[Fix] Not Enough Space Available On Disk To Complete This Operation

You are seeing the error There is not enough space available on the disk to complete this operation? On this post, I will show you how to fix.

This error ” There is not enough space on the disk to complete this operation ” is usually displayed when you try to open a file and some reasons may be that the file or files are damaged or that the device drivers are not updated or have some internal conflict.

Today we will give some advice to correct this error and in this way to be able to continue making proper use of the files that are necessary.

Restart your Computer: Before executing any action on the system, the first step we must take to restart the computer.

Method #1: Free Space with Windows Tool

This is simple, but first, it would be necessary to try to free space. To do this follow these steps:

  1. Press the key combination: Win + E
  2. Find your primary drive and right-click on it, then in the menu select the option Properties
  3. Click on the Disk Cleanup button and follow the instructions so that your PC free space on your computer.

Method #2: Run Clean Boot in Windows 10

A problem associated with this error is that, during the operating system startup, many programs and applications are started affecting not only the speed of Windows startup but is an element that generates this error when using unnecessary space on the hard drive.

To execute a clean boot, we will use the following key combination Win + R and run the msconfig command.

Press Enter or OK. Go to the “Services” tab where we will see the following:

Activate the box “Hide all Microsoft services.”

Then, click on the “Disable all” button and finally on Apply and OK to save the changes, eventually restart the computer and in this way, Windows only loads default services.

Method #3: Run Windows 10 in Safe Mode

Sometimes it is necessary to run the operating system in security mode, with or without network functions, to have the possibility to perform a complete task without drivers or processes that affect the analysis.

To perform the process safely in Windows 10, navigate to: “Start > Settings > Update & Security,” and there we go to the section “Recovery.”

Click on the “Restart now” button located in the section “Advanced Start,” and the team will proceed to its restart where we will see the following:

Click on “Troubleshoot.”


Select “Advanced options,” and we will have the following options:

Select the option “Startup Settings,” and later we will see the following:

There we have the different options to use for Windows startup, click on “Restart” and the following options will be displayed. We can use the numbers 4, 5 or 6 to execute the safe mode of Windows.

Once we access in safe mode, we will use the following key combination WIN + R and execute the regedit command to access the Windows Registry Editor.

In the expanded window, look for the following routes, and delete the Addins keys:


TO do this, right-click on each one of the keys and select the “Delete” option.

Exit Registry Editor and restart the computer to apply the changes.

Method #4: Replace normal.dot Template in Windows 10

The Microsoft Word Normal.dot template always opens when you start Word, and it includes styles and customizations that are used to set the look of a primary document by default.

Find this template in the following route.


There you must rename this folder and assign a name like old.dot.

Restart the system, and when you open Word again, a new “normal.dot” template will be created, avoiding the deployment of the storage error.

Method #5: Compress Apps or Files in Windows 10

No doubt that modern compression tools give us the opportunity to free several gigs of hard disk space by optimizing its storage capacity.

If we have large files, we can use tools such as WinRAR or 7-Zip for compression.

In the following link we explain in detail how to use a free tool to compress Windows programs and applications and thus help to manage the hard disk space intelligently:

Compress installed programs and free up space Windows 10

Method #6: Delete Temp Files in Windows 10

Temporary files are a file created by a program or application when you cannot allocate enough memory to carry out a particular task.

To delete these temporary files, we will use the following key combination WIN + R and execute the following:


Click OK.

There we select all the elements and delete them.

Method #8: Disable Word Add-ins in Windows 10

In some cases, Word add-ons may interfere with its proper functioning.

To correct this, we will run Word in safe mode using the following keys WIN + R and execute the next line:

winword /safe

Press OK and Word will starts in safe mode, there, go to the “File” menu and select “Options”:

Go to the “Add-ons” section:

There we click on the “Go” button with the option “COM Add-ins,” and in the new window, we must validate if there are enabled add-ons, if so, clear the check box to disable them.

Thus, we have varied options to give an integral solution to this error.

Also Read: How To Limit Disk Space For Each User in Windows 10

Leave a Comment