Low Disk Space notification on Drive D: How do I stop it?

Every 3 minutes I receive a low disk space warning on drive D.  When I look at drive D there are no folders, no files, and no indication why I would receive this warning.  How do I stop this warning from happening?
Hi, TomG2474

To disable these warning messages that follow the following steps:

1. Open the Registry Editor by clicking Start -> Run and run REGEDIT.

2. Go to the following location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer
 
3. Right-click on the blank area in the right pane of the Registry Editor and create a new DWORD value, select New -> DWORD value.

4. Name this new DWORD value NoLowDiskSpaceChecks

5. Double-click on the new DWORD value and assign the value 1.

6. Close the Registry Editor and restart the computer.

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Microsoft is aware that previously-hidden partitions are improperly being assigned drive letters after installing the April 2018 Update. As a result, they now appear in Disk Management and File Explorer. These partitions are typically recovery partitions used by the Windows Recovery Environment or by the Original Equipment Manufacturer. It is not recommended that you attempt to delete or reformat these partitions as this may have adverse effects on your ability to recover Windows. Microsoft is currently working to address the issue in a future Windows Update, and we’ll update this thread when a solution becomes available.

(Update 5/14/18: The solution that will soon be released via Windows Update will only prevent this issue from occurring for devices that install the April 2018 Update after the solution is released. If you've already installed the April 2018 Update and are experiencing this issue, you'll need to follow the steps below if you want to hide these partitions.)

Although you can safely ignore these partitions, if you prefer do away with the low disk space warnings and hide the partitions so they no longer appear in File Explorer, you can do so by manually removing the partition’s assigned drive letter. To do this:

1. Select the Start button, type cmd and then right-click Command Prompt in the search results and select Run as administrator.

2. In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type diskpart and press Enter.

3. Type list volume and press Enter.

4. Make note of the volume number for the drive letter you want to remove. For example, if the drive letter you want to remove is Drive “D”, note the volume number for Drive D
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5. Type the following command, and press Enter.

select volume <volume number>

When typing this command, in place of <volume number>, substitute the volume number you made note of in Step 4. In the example above, if the volume number for drive D is 5, you would type: select volume 5

6. Type the following command and press Enter.

remove letter=<drive letter>

When typing this command, in place of <drive letter>, substitute the drive letter you want to remove. In this example, you would type: remove letter=D

7. Close the Command Prompt window.
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This is one of the known issues with the update as Recovery partition should be hidden and is accidentally assigned a drive letter.
Right-click Start>Command Prompt(admin)or Powershell(admin)
Type in the following commands one by one:
diskpart
list volume
select volume 3
Replace 3 with the number of the volume which is assigned a drive letter. (In hundreds of MBs)
remove letter="D"
Also, see:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/for...

Don't worry, removing a drive letter would not cause any harm to your device.
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Hello,

This is a known issue with V1803 Update, if you recently upgraded to it. Here's how to fix:

https://www.kapilarya.com/fix-windows-10-april-...

Let us know if this helps!

Note: This is a non-Microsoft website. The page appears to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the site that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Products). Thoroughly research any product advertised on the site before you decide to download and install it.
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Hi Tom, this is a known issue in the 1803 Update,

Click your Start Button, type cmd, then right click Command Prompt and choose 'Run as Administrator'

Run this command and hit Enter

diskpart

In the second Command window, run this command and hit Enter

select volume D

In the second Command window, run this command and hit Enter

remove letter=D

Close Command Prompt

That's It!
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