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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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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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368 views

SSD appears to be full, it isn't (Windows 7, NTFS)

I installed windows 7 Pro x64 on a 128 GB Adata SX300 SSD yesterday (clean install after full format, SSD is brand new) and installed a bunch of programs and all available updates from windows update. ...
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632 views

How Much Space Do Empty Files Consume?

Windows reports both, empty files and folders, as taking up 0 bytes. Surely it takes something to store the file name, attributes, date [created/modified/accessed] etc. How is this weighted?
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Newly formatted (NTFS) external hard drive already has 'Used space'. What determines the used space's amount? Is it correlated to the HD's capacity?

I just bought a new external hard drive (WD Elements - 1 TB). In a PC with Windows 7, I formatted it by Right-clicking the drive > Format (Quick Format - NTFS) before using it and, and then checked ...
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707 views

Disk-use tool that's hard-link aware [closed]

What tools, akin to Treesize Free (and others of that ilk) are there that are hard-link aware? Either my google-fu is failing, or there aren't that many out there as I haven't yet found one. I've ...
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1answer
178 views

Disconnected USB drive during NTFS file transfer, will space be reclaimed?

I have a NTFS external drive that I was transfering a large file to. The transfer appeared to be hanging, so I pulled the USB connection. Is the file system smart enough to reclaim the disk space for ...
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0answers
313 views

Does a smaller cluster size increase the ratio of NTFS compression?

I read that NTFS compression needs a partition formatted with an allocation unit size <= 4KB. Could a smaller cluster size of a partition give more compression and lessen wasted space? For ...
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Why did defragmenting C drive increase my free disk space by 10 GB?

I used Defraggler to defragment free space on my 100 GB C:\ drive which was 85 GB full. After defragmentation, the drive showed only 75 GB full. How did 10 GB  of free space ...
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Windows 7 : Disk space : windirstat shows 88 GBs used : Windows shows 143 GBs used

The total disk space shown by the "scanner" program is 232GB and the innermost circle shows used space is 143GB. When I check with WinDirStat the total files used are 88GB. Does this mean that the ...
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Windows not showing correct free space on my hard drive

I recently upgraded my laptop's secondary HDD from a 320GB Western Digital to a 640GB Samsung. Before performing the hardware swap, I created a disk image of my drive, and saved it to an external USB ...
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218 views

Windows XP - Not reporting all used drive space

I've got an Issue with a Windows XP SP3 machine that seems to be mis-reporting the drive space in use. The machine has a 74.4 GB drive formatted in NTFS and using Treesize Free, is only showing as ...
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Where did my disk space go - small NTFS partitions on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is the effective hard drive size lower than the actual size? This might be a duplicate, but my current search can't find the answer. I've created a simple ...
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Converting FAT32 to NTFS without formatting (server 2008)

I have a FAT32 partition in windows server 2008 machine. How can I convert the partition to NTFS without formatting? My intention is to resize the partition and add some more space to my primary ...