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Author Topic: 320 Gb SATA drive in external USB enclosure shows red in 'Computer'?  (Read 2591 times)

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Is this because it has only 27.3 of 298Gb free space?
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Re: 320 Gb SATA drive in external USB enclosure shows red in 'Computer'?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 02:04:19 AM »
Yes, the bar turns red when free space is less than 10% (29.8 GB in this case)

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    Re: 320 Gb SATA drive in external USB enclosure shows red in 'Computer'?
    « Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 07:34:32 AM »
    Howto remove the color bar

    • Run REGEDIT as administrator
    • Open HKLM\Software\Classes\Drive
    • Locate the key TileInfo. Remove the phrase "System.PercentFull;"
    • Restart Windows
    • Re-open Computer to see the absence of the red bar

    Note: You will still receive a warning when free space falls below 10%

    Warning: Improper editing the registry can cause your computer not to start

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    Re: 320 Gb SATA drive in external USB enclosure shows red in 'Computer'?
    « Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 07:45:18 AM »
    Which is why we rarely suggest editing the registry...

    Windows normally likes approx 15% free space for overhead so it's time to start some housekeeping on that HDD.
       
     
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    Re: 320 Gb SATA drive in external USB enclosure shows red in 'Computer'?
    « Reply #4 on: November 27, 2011, 07:58:34 AM »
    I didn't see the OP asking how to remove the warning colour ("color") change; only what it meant. Kimsland, improper registry editing can cause all kinds of troubles, not just failure to start.

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      Re: 320 Gb SATA drive in external USB enclosure shows red in 'Computer'?
      « Reply #5 on: November 27, 2011, 08:11:48 AM »
      I didn't see the OP asking how to remove the warning colour ("color") change; only what it meant. Kimsland, improper registry editing can cause all kinds of troubles, not just failure to start.
      It helps on Google searches to provide a bit more info at times ;)
      I'll stick to the specific questions from now on though :(

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      Re: 320 Gb SATA drive in external USB enclosure shows red in 'Computer'?
      « Reply #6 on: November 27, 2011, 08:13:13 AM »
      I'll stick to the specific questions from now on though :(

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      Re: 320 Gb SATA drive in external USB enclosure shows red in 'Computer'?
      « Reply #7 on: November 27, 2011, 06:11:03 PM »
      Thanks for the replies. I wanted to make sure the red color was due to lack of free space and not an error of some sort. I've since deleted some files and it's back in the blue (no registry editing required).  ;)