Fix 'there is not enough space available on the disk to complete this operation'
|Workable Solutions||Step-by-step Troubleshooting|
|Solution 1. Extend low-memory partition to fix "not enough space"||Step 1: Click "Adjust with 1-Click" on the right panel; Step 2: Click "OK" to automatically extend partition...Full steps|
|Solution 2. Clean up junk files and extremely large files to free up space||Step 1: Download and install EaseUS Partition Master Suite; Step 2: Click PC Cleaner and install EaseUS CleanGinus...Full steps|
|Solution 3. Rescan disks to fix "not enough space on disk" error||Step 1: Press Windows+X and choose Disk Management; Step 2: Head on Actions in the toolbar...Full steps|
Not enough space error message in Windows Disk Management:
Error 1 - "Not enough memory available to complete this operation. Quit one or more applications to increase available memory, and then try again."
Error 2 - "There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation."
As we use the Disk Management to create, extend, or shrink partition, you may encounter such "no enough space" error because the tool has limitations. When your computer says it's running low disk space to execute a certain task with the below error messages, don't be fooled. Why does such an error message pop up on your PC? There are two typical reasons.
One. Due to the limitation of the extended partition and Disk Management tool itself, you cannot create a new partition on free space. Instead, you must delete the free space and turn it into unallocated space.
Two. It's only because you're not utilizing the memory right. Many Windows users prefer to install applications and store data files to the system drive, soon the drive will be filling up. And then, such an error generates.
However, if you try to move unused space from drive D:, E: or F: to drive C: with the Disk Management program, you'll find that extend volume is grayed out if there's no unallocated space right behind your target disk (which has not enough space). So, we've collected the following solutions to help you resolve this error happened on your computer disk.
When the Windows Disk Management program sends "there is not enough space (or free memory)to complete this operation" error, it seems that you'll then have no choice but to close the window.
Instead of deleting existing partitions behind the partition with insufficient space with Disk Management, a third-party Disk Management alternative program to proceed with the operation should be your best choice.
And the most recommended one is EaseUS Partition Master, which provides basic and advanced disk & partition management, among which the "resize/move partition" feature and "cleanup and optimization" feature will help effectively resolve "there is not enough space on the disk" in Windows.
Download, install EaseUS partition manager software on your computer try it to fix this issue with the upcoming four steps:
Follow the guide carefully to fix "not enough space available on the disk to complete this operation" error.
Step 1. Click "Adjust with 1-Click" on the right panel.
When your partition is out of space, EaseUS Partition Master will pop up low disk space warning and offer "Adjust with 1-click" option.
Step 2. Click "OK" to automatically extend partition.
EaseUS Partition Master will extend the partition to solve the low space issue intelligently after clicking "Adjust with 1-click", and you only need to click "OK" to continue.
You can also click "Manual Adjustment" to extend the partition size manually if the Smart Space Adjustment cannot satisfy your needs. Then, click "OK" to continue.
Step 3. Execute operations to extend low disk space partition.
Click the "Execute Operation" button at the top corner and keep all changes by clicking "Apply".
This will completely remove insufficient space error form your Windows PC. You may also face "there is not enough memory to run Word" error when you use office software in your daily life.
If the disk is theoretically filling up and gives such an error message, you don't need to buy a new large HDD or SSD to replace it, either. Try to do some cleaning with "System Cleanup" and "Large File Cleanup" features in EaseUS CleanGenius.
Let's see if the problem can be solved after unloading GBs of junk files and large files you never use.
To clean junk files:
Step 1. Download and install EaseUS Partition Master Suite.
Step 2. Click PC Cleaner and install EaseUS CleanGinus. Then, click "Cleanup" and click "Scan" to start cleaning up the system and make your PC as good as new.
Step 3. The software will scanning all over your computer to find idle data files that take a huge amount of disk space, you can select useless large files, system junk files and Windows invalid entries and click "Clean" to start system cleanup process.
Step 4. When the scan is complete, click "Done" to finish cleaning system junk files.
You should now free up quite a lot of space from the partition and fixed the insufficient disk space error.
In addition to the reasons we mentioned on the beginning, the error message -"there is not enough space on the disk to complete this operation", may caused by the common reasons that the Disk Management can not detect the actions.
Step 1. Press Windows+X and choose Disk Management.
Step 2. Head on Actions in the toolbar and choose Rescan Disks.
Step 3. Wait for the rescan process to complete and you try extend, shrink, etc. the partition again.
Further help to fix "there is not enough space on the disk" error
EaseUS Partition Master is a cost-effective tool for resolving various disk problems. And if you are having similar problems to the 'not enough space' error, those following tutorial links are helpful.
Know more about EaseUS disk & partition management software from the video
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