Disable The Low Disk Space Warning (XP)

Every few weeks a message appears on the bottom corner of my desktop informing me that I’m running low on disk space. This may be a useful reminder for some users that it’s time to do a bit of maintenance and clean up your drive to free up space. For me it’s just an annoyance. If you feel the same as I do, you do have the option of disabling the warning message so it no longer appears.

In order to accomplish this you have to edit the registry. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, make sure you perform a registry backup before you make any changes. Once you are ready you can use the steps below to rid yourself of the low disk space warning.

  1. Click Start and click Run.

  2. Type in regedit and click OK.
  3. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer.
  4. From the File menu, point to New, and click DWORD Value.
  5. Type in NoLowDiskSpaceChecks and press Enter.
  6. Double click the new value.
  7. Enter 1 and click OK.

When you disk is running low on space, the warning message will no longer appear.