idea for me to fix this? Thanks in advance! 

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 8:16 AM

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  • Hi

    Download an application called TreeSize and run a scan on the C:\ drive. it will tell you which directory is using the most space.

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    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 8:22 AM
  • I suggest CCCleaner but be careful with some of the options.


    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 8:34 AM
  • Hi,

    Try defragmenting your drives, this will ensure in optimal performance. There is a build in defragmenter in Windows 8/8+ OS. And also you can use CCleaner as suggested by cnk_gr this helps you to delete the temporary files and cache.

    Hope this helps ! Cheers !


    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 9:16 AM
  • Hey, the ways for you to resolve this low disk space problem could be different according to your different conditions:

    * If there is too unnecessary files or programs stored on this C partition, clean them all up to free some free space.

    * If there is enough free space on other partition, like D, E or F partitions, you can open Disk Management, delete or shrink the partition with free space and add the free space to your C partition there.

    * If the free space is not adjacent to your C partition, you also can use a partition resizing tool to extend this partition, like GParted, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free and Active Partition Master, etc.

    * But, if there is no any free space left on the same physical drive, just buy a larger one to replace the old one.

    No matter what your conditions are, just save all partition data on other places in case of data loss.

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 3:05 AM