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

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Why does Finder show 104 GB used on my hard disk, when the parts only add up to 55 GB?

I have this weird problem with my disk space. A screenshot should explain it perfectly. Just look at the numbers. 104GB of space that is used by Macintosh HD, but when you sum up the values below ...
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HD Partition inconsistence, windows

I'm NOT asking about merge or how shrinking.... I'm asking about: Why I have in Explorer and Total Commander total Size 70.5GB or 67.29GB for Win7 C: according to Disk Management (in top Grid Table) ...
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Verify there's enough memory and storage to compile a file?

I'm testing a C++ library under Solaris 11 with Sun Studio 12.5. The library is trouble free under Sun Studio 12.2 through 12.4, but its having trouble under 12.5. Under 12.5, the pain point appears ...
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Can we accumulate more space into an existing drive partition without format?

I'm using the Windows 10 and I'm curious to know that is it possible to accumulate more space into an existing drive partition with affecting data? I know about the "shrink" feature of Disk ...
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Android storage , where did my 2GB go? [migrated]

I have an Android phone and trying to understand how it deals with disk space. When I connect my phone to my computer via USB, I can see that I have: * internal storage space (1.8GB) * SD card (16GB) ...
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Windows 10: too much data on system disk [duplicate]

I have windows 10 (updated from windows 8.1). Yesterday I found out that there is no enough space on system disk. I deleted all restore points and unused files using windows utils. It didn't help. ...
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GParted cleared/unformatted partition vs Disk Utility's free space

I just read this Q&A, and I think I understand the point being made. My reputation won't allow me to comment, but I would like to ask: is either cleared or unformatted an equivalent to what Mac's ...
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How to expand my main partition disk space?

I have a VPS (running Ubuntu 16.04 64 bits) I can only access remotely through SSH. Now, my main partition has no more free space while there are around 50GB available on another partition. I'm trying ...
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Prevent application from flooding recycle bin

I have the PlaysTV application on my computer for recording gameplay moments. The application has a limited space for saving video before it starts deleting the older video. Unfortunately instead of ...
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Installing Windows 7 on a 4TB Hard Disk (not detecting above 2TB)?

I have a SeaGate Hard Disk (with 4TB capacity) which has the code number ST4000VX000-1F4168 (Surveillance HDD). I am trying to install Windows 7 in it and Windows 7 only detects 2TB capacity and not ...
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Managing and accessing Terabytes of data [closed]

A client has approximately 40 TB of data on different hard disks. He wants to create a server, with 40 TB of storage, and move the data to it, which can be accessed by four different users. Eventually ...
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How to delete hidden hard drive sectors?

I'm trying to wipe a drive but I found out what I've been using (DBAN) doesn't delete hidden parts of the hard drive (Host Protected Area). What do I do to delete them?
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Vhd image of computer reduce unallocated space

I took an image in vhd-format of my entire pc (windows xp). Bith disks are in de one vhd now. Os and data. Afterwards when i try to retrieve this vhd i saw that I have a unallocated space of 300 gb. ...
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OS EI capitan download (getting more disk space)

I can't download OS EI capitan because each time it says I need more disk space. HELP PLEASE. I want it to be free when I get the disk space. PLease!
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Is it possible to write data to hard disk or any memory at 1Gbps ? if not why and how can we achieve that

If I am getting a data at 1Gbps from any sensor or any hardware. how can I write it to memory with same speed ? I am not bothering about data I want writing speed should match with my receiving speed.
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How many inodes I need?

I'm running a Buildroot image that has not the -i flag for df. I have near 100 MB of free space, but when I try to add a nodejs module using npm install I get the error "no free space left". I guess ...
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TinyCore no space left on device error

I'm trying to un-gzip an archive (which is supposed to be 500MB once extracted according to WinRar) on a TinyCore linux VM. But I get a "no space left on device error". Here are some commands I typed ...
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How should I format backup media for space efficiency? [closed]

In my working environment based on Linux, we use some 2-8TB disks for backup storage. Most files are around 50-500MB. Each file is written once, and rarely read. The writing is not frequent. In this ...
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Why does the output of `lsblk` and `df -h` seem to conflict?

I'm trying to create a directory /mnt/data that will be mounted on to /dev/mapper/centos-home, since that's the biggest partition. The output of lsblk looks like this: NAME MAJ:MIN RM ...
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Moving (non-C:) Program Files from soon-to-be-nuked partition to another

Problem I have near-critically low levels of free space on the Windows' partition. I have a bigger partition right next to it, and a new disk with enough space to move it. Bigger partition has a lot ...
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Remove System Volume information folder from external drive

I have currently found out that System Volume information folder on my external HDD takes around 124GB of space. Hence I decided to delete it to free up some additional space. But for now everything ...
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Can't resize VirtualBox drive. Debian

I had Debian Virtual Machine with 8 Gb vdi disk. Later i need have been some extra space. I resize vdi disk with VBoxManage modifyhd Debian.vdi --resize 20Gb Next, i download GParted ISO and create ...
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Is it surprising that WinDirStat takes a long time to analyze 8TB drive?

I just installed WinDirStat to figure out why a NAS seems to be filling up faster than expected. The NAS is mounted as a drive on my Windows 7 machine, and 7TB of its 8TB are full so I want to find ...
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Search a hard drive for large files [duplicate]

I have a computer with the main C: drive getting full. I want to figure out what's on it and where. Searching for large files doesn't do me any good though. Issues: There are multiple user ...
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Running out of space installing .Net Framwork on a thin client

I'm providing this as a new Question and answer because the tags on this older thread don't include some more generic tags that I searched on when looking for a solution. This should work for all ...
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how to Increase VM disk without reboot on Linux redhat 6.x + LVM

I increased the second disk in VM machine from the VSphere client GUI as the following: By right click on the machine --> edit settings --> hard disk2 --> increase the disk from 1G to 2G Then I ...
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VirtualBox Disk Image (VDI) is larger than content but --compact doesn't work

I have a dynamic VDI image with 12 GB of data: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 2.0G 4.0K 2.0G 1% /dev tmpfs 404M 1.1M 403M 1% /run /dev/sda1 ...
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Used space does not match sum of all files

I run Windows 10 in VirtualBox and get the following values regarding hard disk usage. Used space: 12.2 GB. Sum of all files: If I open Windows Explorer, select all files and choose properties, I ...
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Windows folder uses way more disk space than its content [duplicate]

When trying to clean up my SSD this morning, I noticed that my C:\Windows-Folder was using up alot of disk space (60GB). When I checked the files in the folder they only added up to 30GB. Picture of ...
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Best way to clean up a PDF without increasing file size massively

I scan a lot of A4 notes that I write up, but a lot of my old ones have staple holes in them. Some of these scans also have slight imperfections such as a small dot (dirt) on them, which really bugs ...
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Windows 8.1 File History not opening

My problem is that something uses large amounts of space on my main partition (100 GB out of 250 GB). I looked for everything and by now I suspect the Windows File History to be the one taking up the ...
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Incoherent disk space used on OSX

Running iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) and OS X El Capitan 10.11.3, I can see: 351.21 GB used by Apps according to Storage tab 159.24 GB used on disk according to Disk Info Why is that so much ...
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Disk usage is always at 100%

I have noticed that recently my computer has been slowing down. For example opening a folder would take around 20 seconds to load, moving a folder (from the same drive) would take a minute or so. When ...
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What does 'none' means in the list of disk space

when I ran df -h on my VPS server, I saw in the list there are some disk space is marked as 'none' that are 5.0M, 3.0G, 100M. And the percentage of use is 0%. So what are they for, can I take back ...
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Is there some way to predict how much space Visual Studio will consume on my boot partition?

One of the major annoyances of visual studio installation is that the filesystem requirements are almost completely opaque. I'm aware that granular package selection is possible with the unattended ...
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Outlook took 30GB of hard drive, how to remove local content?

My computer only has 120GB of space, so I carefully manage how much space programs take up. yesterday I installed Outlook 2013 and synced with it 2 email accounts. Today, I have only 2GB left on my ...
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Can I get Windows 10 to issue notification when boot drive free space is low?

I have a problem where I keep filling up drive C and Windows 10 does not notify me at all when free disk space drops below 1 gigabyte or even when it is entirely full. Is there some windows setting I ...
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Cannot figure out what eats disk space, CentOS6

Here is disk free info: root@nqpc002/]# df -ha Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 103G 85G 13G 87% / proc 0 0 0 - /proc sysfs ...
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Why does my 500GB hard drive have a capacity of exactly 500,107,862,016 bytes?

Why does my 500 GB hard disk show up to have exactly 500 107 862 016 Byte? I'm aware of the GiB vs. GB issue and know that manufacturers of hard drives use 1000 as ...
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64GB SSD, 20GB visible, HPA disabled

I have a 64GB OCZ Agility 4 SSD that only shows 20GB available. My first thought was HPA was enabled, so I fired up hdparm only to learn that HPA is disabled. root@PartedMagic:~# hdparm -N /dev/sdb ...
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Prevent data loss through degradation, by making redundant copies to disc

I am about to store my PGP key to a 700MB disc. The key is (compressed) ~ 7KB in size. That is a whole lot space not used. A whole lot space that, if filled, could enable my drive to get at least one ...
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I barely have free space in the system partition but I should have much more (Windows 8.1)

At work I have a computer with two hard drives, a 60 GB SSD as the system partition and a 300GB HDD as a data partition. The SSD is almost full or at least that's what I can see in the disk manager ...
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How does disk utility show negative disk usage for a USB Drive?

I have a 16GB (I think) USB flash drive. When mounting under OS X, the disk utility reports a capacity of 16.71GB, and available space of 18.52GB. And therefore shows that I have used -1.81GB of ...
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Two identical discs differ in allocated/free space

I have two discs labeled T1 and T2 with ext2 filesystem on them connected through USB port into computer. They are identical copies, I synchronize them regularly with rsync -ahvt --delete --progress ...
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Disk Usage Bar not showing in Windows Server 2008

In my Windows Server 2008 R2 system disk usage bar is not showing, when am using tiles view in My Computer. Earlier it used to show the bar. In details view its showing total size and free space. I ...
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Chrome is 12.2 Gigs - removed about 20 versions and still the same. How to reduce the size?

I was shocked to see Chrome at 12 gigs on my hard drive and found it was keeping versions for some reason. I searched if i could remove these versions and found that i could. In the same thread the ...
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Setting the default installation location for pip

I'm working on a computer with extremely limited internal storage, so I want to set up pip and my Python environment so that new packages are installed to an SD card (which is going to be inside the ...
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diskpart failed to clear disk attributes readonly error

I have western digital Hard disk drive of 500gb. It is crashed that is it is getting detected in bios but not it my computer. I can see it in disk management as unallocated hdd. I am trying to remove ...
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QNAP TS-253 pro does not reclaim space after deleting shared folder

I removed two shared folders from my QNAP (version 4.2) but the space occupied remains the same. I used privilige settings -> shared folders and removed the shared folders. Is there a way to reclaim ...
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Windows photo viewer uses a vary large amount of disk space when open

Recently, when opening a picture on my desktop with Windows Photo Viewer, it would eat up all the free disk space (~8 GB) on my Windows drive (C:) in a matter of seconds. As soon as I closed the ...