How to make space in C Drive on SharePoint Server?? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    There is no space in C drive on SharePoint server.

    How to make space in C Drive on SharePoint Server?? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,


    Thursday, April 14, 2016 1:07 AM


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  • Start by deleting logs, everywhere. Keep the most recent, but delete or backup any older logs.

    • SharePoint logs: C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\LOGS
    • Windows Event logs
    • Delete Internet Explorer's browsing history
    • Take a look at C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp
    • Do you have SQL on the SharePoint Server? if so, do backups or otherwise compact the databases.
    • Reduce the size of your Windows swap file.
    • Delete installation files can be downloaded again when needed. (check your downloads folder)

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    Thursday, April 14, 2016 1:30 AM
  • As we Know it is very important Drive, you need at least 10% on that drive. I would highly recommended to get another drive i.e D drive then offload following things from c to d.

    • Change the ULS logs location from Hive folder to D drive. Goto Central Admin > Monitoring > Configure Diagnostic Logging and change the path here.
    • Also Move the C:\windows temp folder to D..use this post for it
    • Change Page file sizing.

    .- In System Properties > In Advanced Tab > Click Settings button under Performance section

    - In Performance Options > click Advanced tab > click Change button

    - Uncheck “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives

    - select C drive, select Custom size, Initial Size: 1000; Max size 2500, click Set

    - Select D drive, select System managed size, click Set

    - click OK

    - Reboot server

    • If you search Index on c drive, move it to D drive
    • Move the IIS logs to D drive.
    • Delete all the temp files.

    But if you cant have another drive options.then

    • reduce the retention for the ULS logs by default 14 days.
    • Zip the IIS logs every day and again reduce the retention
    • Try to uninstall All un-necessary programs
    • dont use the documents or download folders for storage.

    Please remember to mark your question as answered &Vote helpful,if this solves/helps your problem. ****************************************************************************************** Thanks -WS MCITP(SharePoint 2010, 2013) Blog: http://krossfarm.com

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 2:15 AM
  • Hi

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    Thursday, April 14, 2016 2:37 AM
  • Hi OK29,

    You could check if “Diagnostic Logging” is set to “Verbose” in Central Administration. If it is, the log file size will increase rapidly. So you could reset diagnostic logging to the default level.

    And you also could uninstall the soft wares which is not used frequently.

    And you also could move the content in C drive to other drives.

    More references:

    Cleaning up disk space in SharePoint servers.


    Process to free up space on C drive.


    Best regards,

    Sara Fan

    TechNet Community Support
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    • Proposed as answer by Victoria Xia Wednesday, April 20, 2016 1:20 AM
    • Marked as answer by Victoria Xia Friday, April 22, 2016 1:07 AM
    Friday, April 15, 2016 9:12 AM