How to Solve Low Storage Problem on Windows 10

Windows 10 update edition had few issues upon its release. A lot of users complained that they could not download the latest Windows update due to low storage space. It can lead to interrupted Windows 10 installation.

The error messages that were seen during the process – 0x80070070 – 0x50011, 0x80070070 – 0x60000 or 0x80070070 – 0x50012 indicate that there was an issue with low storage space. Windows updates do not check systems for adequate storage space requirements before it begins initialization.

To overcome this issue, let us explore some options in front of us.

  1. Delete Temporary (Temp) files

Temporary files help your apps and other programs to run faster, but they are no longer needed.

  • Click on Start. Now go to Settings -> System -> Storage.
  • Under Storage option, click This PC -> Temporary files.
  1. Delete Downloaded files

If there are files in your Downloads folder you no longer need, you can get rid of them.

  • Click on Start. Now go to Settings -> System -> Storage.
  • Under Storage option, click This PC -> Temporary files.
  • Under Downloads, click View Downloads.
  1. Empty Recycle Bin

To permanently delete files from your Recycle Bin,

  • Click on Start. Now go to Settings -> System -> Storage.
  • Under Storage option, click This PC -> Temporary files.
  • Under Recycle Bin, click on Empty recycle bin -> Yes, I’m sure.
  1. Disk Cleanup
  • Press Windows button + R to open Run
  • Now type cleanmgr in the search box and hit Enter.(ensure that C drive is selected before hitting Enter)
  • Now click on Clean up system file and click OK.
  • Select all the files that you want to delete including Temporary Internet files, System error memory dump files, Previous Windows installation, Temporary Windows installation files. Do not select Windows Setup temporary files. These are required to install Windows 10 Anniversary update.
  • Click OK and then click on Delete files to clear storage space.
  1. Move files to another drive

If you have photos. Files, documents, videos or other files that are stored on a drive, but not used regularly, you can move them to a USB drive.

You can use them when you want, but they won’t be using space on your system.

To move files to the USB drive, follow these steps:

  • Connect the USB drive to your system.
  • On the taskbar, open File Explorer.
  • Select all the files you want to move and then click Home
  • Click Move to -> Choose the location.
  • Now select the USB drive and then click Move.
  1. Uninstall programs

You can uninstall all the programs that you are no longer using to free up space for Windows 10 Anniversary update.

  • Click on Start
  • Type Control Panel in the search bar.
  • In Control Panel window, click on Programs and Features.
  • Now select programs or applications you won’t need and click Uninstall.
  1. Update drivers

Driver issues on your system can cause computer conflicts, Wi-fi problems, black or blue screen errors. A reliable software Driver Talent can be used to resolve any driver malfunctions.

  • Download and install the latest version of Driver Talent software.
  • Click on Scan.
  • The software compiles a list of all outdated, missing and faulty drivers.

Click Repair to fix all faulty drivers. Click Update to get latest updated drivers.

Data Recovery using Remo Recover software

If you inadvertently deleted some files during system cleanup, you can always recover them using Remo Recover software.

If you accidentally pressed shift delete on few files or folders, Remo Recover can still recover them as long as these files aren’t overwritten.

I could recover my files quite easily using Remo Recover software.

The software is capable of recovering more than 300 different file types on all versions of Windows and Mac Operating systems.

Remo Recover can also restore files from lose, deleted, formatted or re-formatted partitions and drives as well.

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