The amount of computer storage space on devices, such as hard drive, floppy or USB flash drive.

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Lenovo Disk Partitions

My disk is partitioned as so: (Full sized image) ...And I'm a little confused, and have some questions: Would the recovery/EFI/OEM partitions not exist unless they are being used? If not, safe to ...
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Claim Free Space / Unallocated space back Mac OSX

I've got a 1TB internal HD that has 213GB of free space that I can't access. 1TB -> -- Macintosh HD 618GB -- Recovery HD 650MB -- BOOTCAMP 104GB -- Unallocated Space 213GB How can I add that ...
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How much hard drive space would I need for a Linux installation? [closed]

New to Linux. Interested in learning more about it. I currently have an SSD with Windows and a 1 TB RAID 1 setup. I'd like to add another SSD with Linux so I can dual boot but I'm not sure how large ...
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Defragmenting using Defraggler made the fragmentation worse and increases “used space”

I decided to do a full defragmentation of my C: drive for the first time this day. The defragmenter I use is Defraggler by Piriform. When I analyzed the drive, it detected 13% fragmentation. After ...
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System files taking up more space than my own files, leaving me with almost no free space?

Computer: HP Stream 11 CPU: Intel Celeron 2.16 GHz Processor RAM: 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM Storage: 32 GB SSD OS: Windows 8.1 with Bing I bought an HP Stream 11 back in January, and although it's a cheap ...
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Hard drive free space on Windows [duplicate]

Can somebody explain why the numbers don't match up? Why is the reported size of the selected items less than subtracting the volume's free space from its total size?
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Is a gigabyte 1,000 or 1,024 megabytes? [duplicate]

I've recently noticed some places are saying that a gigabyte is equal to 1,000 megabytes, but I've always known it to equal 1,024 megabytes. Which value is correct?
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Are filtered events in Process Monitor stored in memory or on disk?

When filtering events in Process Monitor, does it store the filtered events in memory or on disk, or does it just give you a filtered count? The reason I'm asking is, we're trying to figure out what ...
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BTRFS size on disk 200x larger than actual size

Why is BTRFS so grossly misquoting the size of small files on my filesystem? [pi@rpi scipy]% cat __init__.py | wc -c # literal byte count 4729 [pi@rpi scipy]% du --apparent-size -h ...
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running low on disk space

I am using Windows 7 installed on a 120 Gb SSD. Today I have noticed, that there is only 2GB of free space left on it, so I started to clean things up. I realized that only my user profile takes ...
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Disk drive space inconsistencies when at capacity

I noticed that one of my drives was full after moving some files onto it: I thought it unlikely that copying files of random sizes would result in exactly filling the available space, so I became ...
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Undo Creating Symbolic Links by copying back the original, rename the file and deleting the link

I used a windows 7 utility to delete exact byte per byte duplicate files and replace them with a symbolic link before I knew that the symbolic link type is not allowed in our corporate domain. I need ...
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How to manage space effectively on a small SSD

How do you manage disk space on a small SSD? I bought a new PC that came with a 128GB SSD (local disk) and 1TB internal drive. The OS takes up most of the space on the SSD. From the moment I turned ...
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Windows won't install

I want to install Windows XP, but this shows up and I can not go further. I have one hard disk. It is split up in two partition. One is primary and is full of documents. The other is logical. I ...
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What is taking so much space on my hard drive? [duplicate]

So, today I have realized that free space on my desktop was suspiciously low (I had only about 60 GB free space). I have a 500 GB SSD and a 500 GB regular hard drive for back up. I don't have a ton of ...
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How to prevent Windows 7 from creating system restore files and shadow copies?

I have noticed that my Windows 7 partition loses free space about half a gigabyte every day until there is no space left anymore. I can work around this by going to Disk Cleanup -> More Options -> ...
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NGEN is eating up all my disk space

For a couple months now I've woken up every couple days to find my C:\ drive out of space. After some digging I found my C:\Windows\Temp folder was full of 3MB log files -- ~40GB worth, numbering in ...
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File system activity history tool?

My home PC (Win 7) fills up drive C, either by itself or as a result of something I do or use. I don't download, I keep track of my clouds sync, but GBs of free space mysteriously disappear (about 20 ...
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“Size on disk” column missing in Windows Explorer?

I decided to use the "compress this drive to save space" option on my backup drive, which simply houses a Windows Server Backup. I learned that when viewing file properies for files on a drive using ...
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Why does emptying disk space speed up computers?

I have been looking at a bunch of videos and now understand a bit better how computers work. I better understand what RAM is, volatile and non-volatile memory, and the process of swapping. I also ...
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Modify a large file, then be able to rollback changes doing it (almost) inplace

I'm recovering data from a damaged 500GB disk drive. I'm copying data (ext4 partition) to a 500GB image file. The process is taking about 3 months of copying in total (yes, months). So I'm using dd ...
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Determine what has taken up disk space on a retina MacBook in the last 24-48 hours?

MacBook is out of space again: 20GB free yesterday, now 0. Is there a way to locate what has taken up the disk space in the last 24-48 hours?
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VMware player disk clean up

I am currently running the free version of VMware player which corresponds to workstation 10. I am trying to figure out how to run the disk clean up utility to free up space on the virtual drive. I am ...
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Is this an accurate strategy for deleting files from C:\Windows\temp safely?

I read today that if you want to delete files not deleted by disk cleanup on Windows 7 in C:\Windows\temp that you should first restart your computer, and then after logging back in delete only files ...
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Can i remove previous version of Google Chromes on Mac OSX?

The picture was generated from space analysis app named "GrandPerspective". I tried to free more space for my Macbook Air but what i've found in /Applications/Google Chrome/Contents/ folder, As ...
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Checking server space in CentOS 6.5; is it added to a folder or the whole system?

I have a CentOS 6.5 server. This server had an hard disk with “X” GB of space. Then the sysadmin added more space via vSphere. Is this additional space is available in any folder or only in a specific ...
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Why is the free disk space on an external drive varying wildly while copying files on it?

I'm using Windows 8.1 Explorer to copy image files from my Android mounted as media device, onto an SSD connected via a USB 2.0 drive enclosure (NTFS). While the copying goes on, the free disk space ...
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Potentially missing 10GB space on C drive.

I'm using windows 8.1 on my laptop and I's using a 512GB SSD drive as the system drive (C drive). I have recently found out that my C drive is potentially missing almost 10GB space. Please see the ...
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Defrag SSD when partioning the drive

I've been wondering if it changed anything to defrag an SSD drive in order to move all the used clusters "in front" and keep the ones "in the back" open for, for example, partioning the hard drive ...
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Why has my drive space increased by 10GB? [closed]

My hard drive space has mysteriously increased by 10GB. I haven't uninstalled anything. I know of the pagefile but could it account for 10GB? Prior to this, my laptop was off and I had removed the ...
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Is windows 8.1 enterprise supposed to take up 27GB on a fresh install?

Windows 8.1 Enterprise + Visual Studio 2013 pro update 4 is taking 35.7 GB. (mind you I have not installed anything other than Google Chrome) All I want this partition on my mac pros SSD is for ...
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2 additional partitions next to windows 8

so im trying to move my windows to different disk without harming them, and suddenly I found those two partitions in my disk: Can I just delete them or are they something important? from what I ...
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How do I get my winsxs folder to be smaller on windows 7, above and beyond all of the standard disk clean up? [duplicate]

I'm running my computer on a small 100GB SSD. I noticed that there was 22GB left on it, and I started to investigate. The biggest culprit on my machine was a 32GB WinSxS folder. I was flabbergasted. ...
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Wrong disk space displayed

My main SSD shows me that I have 2.51Gb space left. But when I add up everything in C:/ by selecting all (including hidden folders and Windows folder) and looking at properties, it only takes ...
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Smart disk error?

I performed disk tests with DLGDIAG and HDAT2 and none found bad sectors, but there is a !Smart error flag in HDAT2, What does this mean? Here's a screenshot.
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Report on email about low disk space

I would like to know if there's a special tool or a way to write a script, which will monitor the left free disk space, and when it's lower that the value I put as a default, this tool will generate a ...
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Huge size of the system32/config folder

My 128 GB SSD disk is running out of space, so I am looking for the multiple ways to save the disk space: Disabled the hibernation, Cleaned up the Windows backup-data, Moved the swapfile to other ...
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Disk space usage on a MyBook Live

Western Digital makes an automatic backup tool called SmartWare. When I tested it out and backed up just a couple of directories from a Windows machine, it works great - except that files taking up ...
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How does a virtual machine get the space

I have just created a win7 virtual machine on a win8 host. I assigned the client machine more than 30 GB of disk space. Does that mean I have 30 GB less to use on my host? I am asking because it looks ...
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Why does the drive report full?

A computer shows often in the morning en error telling that the hard disk ran out of space, but in reality the disk is less than half full. It is a SDD disk. In Window Explorer, the disk displays ...
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Windows Server 2012 Missing Disk Space

I'm completly lost here, have no clue where the other 20gbs have gone. Could anyone assist me?
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How to delete lost files in NTFS drive

I faced a problem like the one described here. Basically, after connecting my NTFS external hard drive to my TV, two folders were lost, appearing only as a 0KB file. I have been able to recover the ...
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How to clear 217Gb of <Unknown> space on my C drive?

I have a Dell XPS 15 (2013 model L521X - Windows 7) with a capacity of 680.3Gb on the C drive. But WinDirSat says that 217.4Gb of that space is and I can't access it! SpaceSniffer says that 215.8Gb ...
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How do I remove windows features from disk in windows 7

This article says that one can use DISM /Remove to remove features from disk, changing the status to "Disabled with Payload Removed" instead of just "Disabled." When I tried, it said: ...
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How do I merge two unallocated, non-sequential partitions on the same logical disk?

I'm wondering if I could merge two unallocated spaces as shown in the picture below: I would like to combine the two unallocated spaces into a single space for further partitioning.
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What is filling up my C drive? [duplicate]

I just started a new job and inherited someone else's computer. Earlier this week I got notifications saying that my C: drive was almost full, so I cleaned a few things out. In the process I ...
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how to find out real data usage of C drive in windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have a wired issue as in below screen shot. from within C drive, select everything and view from properties, total is around 40GB. however, if i view from "This PC", suppose to see 60GB free, but ...
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Dismiss low disk space prompt (Suspend, Power Off, Continue)

I'm running a Windows 7 virtual machine under VMware Fusion 5. The VM is out of disk space, and I'm getting the following prompt: The prompt says: VMware Fusion has paused this virtual machine ...
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Linux returns “No space left on device” while copying data to a non-full USB flash drive

I'm trying to copy a file to a USB flash drive. The drive does not have a write-protect switch. df gives the following: $ df -h . Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sde1 ...
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Check Disk Usage in Windows 7 [duplicate]

How do I view the disk usage of all folders in Windows 7? I need to get the same result I would in Linux with the command df -h. I'm mainly interested in seeing which disk and folder is consuming the ...