Low Disk Space on Recovery D Drive in Dell PC: Fix it with 3 Ways

In Dell computer, is Low Disk Space on Recovery D drive? If so, you can free up full D drive or extend the drive to solve the problem.


By Bryce / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Low disk space warning on Dell Recovery D drive 

“I have a Dell Inspiron computer and it is running Windows 10. Recently, when I’m using Dell computer, Low Disk Space warning for Recovery D drive keeps showing up, which is rather annoying. How can I resolve such an issue? Is there any idea?”

Why Dell Recovery D becomes full?

Dell Recovery D drive, created by the computer manufacturer, holds compressed image file of the original systems. If the system crashes, it can help you to restore OS to factory settings. Unlike Windows recovery partition, usually, factory recovery drive will not fill it by itself. That is to say, Recovery D drive running out of space issue might occur as some files are written to this drive.

Three easy and valid solutions for Low disk space on Dell D drive 

Here introduce three various ways to fix “Low Disk Space alert” on Recovery D drive in Dell computer.

Solution 1. Disable Low Disk Space Warning

If you don’t care about what occupies the Dell Recovery D drive space but just don’t want to see the warning anymore, try to disable such notification. Here are detailed steps:

1. Press Windows+ R simultaneously, input regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

2. Go to the following path:


3. Right-click Explorer and create a new DWORD; name it as "NoLowDiskSpaceChecks” and set value to 1.

Solution 2. Delete unnecessary files on it

If you don’t want to disable Low Disk Space warning, you can figure out what takes up the disk space of Dell Recovery Drive and delete unnecessary files to free up space. To show hidden folders in D drive, do as the following steps:

1. Double click This PC in Windows 10 (Computer in Windows 7), click “Organize” and choose “Files and search options”.

2. In the pop-up page, click View button.

3. Check the “Show hidden files, folder and drives” option, and uncheck the “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)” option. Then, click “OK”.

Then, you can open Dell Recovery partition D and look out the files & programs that you don’t need and delete them.
PS.: If you have set the Dell Recovery partition as destination path for backup, disable this path in Windows Backup and Restore at first.

Solution 3. Extend Dell Recovery D drive

If you have no idea about which files should be deleted, you can fix Low Disk Space Warning on Dell Recovery D drive by increasing the partition size of it. To extend Dell Recovery partition easily, you can employ AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. It can add non-contiguous unallocated space into Partition D and directly allocate free space to D drive from another partition. Now, let’s see how to use it to allocate free space from one partition to another.

You can also choose to download its demo version and have a try.

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Step 1. Install and launch it. Right-click the space that has enough free space and choose Allocate Free Space.

Allocate Free Space

Step 2. Input the amount of capacity that you want to allocated to D drive and choose D drive as the target drive. Then, click OK.


Step 3. Now, you can preview the operation result. Click Apply to commit it.


✍ Tips:
This partition manager owns other helpful functions, like retrieving lost partition, moving OS to another dis without reinstalling, and so on.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is suitable for Windows 10/8.1/8/7, XP, and Vista; if you are using Windows Server, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.


To fix Low Disk Space alert on Dell computer Recovery  D drive, you can pick up one among the aforementioned methods to fix it. If your C drive is full, you can also choose to remove unnecessary files on it or extend C drive,

Bryce · Staff Editor
Bryce is an editor of AOMEI Technology, he covers backup & restore, hard disk & partitions management, cloud files transfer, website & database backup and so on for AOMEI. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He would like to spend all time on reaserching computer problems. He is a very cute boy.