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

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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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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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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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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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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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Total disk usage for a particular user

I would like to see the total disk usage for myself on a particular file system. I executed the command du -h ~my_user_name However, this lists every directory owned by my_user_name. I would like ...
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Why is CBS.log file size 20 GB

Two days ago I had a full C: drive, after which I deleted 8 GB of data. The next day the hard drive was full again, so I continued with deleting another 5 GB, and once again the next day the disk was ...
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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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Why is docker reporting 100% disk usage on a fresh ubuntu image?

I am no longer able to use docker or effectively run new images -- it is reporting that I have 100% disk usage. Here, you can see I am launching a pristine copy of ubuntu, and yet it is telling me I ...
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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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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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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 can I 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? Tucking away the ...
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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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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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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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Any way to get a lighter install of the NVidia driver?

This is the official download page. Currently the download is around 200 MB. I really doubt that the a video driver can take that much space, but let's say it does. After install at least 1 GB of ...
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Windows batch script: showing free disk space of mapped drive

I'm really not an expert scripting batch files, so I found following code on the net to display free space of my mapped drive. Drive letter Z: includes 2 hdds from the NAS (Z:\SAMSUNG-HD154UI-01 and ...
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How can I free up some space in my C: drive?

Each time I try to save a file, I get a message from my computer (with Windows 7) that asks me to free up some space in my Drive C before being able to save my intended file. But the more I search ...
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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 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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Is it safe to delete from C:\Windows\Installer?

I've been looking on an XP machine what is using all that diskspace, and it turns out C:\Windows\Installer is high up there on the list of directories that use the most diskspace. It seems to contain ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Synology Rs812 and WD Red WD60EFRX 6 TB - The volume size must be under 16TB

I'va got a synology Rs812 and 4 x WD Red WD60EFRX 6 TB, now I want those drives in raid-5 or raid-6, but the DSM gives me the message 'The volume size must be under 16TB'. I'd like to have 24TB.. On ...
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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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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 much space do directories consume?

How much space empty directories take? In Windows and NTFS file system it say '0 bytes' which is impossible. How much is really taken up by a directory? Does it depend on the file system or ...
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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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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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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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How to find out the top space-consuming directories or files?

My disk is running out of space: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ... /dev/sda7 803G 715G 48G 95% /home I'd like to go through the whole home directory and find ...
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ubuntu report wrong disk usage on /

On my ubuntu 11.10, /dev/sda3 (150GB) is mounted on / and /dev/sda1 (80GB) is mounted on /home. My entire disk has 250GB and the system is reporting I am running out of disk space. Here is the output ...
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Fedora Linux Disk Usage Analyzer falsely reports root at 100% full

I've got a box setup with Fedora 16 that I'm currently using for a small home server. I was having some issues with samba sharing when I ran the disk usage analyzer and found that while I have a ...
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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 ...