Drive not accessible, there is not enough space on disk, how to fix?

Updated by Tim to Data Recovery Tips on April 26th, 2019

When you try to gain access to an NTFS file system volume, you may receive the following error messages at the command prompt or in Explorer:
X:\is not accessible. There is not enough space on the disk.

This problem occurs because the NTFS volume has an invalid or damaged record in either the $UsnJrnl file or the $LogFile file. Both of these files are internal files that are used only by NTFS; Chkdsk does not check the integrity of these two files. Chkdsk ensures only that the Master File Table (MFT) has entries for these files and that the entries are valid entries.

How to fix "Drive not accessible, there is not enough space on disk" issue?

M3 Data Recovery is a professional data recovery software which can easily solve "Drive X:\ is not accessible. There is not enough space on disk." issue in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003.

Tutorial to fix "Drive not accessible" issue and then recover lost data with M3 Data Recovery

M3 Data Recovery provides two recovery modules to solve drive inaccessible issue: Data Recovery module to recover lost data and RAW Drive Recovery module to fix inaccessible drive.

Step 1: Install, launch M3 Data Recovery and then select RAW Drive Recovery module.

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Step 2: Select the inaccessible drive and then click Next to continue. M3 Data Recovery will check the related file system information and rebuild corrupted file system information.

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Step 3: Check the files in inaccessible drive.

Check the files in inaccessbile drive

Step 4: Click "Fix Drive" or switch to Data Recovery mode and then recover lost data from inaccessible drive.

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