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Low Disk Space on C: drive Windows Server 2008

Posted by viralr on May 6, 2011

Low Disk Space on C: drive Windows Server 2008 & Windows Server 2008 R2 , what could be causing this?

1) Well for Low Disk space issue, I would first advice you to download free software like “Tree Size” to Get a quick overview of disk usage
Ref :

 2) Also check the Shadow Copies? , Right Click on Drive C: and click “Shadow Copies “.

 Make sure Shadow Copies is not utilizing high amount of disk space

 After running Tree Size software you will see the screen like below


 Expand each folder and Check which folder is utilizing more Disk space and take action accordingly.

3) Run Disk Cleanup to remove any temp files

 In case Disk Cleanup  (cleanmgr.exe) is not present in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 then follow this article

 4) Check and delete the User Temp Folders located under following locations

%userprofile%\local settings\temporary internet files\content.ie5\

%userprofile%\local settings\temp

Hope this article gives you some basic idea to create some free disk space on C: drive (Root Drive).


One Response to “Low Disk Space on C: drive Windows Server 2008”

  1. Binu Manickkam said

    Hi, Thanks mate. Tree Size tool help to find out the real issue files.


    Binu Manickkam.

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