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

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My disk at half size after formatting

I'm a long time linux user, I'm also a Windows user, after formatting my brand new USB dongle I get ~30Gb from the partition table available to create a new partition where the nominal capacity of the ...
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Why do System Restore points vary in size so much on Windows XP?

I've just been looking on my Win XP system with TreeSize Free and find that in System Volume Information I have 18 Restore Points taking up around 12.2 GB of disk space in total. I also find that the ...
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Local Disk C and New Volume F [closed]

I have two folders named local disk c, and new volume f. I want to know what they both do. If my local disk gets full will things just transfer to new volume f ?
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Is it usual to have 14Gb of .dll files? How to reduce it?

I am trying to free space of my Windows 8.1 drive. I have noticed using WinDirStat that there are almost 14Gb of .dll files. Is this usual? If not, how could I clean the unused .dll files?
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Can we store unlimited data in a Disk [closed]

I was wondering that can we store unlimited data in a disk. So I just started researching that how can we do that. Well at first it seems quite inappropriate question but when I come to know about ...
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How do I back up images with limited disk space?

I'm in a scenario where I have one 500GB hard drive and about 400GB of images I want to tar. I obviously won't have enough disk space, but I don't mind getting rid of the images as they are added to ...
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Mac OS X Difference between actual and displayed space usage

I checked my Macbook Air's disk usage with 'ncdu' tool and found that there is a big difference between my actual space usage and the displayed one. It has a 128 GB SSD and it's running OS X Mavericks ...
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Checking disk capacity in windows of remote servers

I am working in windows and I wanna to find out through command line disk capacity of remote windows servers. For ex: I am @localhost, now I want to know whether D: drive of server 172.68.68.68 is ...
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How to compute program size?

I'd like to have a reasonable computation of how much diskspace a certain program uses. Like so: // Fiction $ aptitude size -h latex folder1 250MB folder2 15MB ---------------- total ...
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Make 3TB hard drive appear as two (2TiB+750GiB) with MBR

Some manufacturers of external hard drives with capacity exceeding MBR partition capacity seem to sell them pre-partitioned to a 2TiB partition and one with the remaining capacity. Tools are ...
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How to find and delete a huge folder that was moved from Linux to Windows

I was hoping someone could help me with this: This morning, I moved a huge folder with data (about 40GB) from my Linux partition to my Windows partition. However, I forgot to actually shut down ...
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Hard Drive Space Automatically Freed Up when the Hard Drive becomes Full?

I once completely filled my old computer's hard drive (it said 0kb left) and I noticed that after turning the computer off and then back on that the computer had freed up some hard drive space. I ...
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What is the difference between 'physical' and 'logical' size?

I just found out about the mdls command on OS X which prints out the metadata associated with a given file. This command tells me both a 'physical size' ("kMDItemPhysicalSize") and 'logical size' ...
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My MacBook Pro still inform me about a little free space on my disk

I have a MBP from summer 2010 (the disk capacity 240GB). I am still receiving messages about just a little free space on my disk (I see this message when the current disk capacity is under 1GB - when ...
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windows folder size more than 30 GB [duplicate]

I am using windows 7 with 8GB RAM for last 8 months, C drive of 75 GB currently out of space, 8GB Page file (on auto manage) and 8GB hibernate file, i checked windows folder is of more than 30 GB. is ...
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Troubleshooting large spikes in disk usage on Ubuntu server

I have a server running Ubunutu 12. Today for the second time, the disk usage spiked from 300GB to 500GB in less then an hour. The same thing happened Friday and after about an hour and a half the ...
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ZFS on linux: switch partition to whole disk

There is a ZFS pool with raidz1 in it. The pool is created on top of three 2TB drives using the whole disk and a 2TB partition on a 3TB drive. What is the recommended process to reconfigure the pool ...
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Windows: How can I see disk space used over time?

I'm looking for a way to capture and visualize used disk space over time. All I need is one number-- bytes used on disk. I store a lot of photos on my computer, so I need a way to estimate when I'll ...
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Windows 8 is missing 21GB worth of space

I bought and built my computer and installed Windows 8 on it. Everything was fine (never really checked my system's hard drive though). Whenever I install huge software (i.e games, etc.) I do that ...
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Under Properties in Windows 8.1, how can “Size on disk” exceed the capacity of the drive?

I have a 2 TB NAS, Drive M, connected to my PC. If I right click on M, under Properties it shows: Used space 530GB Free space 1.26TB. But, if I right click the individual sub folders they show: ...
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Why do SSDs have weird sizes?

Why do SSDs have sizes like 240 GB or 120 GB rather than the normal 256 GB or 512 GB? Those numbers make much more sense than 240 or 120.
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Are databases more expensive to host and serve than files? [closed]

I've observed a large percentage of hosts have very harsh limits on database space but generous limits on disk space. 100GB disk / 2 GB database seems quite common. To me, this makes little sense ...
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In VMware does a shared folder between a guest and host OS take room on both file systems?

Let's say I have a host system with a 100GB of free space and a guest system with 60GB of free space. In the guest system if I were to download a 1GB file and put it in a shared folder, how would this ...
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Folder size inside a compressed file

I use windirstat to see the total size of files contained in each folder, but it doesnt support analysis within compressed files. I am looking for a program that report space usage inside a rar file. ...
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How to expand the file system for RPi emulation with QEMU?

I've recently grabbed a pre-compiled version of QEMU running Raspbian Wheezy for use on Windows as I would like to do some testing and a dev environment like this is far more kind than using the ...
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Why does VMware VM believe its disk usage is larger than it is?

In VMware Workstation 10 I can go to the VM menu, Manage, "Clean Up Disks..." and then magically, it will reclaim a ton of space. What I don't understand is how the resulting folder for my VM is now ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 setting an overall disk quota (not per user)

I'm setting up a disk partition specifically for MySQL Community Edition database logs. I would like to be notified when disk space has reached a threshold (say 85% full). It looks like disk quotas ...
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What's the minimum occupied space that triggers Windows' low space notification?

Is it a percentage related to the partition size? Or, is it a hard-fixed number? What if it's a non-system partition? Why would it matter to Windows if it isn't installed into it? In my case, I run ...
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VirtualBox: Failed to perform an online medium merge (VERR_DISK_FULL)

I'm running a Windows VM on a 128GB SSD. I allocated a 127GB virtual disk to the VM, thinking it could take up all the room on the drive. What I forgot to account for is the disk space required by the ...
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Recovering HDD Space From Failed Linux Install

I had a dual-boot (Windows/Linux) on my laptop a while back, but the Linux partition became corrupted when I tried to install a different version of Linux and overwrite the previous one. How do I ...
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Disk usage increasing on its own

I am using ubuntu 13.10. I checked disk usage using df. Following was the result df --block-size=1 /dev/sda1 Filesystem 1B-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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OneDrive filled up my server - how to stop syncing a particular folder on a particular machine?

Recently I moved all my phone pictures off my phone to my laptop SkyDrive / OneDrive folder. I have a GoDaddy server that I use for development work. It had about 6 GB free, and that space ...
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Does Visual Studio 2013 Express require space on the system drive?

Does Visual Studio 2013 Express require space on the system drive? I have only ~5GB free on C:/. I ask because I remember that VS2012 takes lots of space on system drive even if you choose to install ...
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How does installing many heavy applications harm a computer? [duplicate]

Say, if I have disk space to spare and I will work with only one application at a time, and many would be rarely, but yes, used, how can installing many heavy application that use much ram harm a ...
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Constantly running out of space with nothing installed

I'm running out of space on C:. Problem is I have deleted EVERYTHING. I don't understand where the space has gone. It's like it doesn't "regenerate" when I delete files. I've uninstalled Visual ...
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Resize Primary Partition in Ubuntu

I've set up a Ubuntu server the wrong way round. On a 2TB hard drive I gave 20GB to the root system partition and 1.8TB to home. I'd like to reverse this. I'm reading there is a tool, which may be ...
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Reclaim disk space after deleting Outlook Emails

I have thousands of emails that I will be deleting from Outlook shortly. I am hoping to free some disk space after doing so. Will Outlook automatically release the memory used by emails after I delete ...
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Analyze disk usage on a retina mac

Disk Inventory X doesn't work on retina screens. Even if I set it to Scaled -> More Space, the window spawns too small to use and if I resize it I get the "rect width is not an integral value" error ...
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VisualSVN server and disk space

I have an old computer which serves me as SVN server. I have also a laptop computer on which I do my work and then commit files to the server via home router. I recently checked disk space on C: on ...
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Drive C filled up all of a sudden

I have windows 8 PC with 16GB Ram and 2TB hard drive. Drive C has 150GB allocation with only 3.5GB left. Drive D has more than 1TB left. I use TeamViewer to remotely connect to my PC. This morning, ...
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Not enough space in dmg file

I created a password protected dmg file (http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/encrypt-mac-folder/) but when I try to add content to the mounted dmg file I receive a 'not enough space' message. I have enough ...
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What causes files to use up more more disk space than the file size suggests?

du was showing some drives with much less space than I was expecting, and ls -alh also showed the sum at the top to be a factor of three more than the sum of the individual files. Following this ...
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Where is the 3GB+ hidding?

I have the problem of /usr taking too much space on the server. ws4-clarind:~ # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/system-root 4.8G 988M 3.6G 22% / udev ...
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Why is my NTFS parition full when it's not?

My D: drive of 137GB (NTFS) would appear to be full, but I personally disagree. This are the reasons I disagree with reality: Selecting all files and viewing their properties, it says 43.4GB size ...
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How can I to free up drive space from the Windows installer folder without killing Windows 8.1?

On my SSD machine, the C:\Windows\Installer folder is massive and takes up about 15% of my total disk space. Is there a way to clean up that folder without killing Windows 8.1? The way Microsoft ...
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Unable to open file because startup disk is full

I was trying to open my excel file from my disk-based thumb drive when i got the following error message I proceeded to make space on my hard drive by emptying my recycle bin and deleting some ...
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Confused about df and lsblk commands showing different information?

$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT xvda1 202:1 0 20G 0 disk / xvda3 202:3 0 896M 0 disk [SWAP] $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 7.9G ...
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Add unnalocated space to partition C with Paragon

Hy, I have some unnalocated space in my computer and I want to allocate it into partition C. I do not know how to do that with Paragon. Can you tell me how or what program to use in order to do that? ...
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Why does it seem like I only have 99.8 GB of space, instead of 128?

I have a new Dell laptop with a 128 GB SSD, that came with Windows 8, which I recently updated to 8.1. When I check my free space it only shows 58 GB of free space out of 99.8 GB. I have two ...
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Increasing virtual hard drive capacity in vbox

I am using Virtual Box. I have a virtual hard drive storage 8GB (dynamic allocated). Later on, that drive is full. I don't know how to increase the capacity. Therefore, I decide to add the second ...