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Do you want QuickBooks to work faster? Free some hard drive space.


Getting not enough disk space on a hard drive error message? Learn the quick fix to resolve the error/

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You will receive the following message on your desktop when you are confronted with this issue:

  • Insufficient storage space on the C: Drive.
  • QuickBooks is running slow. Free some storage space.
  • Not enough free space

If you face any of the above error messages, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Check the hard drive

Check the current free space in your hard drive. Since QuickBooks require at least 1 GB space to install and run, make sure to have at least 2.5 GB to enjoy a seamless experience.

  1. Tap on the Windows Start menu.
  2. Enter “File Explorer” in your search and start File Explorer.
  3. Choose My Computer/My PC from the top bar. 
  4. Double-click the icon of the hard drive( Usually the C: drive)
  5. Click on Properties. Identify how much free space you’ve right now.

Check the current free space in your hard drive

Step 2: Free space on your hard drive

Note: It’s always advised to at least free upto 2.5 GB for QuickBooks to run optimally. If you’re having multiple files on your download tab, make sure to perform a quick clean up:

To remove temporary files

  1. Go to the search box in your taskbar, enter disk cleanup, and click on the Disk Cleanup from the search result.
  2. Choose the drive you require to clean up, and then hit on OK.
  3. Inside the Files to delete, choose the file types you need to remove. Select and remove it.

In case you require to free some more space:

  • Under the Disk Cleanup, click on the Clean up system files.
  • Choose the file types to remove them and select it.
  • Tap on OK.


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