When system C drive becomes full and Windows low disk space warning pops up, the first thing you need to do is freeing up space with Windows utilities, and then change applications' settings, extend the system C: drive.
Today's hard drives feature jaw-dropping amounts of space, but no matter how big your drive, you'll be amazed at how quickly application/Windows update installs, browser caches, and temporary files can eat up your free space and clutter your system.
Windows created the "low disk space" warning to alert computer users when their hard drive is running low on available disk space. Windows 2008 Server low disk space will cause many problem, such as:
So you'd better fix this problem as fast as possible, who wants to see system crash, in that case, you have to start over and keep the server offline for a long time, then how to free up disk space?
Delete Temp files to free up disk space
Click Start > Run, input "%temp%" or open directory step by step "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp"
Delete old Shadow Copies
Open "My Computer", right-click C drive, select Properties, switch to "Shadow Copies" tab, delete old volume copies.
Empty Recycle Bin and decrease the disk usage size
Empty Recycle Bin to delete the unused files, but before this, you'd better check again wether these files can be deleted permanently.
To decrease the Recycle Bin disk usage size:
Right-click Recycle Bin > Properties, you can easily custom size.
Empty or Decrease your Web Browsers disk usage for Cached files
Every web browser has a preferences or options area to adjust the temporary internet files and cache usage.
Remove Old Stuff
Just go into Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features and tidy up. There's likely a pile of old crap in there that's taking up space.
Run the Windows Clean Manager
Windows comes already with a built in cleaner that does simple basic tasks to free up disk space.
To access it click start -> Run -> type cleanmgr -> press OK.
After these steps, you can free up some disk space in Windows 2008 Server, but generally, these tools take a long time to run and cannot free up large amount of free space, they just help you disable Windows 2008 Server low disk space alert temporarily.
To completely solve this problem, you'd better continue the following steps:
If you don't increase the system partition size and free up space regularly, you may see this low disk space warning soon after.
The most effective and fast way to solve this problem permanently is extending the system C drive. That is to say, shrink an existing data drive to get some free space and then add it to the system C drive.
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