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Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by rhakct, 2018/05/04.

  1. 2018/05/04
    rhakct

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    started getting advisories that Local disc G is running out of space, when you go to settings, storage it shows G being almost full in the "other" category. When I open disc G it shows " no folders" does this make any sense to anybody?
     
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    Are there hidden foldders/files or system folders/files on the partition?
     

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    None that I'm aware of, how can I tell for sure?
     
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    In File Explorer click on the View tab and then check Hidden Items above Show/Hide.
     
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    Still nothing showing, tried to attach a screen shot but couldn't figure out how
     
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    Where do you 'open' disc G?
    In W10 > File Explorer > This PC > Local Disc (G) > Right click > Open?



    Typo error corrected.
     
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    At the bottom of the message pane - between Post Reply and More Options - Upload a file.

    Assuming that disk G exists what does Disk Management show about it? (Windows Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management.

    If it shows as a USB drive this may be a phantom drive - let us know.
     
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    All I have at the bottom of the message pane is Post Reply and More Options - no UPLOAD a file ?
     
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    Ah ... as I recall members require a minimum no. of posts (no. not published) before that option is available - I am not aware what that number is, but I see that you have made only 7 posts on the BBS which is insufficient I guess.

    The workaround until you have sufficient posts is to put your image on a photo hosting site and the URL in a post here.
     
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    Did you click on More Options?
    @PeteC, I can't see any requirement for (x) number of Posts in the User Guide or Rules. It may have been changed when Arie had to change the system?
     
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    AFAIK it is a hidden condition to prevent new members from posting undesirable content when they first join up - it was introduced with the new software.
     
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    Yes, tried more options, I understand the reasoning behind this rule but it doesn't really help me any...:(
     
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    There are numerous apps that can be used to send a screenshot/photo via the web. Pete may be able to advise on this matter.
     
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    Folks, please forgive me for jumping in here, I also am running the Win 10 1803 advanced version.

    I also am getting notified about a phantom drive running out of space but, in my case, it's Drive V:. Because I have a bunch of USB Flash drives attached at all times - for various backup of different types - so I guess it went farther than his Drive G:.

    I suspect it's a fluke or, heaven forfend, a virus of some sort. My bad if IU haven't read far enough to find out which it is...

    After I post this I will read further. I'm just a bit jumpy and wanted to let you know there is more than one person out here with this symptom.

    Thanks for your understanding,
    -a.
     
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    I have attached five files, views of this Phantom Drive V:. I will upload two more with the next message.
    -a.
     

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    These are the remaining two files from Phantom Drive V:

    I hope they help to solve this problem, because I get an error message in lower right corner of screen #1 every few minutes, and it is annoying at best, and scary at worst.

    Thanks folks, for all your help!

    -a.
     

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    I am not at all sure that 'V' is a phantom drive - I believe it to be an EFI partition which would not normally have a drive letter. As such I would not recommend removing the drive letter not knowing what the consequences might be. However there is a solution from MS to remove the message re. low drive space ......

    How to disable the low disk space warning messages
     
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    @Pete, does your Post refer to the Thread Starter or AlexH's Post? or both ?
     

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