C: Drive Reports Low on Disk Space

Matt Clark, Bristol Computer Support, 07966 497090…

A Dell laptop has a C: drive and a D: drive.  The C: drive is about 30Gb, and the D: drive about 130Gb.  This is quote common with certain manufacturers, but causes huge issues down the line…hence the customer’s laptop is running slow, reporting low on disk space, and generally causing issues with performance.

The simple solution we did was transfer the email “pst” files from the C: drive to the D:  drive.  Over time the main “.pst” and the archive “.pst” had grown to about 10Gb of data.  Moving them, reconfiguring outlook, took about an hour but should help the laptop work on. 

The best solution would be to join the partitions, but that will be the next solution….more involved and more risky.

About mclark

20 years, Computer Engineer. Bsc Hons Computer Science, Durham Uni.
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