PC shows a brand new “local drive” with drive letter E: that shows up on the File Explorer screen. The system is constantly issuing notifications that the drive is running out of space on Local Drive E: and needs to do something about it. A “Low Disk Space” warning icon is almost continuously present in the system area of the toolbar. When opening Drive E: in File Explorer to see what it contains, it shows only “This folder is empty”.
(A) The extra drive is supposed to exist, but you’re not supposed to be able to see it and it isn’t supposed to warn you about low disk space. Since that drive is supposed to be invisible and never touched, it’s okay for it to be “nearly full”.
(A) To Remove Drive Letter in Command Prompt
1. Open an elevated command prompt.
2. Enter diskpart into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
3. Enter list volume into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.
4. Make note of the volume number (ex: 5) for the drive letter (ex: “G”) you want to remove.
5. Enter the command below into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.
Substitute in the command above with the actual volume number (ex: “5”) from step 4 above for the drive letter (ex: “G”) you want to remove.
For example: select volume 5
6. Enter the command below into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.
Substitute in the command above with the actual drive letter (ex: “G”) you want to remove.
For example: remove letter=G
If the new drive letter you assign is not available, you will get an error message indicating so in the command prompt. You will just need to repeat this step to assign an available drive letter.
7. When finished, you can close the elevated command prompt if you like.