You're using a very old RetroPie version, is there are reason for you to do that ?
Regarding your issue - most likely EmulationStation cannot create any new files, since the filesystem is 97% in use. On Linux, by default, a filesystem will have 5% reserved to the root user to prevent users filling it accidentally (or maliciously).
Run EmulationStation manually, then exit (via the menu or F4). Check the log file in ~/.emulationstation/es_log.txt and see if any errors occur when exiting (like files not being able to be created, etc.).