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

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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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lost space on hard drive using Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I keep losing space on my 20 GB hard drive running Windows 8.1. I've uninstalled almost all apps and programs to regain space but each time I uninstall a program the space is lost to whatever is ...
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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 ...
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16gb flash drive is 3mb large with no free space- have tried diskpart (Windows 10)+cmd.exe vs Win Explorer discrepancy

I used GParted on my flash drive and formatted using WinDiskImager32. Now Windows says my flash drive is 3mb large (it is 16gb). How do I correct this? I have tried diskpart select disk 1 Disk ...
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A lot of MSI###.tmp folders in drive d

I have a problem. When I open drive D: I see a lot of MSI#####.tmp folders I tried to delete them but I got an error: "You must have administrator permissions" Worse, the tmp folders are ...
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Bootcamp win7 hard disk space not freeing after deleting files

I'm running Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro using Boot Camp. I have deleted a chunk of data in Windows 7 and emptied my Recycle Bin, but my hard disk space doesn't seem to free up. Is there any way to ...
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What are those huge one-letter files in Windows folder?

I used WinDirStat to display my hd content to find what take so much space. I found that there are five files of 15.9 GB in C:\Windows folder. Does someone know what are those files? Can I delete ...
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How can Windows 10 function on as little as 32 GB of disk space?

There are a number of sub $200 Windows 10 laptops with only a 32 GB SSD hard drive, like Lenovo 100s, HP Stream 13, etc... Given that the Windows directory itself is over 32GB on my regular laptop, ...
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Clearing Temp folder in Windows folder on C drive [duplicate]

My c:\windows\temp\ folder contains 18 GB which I seem unable to do anything about. That's getting to be a problem because my SSD isn't that big (100 GB) and it's starting to become too much. I need ...
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Why is Windows 8.1 using so much disk space? (how can I prevent it from eating up all the disk space?)

I have a standard personal computer, (450Gb hard-disk, 8 gb of RAM) with Windows 8.1. I do not have loads of files on the hard drive (around 20 gb programs included) I was wondering how is it ...
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How to allocate unallocated disk space for Vmware VM

In virtual machine Windows sees disk space is 40Gb but on host VM files are actually 23Gb. Is there a way I can allocate this unallocated space after creating VM obviously? Host and Guest are ...
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How to allocate unallocated hard drive space for large drives

I got a new computer at work and I have been using it for a while now. I recently went into disk management, and noticed that the person who set up the machine allocated a 3TB HDD in a format that ...
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Cannot Use Unallocated Space

I have a Dell T7600 workstation with four 1.82 TB drives in a RAID 5 configuration. Here is a diagram from MegaRAID storage manager: Given space for parity, this leaves me with approximately 5.5 TB ...
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Spanning volume disk usage

I have two SSD disks of 256GB and I want to create a single spanning volume of 512GB. I am using Windows 10. What I want to know is how will Windows handle this under the hood. Will the first disk ...
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Merge or extend drives in windows 7

In the below screenshot, system drive (C:) is almost full. There is also free disk. The merge or extend option is not available for system drive. For free space, all options are disabled. ...
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Locate the process hogging my disk space

Guest OS: Windows 10 running on VMware Player. Host OS: Ubuntu 14.04 Guest OS Disk: 20 GB used of 60 available. Dynamically allocated, single file. Initial SSD available space: 160 GB. I'm running a ...
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HDD space disappearing on Windows

I have a Windows Server 2008, which has a 300GB HD. It has been running fine for a number of years. However recently it ran out of space. When investigating i ran a tool (WinDirStat) to see where ...
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Not enough disk space to upgrade to Windows 10

I am on Windows 7 and wish to upgrade to Windows 10, but I do not have enough disk space for the upgrade. I think that I need to upgrade to Windows 10 through Windows 7, rather than start from a ...
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Windows 10 Eating up Disk Space

I recently upgraded to Windows 10. It's been a pretty rocky road thus far. My current issue is Windows 10 keeps using up my SSD's disk space until it has none left and then complains I have no space ...
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Folder Size 18.7gb but Size on disk 1.33TB - why/how could this have happened? Synology DS212 NAS RAID

To start - I am way out of my comfort zone trying to fix this problem but I am not sure what else to do! We have (2) 3TB hard drives in a Synology DS212 NAS RAID and are constantly running into ...
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Bash command for finding file extensions with largest size

I am trying to find file extensions with sorted by size in a directory and sub directory. Something like this: 76K .pek ./Adobe Premiere Pro Preview ...
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What is the approximate installation size of a “clean” Windows 10 Upgrade, post install and cleanup?

I'm interested in the installation size of Windows 10 when it has been installed on an existing, clean, Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation. By "clean" I mean only a standard non-OEM OS and critical ...
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How much disk space do I have?

I'm trying to find out how much disk space a system has, but df does not show the / filesystem : # df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on ...
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Is there any relationship between un-allocated disk space and speed in Windows?

In my computer I only allocated half of my hard disk space for usage; other space remains un-allocated. I wonder: will this decrease or improve my CPU performance? My assumption was if I provide ...
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How to add lvm so its available to use?

I'v got this 276GB disk that I can't figure out how to add to my volume group so that it is usable. Is there any way to make it usable?
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Hard disk file names are changed to different character

My hard disk files name are changed to different character. Please help me any one. If you have any free tool to recover please share me
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Can we safely remove C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\VisualStudioSecondaryInstaller folder?

As many people know, Windows systems like to store many redundant files. Are the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\VisualStudioSecondaryInstaller folder and its 1.2GB contents, created by the Visual Studio ...
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Windows 7 C: drive filling up automatically

I have around 24 GB of free space, but within ten minutes of starting up the computer this free space starts filling up automatically. This continues until free space is down 0 KB, whereupon it says ...
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Disk usage command df not showing the expected values in output

The df /data command is not showing the exact disk usage information. This is what I get as output: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lvol0 ...
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Why does sector-number addressing in CHS start at sector 1 and not 0?

Before LBA was introduced, why does CHS start at 0,0,1 and not 0,0,0 ?
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No space left on device but mounted device shows lots of space left [duplicate]

I have a 2TB hard disk drive connected to my desktop, with a Windows and Ubuntu OS on two partitions of a 250GB SSD. While recently working in Ubuntu while trying write operations onto the 2TB hard ...
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Remote copy of LMDB

I want to migrate an LMDB from my local machine to another remote machine, but there is some weirdness about the file size. According to the filesystem, an LMDB is a directory containing two files: ...
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Different used disk space with du and quota

If I run quota I get: Disk quotas for user XXXXXX (uid xxxx): Filesystem blocks quota limit grace files quota limit grace /dev/md2 1119132* 1048576 2097152 none 6 0 ...
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What is taking up space on my RAID 1 hard disk drive setup after formatting?

I have two new 2TB hard drives and I made RAID 1 and made a bitlocker for them After format it reports there is 237 MB used I didn’t copy anything, I have turned off virtual memory and system ...
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bash No space left on device

On VPS when I press tab under my user I get: bash: cannot create temp file for here-document: No space left on device but it works fine under root, what's happening?
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Strange filesystem issue on Linux Mint - Deleted large file, no additional disk space avalable

I believe I have found a problem with Linux Mint. (Version 17? - How do I check this?) I have a program which has been running for several days and has produced an output file several hundred ...
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C drive reports 50GB “All in C:\”, yet almost full at 75GB in Computer?

I'm trying to install visual studio, which requires a bunch of disk space. I found the space easily by deleting 8.16GB of downloads in the User profile. Great! Clicked install but had to restart (I'd ...
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How to check /var disk space usage by SNMP OID?

How can I check available space on a specific partition like /var using SNMP? the OID .1.3.6.1.4.1.2021.9.1.7.1 refers to available space on the disk. How can get partition's free space?
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inconsistencies between df and du solaris 10

I have a problem with the /var having only 800MB left. yet du -sh /var show only 91MB used while df shows it is 5.4GB used.. I cannot find any symbolic links that will cause this.. so I cannot clean ...
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Disk size varies - MooseFs

I have 4 moosefs chunkservers with 8 2.7 TB storage on each, I mount them using mfsmount and then export with nfs. Recently I noticed high iowait on my chunkservers, then huge mount size drops, see ...
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cant run windows 8.1 setup

i have had windows 10 installed on m,y pc since july 30ish....and ever since i upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1 the pc has been locking up every time i try to do anything...something as simple as ...