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One of my drives is filling up quite nicely.

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Is there any way to change the color to say orange or something? Hardly alarming red needed with 177 GB to go...
 
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One of my drives is filling up quite nicely.

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Is there any way to change the color to say orange or something? Hardly alarming red needed with 177 GB to go...



It's supposed to be alarming. :-)

Time to sort through your "Media" and throw out the stuff you no longer need... or get a bigger storage drive.
Or move some of the stuff on the Media drive to another drive.

As you can see... I was nearing the same nasty RED warning, on my H: and I: partitions.
So I got a bigger drive....

J:, K:, L:, and M: have the exact same data as... F:, G:, H: and I: partitions.

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I believe it changes to red when available disk space is less than 10% of total disk space.
 

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Getting a bigger drive just to get rid of the alarming red? Then I would also have to get a bigger external drive, it has a backup of the Media drive. Both still have some unallocated space left. But the external one also has another partition on it. And I like to keep the drive and its backup equal in size. :unsure:
 

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Getting a bigger drive just to get rid of the alarming red?
Not sure what answer you're looking for? The drive is obviously near full, thus the attention gabbing red color.
 

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The answer I'm looking for is a way to control when a different color shows and the color itself.

I did find a way to remove the colored bar entirely:

Looks like this (no explorer restart needed):
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Note: not the same device as previously shown.

@Brink, perhaps you can make a new tutorial out of this? ;-)
 

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Hello @Ten Forward, :alien:

Here you go:

 

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Yes, there is an app for that.

Anyway, I guess changing the color will somehow magically remove the "running out of space" warning? :oops:
 

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I haven't seen a warning yet. Just a red color. I appreciate Windows being attentive, but I know when to get more storage space. And this just isn't one of those times... yet. ;-)

Thanks @Brink, you rock!
 

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