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The low disk space pop-up has been happening for the last 2 weeks, and it's been super annoying. I click on it, and it goes away until the next restart. How do I stop it from coming back up again? I mean I know that my Music folder only has 15.7MB left but there is NOTHING I can erase on that drive.

Fixed 31/8/12, I went to the taskbar options, and changed it back to stock, and told it to hide the icon and to stop the notifications. Hmm. Didn't think it would be so simple, lmao. I have to get used to the old standard layout, but it's the price to pay to make this shut up.

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asked Aug 30 '12 at 15:04

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DJ Scooby Doo

edited Sep 07 '12 at 16:11

Boondocks Nice

(Sep 01 '12 at 14:12) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

You pretty much can't. Try making backups on MediaFire. OFF-TOPIC: OmegleSpyX? Seriously? lol

answered Aug 30 '12 at 15:10

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edited Aug 31 '12 at 17:58

There's nothing wrong with OmegleSpyX. Isn't there some sort of setting to disable that?

(Aug 30 '12 at 15:15) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I don't think so. Try Google? http://goo.gl/2jXhD

(Aug 30 '12 at 15:18) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

None of them work. I tried the first 4 options (excluding the one that said Vista).

(Aug 30 '12 at 15:24) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Backup your registry, then try the Vista option.

You'd be shocked at how much still works across recent Windows Versions.

(Aug 30 '12 at 15:56) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image

I'll do that.

(Aug 30 '12 at 17:19) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I got it! don't fill up your hard drive so full! I'm glad I'm getting a computer engineering degree now.

but really, to clean up your HD perhaps do a clean disk under start > accessories > system tools.

or there is this link here: http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article03-102

answered Aug 30 '12 at 15:56

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If only I could. That music folder is filled with popular music that backs up onto my SD Card. It asks me to do a clean up, but there is nothing to clean. I'll check up on that link. Congrats on your degree.

(Aug 30 '12 at 17:18) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

dont for get be careful what you save its not mant more MB saved after you get that notoice and your computer will stop booting you have to have 15% to 20% free space for windows to run ..

answered Aug 30 '12 at 18:39

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The music isn't on the boot drive, I keep plenty of space on the boot drive, just in case.

(Aug 30 '12 at 18:55) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

You could compress the drive.

answered Aug 30 '12 at 21:53

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Nah, I'd think it would mess up my drive I bet, because 1 partition is compressed and everything else isn't.

(Aug 31 '12 at 04:30) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Repartition the drive, shrink Local Disk C, and and expand Music E, it just takes a while to do it

answered Aug 30 '12 at 22:03

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It can't be done, I did try to do that, but it's blocked for some reason.

(Aug 30 '12 at 22:08) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Oh wow, on my laptop which has been screwed up since last year I finally reinstalled windows and I've had to play with partitioning so I didn't lose the original installation until I too my files off, wow that sucks though, that its blocked

(Aug 31 '12 at 00:22) pjob797 pjob797's gravatar image

http://i.imgur.com/Vkl1O.jpg, proof that it actually is blocked, I mean even if I did partition off maybe 1GB, I couldn't add it to Music I or Music II.

(Aug 31 '12 at 04:32) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

First you have to shrink your larger volume, by say 1gb, then you extend your music 1 volume by that 1 gb of now unallocated space

(Aug 31 '12 at 15:35) pjob797 pjob797's gravatar image

http://i.imgur.com/c7viq.png, I did try that on the above comment, and it didn't work. Tried it again, still.

(Aug 31 '12 at 15:42) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

The order its in is the order its got to stay, you've got to expand music 2, then shrink it, and then expand music 1, I don't understand why windows makes it so difficult to partition

(Aug 31 '12 at 20:18) pjob797 pjob797's gravatar image
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open notepad, then paste this in it

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] "NoLowDiskSpaceChecks"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gathering Manager] "BackOffLowDiskThresholdMB"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather] "LowDiskMinimumMBytes"=dword:00000000

after that, save it as, then select all files, then give it any name with a .reg at then end, then run the file.

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answered Aug 31 '12 at 12:32

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Nope, I thought it worked when I restarted but it surely came up 15 minutes later.

(Aug 31 '12 at 14:28) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

hmm, if that doesn't work then you can try this one http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/disable-low-disk-space-notification-alert-in-windows-7-vista/

the above method should have changed the warning to only come up when you have 0MB of free space

(Aug 31 '12 at 14:40) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

http://i.imgur.com/wHCcI.png, I couldn't even get to the last place, it's not even on here.

(Aug 31 '12 at 14:56) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

E: is the drive in question. The boot drive is C: got plenty of space there, and E: is the overflow of the Music I partition.

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answered Aug 30 '12 at 18:56

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DJ Scooby Doo

edited Aug 30 '12 at 20:06

I take it the Vista tweaks didn't work.

I'd just say to put up with it until you can either re-partition or you get a newer drive.

After all, 15.7 MB is what? Maybe an album's worth of music? Annoying as it is, Windows kinda has a point :p

(Aug 30 '12 at 19:52) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image

Nope, they didn't disable it. Well I can, but I hate that it keeps popping up, even if I'm watching a movie on full-screen, the pop-up halts it. Nah, an album is usually 100MB+ at 320kbps. Yeah, Windows has a point, but if it knows that I already acknowledged that I have so little space on that drive, they should have an option that says don't pop up again.

(Aug 30 '12 at 20:05) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Well I usually listen to FLAC so I'm not really aware of a lot of the formats/how they compress down the file, I'm kinda stuck in my ways I guess.

And Yeah you make a good point, you've acknowledged it so it should at least offer you the choice.

(Aug 30 '12 at 21:28) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image

http://i.imgur.com/nVTgS.jpg, I just downloaded FaithSFX's mixtape, and it was as I expected around 100MB+ of MP3's, lmao. Are FLAC's higher in size because they're not compressed?

(Aug 31 '12 at 04:29) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Yeah they can get pretty big, but as long as you have good speakers you can definitely tell the difference (or at least I think so)

(Aug 31 '12 at 14:55) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image

That trick above doesn't work on Windows 8 Enterprise, that pop-up keeps interupting me while I'm watching anything, even full-screen video.alt text

answered Sep 07 '12 at 16:12

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