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Question

Steam claims "disk is full" but i have 80GB free storage

Dec 14, 2017 8:22PM PST

Hey guys.

Im trying to install Just Cause 3 but Steam wont let me install it, claiming that my harddrive is full.
However, my disk still has 80GB of free storage. I have deinstalled all programs that sucked up a lot of space but Steam still says that i have 0 MB available.
I have tried rebooting several times as well as ending the Steam client via Task Manager. I also signed back in and back out again as well as clearing my download cache in Steam.

If anyone knows how to resolve this issue ill be for ever greatful.

thank you in advance.

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Steam
Dec 15, 2017 1:28AM PST

What partition are you installing these games to and how full is that partition?

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Storage settings
Dec 15, 2017 6:15AM PST

I have "disk 0" wich has 4 partitions: 450MB, 99MB, 878MB and (:C) with 464 GB NTFS, all without errors.
on the (CHappy partition there are 80 GB free space. thats also the partition i install games on

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Steam
Dec 15, 2017 6:45AM PST

I'm not a steam user but can you create another folder, call it games #2, and install the game to that folder?

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doesnt work
Dec 15, 2017 6:52AM PST

i have tried that before but steam recognizes that theyre both on the same drive and wont create that folder

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Over on Steam some say over 100GB Free.
Dec 15, 2017 9:03AM PST
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Not a steam user either but...
Dec 16, 2017 3:19AM PST

Can you not setup a Games folder on another drive (partition) with more space? Steam won't see it as the same disk but maybe that isn't allowed?

How fragmented is the C: drive? There is a limit to how many fragments some programs allow (it obviously is spinning rust and not SSD at those sizes). Might be worth a defrag?

Does Steam have a minimum disk space requirement on a per game basis?

But it does sound like a Steam issue to me.