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

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What process manages disk storage in Windows?

Which Windows process is responsible for determining the low level space management and allocation? For example, that the data goes to this block, this segment etc.
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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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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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Almost half of disk space unaccounted for on Windows 7 computer

I'm trying to determine what's eating almost half of disk on my Windows 7 Lenovo laptop but haven't been able to determine what. I read some of the answers on this site but none of the causes seems ...
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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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Compiling the Linux kernel, how much size is needed?

I have downloaded the newest most stable Linux kernel, 2.6.33.2. I thought I would test this using VirtualBox. So I create a dynamically sized harddisk of 4 GB. And installed CentOS 5.3 with just the ...
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How to reduce the size (disk space) of Windows 8

This question is about what things I can do to reduce the size that Windows 8 uses. Background example: At present, and with only one program installed (MS Access 2007), I have used about 15GB of my ...
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Why has my drive space increased by 10GB? [closed]

My hard drive space has mysteriously increased by 10GB. I haven't uninstalled anything. I know of the pagefile but could it account for 10GB? Prior to this, my laptop was off and I had removed the ...
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Is windows 8.1 enterprise supposed to take up 27GB on a fresh install?

Windows 8.1 Enterprise + Visual Studio 2013 pro update 4 is taking 35.7 GB. (mind you I have not installed anything other than Google Chrome) All I want this partition on my mac pros SSD is for ...
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Chrome Using 7.6GB of Disk Space. Has a File 5.9GB that hasn't been Accessed for 92 Days

I just ran WinDirStat and noticed that Google Chrome is using tons of disk space. One file in particular is 5.9GB and hasn't been modified since July 11, 2013, its name is just: 00000001 What is this ...
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How do I get my winsxs folder to be smaller on windows 7, above and beyond all of the standard disk clean up? [duplicate]

I'm running my computer on a small 100GB SSD. I noticed that there was 22GB left on it, and I started to investigate. The biggest culprit on my machine was a 32GB WinSxS folder. I was flabbergasted. ...
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What's using up my disk space?

My Vista 64 installation has drive C, a 150 GB hard drive. I also has a 1.5 TB drive D. My C drive has 12.3 GB free. I don't know what's using up all the space. There's almost 83 GB unaccounted ...
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How to delete lost files in NTFS drive

I faced a problem like the one described here. Basically, after connecting my NTFS external hard drive to my TV, two folders were lost, appearing only as a 0KB file. I have been able to recover the ...
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Wrong disk space displayed

My main SSD shows me that I have 2.51Gb space left. But when I add up everything in C:/ by selecting all (including hidden folders and Windows folder) and looking at properties, it only takes ...
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Report on email about low disk space

I would like to know if there's a special tool or a way to write a script, which will monitor the left free disk space, and when it's lower that the value I put as a default, this tool will generate a ...
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Huge size of the system32/config folder

My 128 GB SSD disk is running out of space, so I am looking for the multiple ways to save the disk space: Disabled the hibernation, Cleaned up the Windows backup-data, Moved the swapfile to other ...
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how to find out real data usage of C drive in windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have a wired issue as in below screen shot. from within C drive, select everything and view from properties, total is around 40GB. however, if i view from "This PC", suppose to see 60GB free, but ...
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Disk space usage on a MyBook Live

Western Digital makes an automatic backup tool called SmartWare. When I tested it out and backed up just a couple of directories from a Windows machine, it works great - except that files taking up ...
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How does a virtual machine get the space

I have just created a win7 virtual machine on a win8 host. I assigned the client machine more than 30 GB of disk space. Does that mean I have 30 GB less to use on my host? I am asking because it looks ...
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Windows Server 2012 Missing Disk Space

I'm completly lost here, have no clue where the other 20gbs have gone. Could anyone assist me?
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Why does the drive report full?

A computer shows often in the morning en error telling that the hard disk ran out of space, but in reality the disk is less than half full. It is a SDD disk. In Window Explorer, the disk displays ...
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How do I remove windows features from disk in windows 7

This article says that one can use DISM /Remove to remove features from disk, changing the status to "Disabled with Payload Removed" instead of just "Disabled." When I tried, it said: ...
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What is filling up my C drive? [duplicate]

I just started a new job and inherited someone else's computer. Earlier this week I got notifications saying that my C: drive was almost full, so I cleaned a few things out. In the process I ...
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Can I delete files from C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download?

I need to free space on Windows XP SP3. Q1) What system folders can be safely delete in case I don't need to have restore points etc? Q2) Can I delete content from ...
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Dismiss low disk space prompt (Suspend, Power Off, Continue)

I'm running a Windows 7 virtual machine under VMware Fusion 5. The VM is out of disk space, and I'm getting the following prompt: The prompt says: VMware Fusion has paused this virtual machine ...
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Linux returns “No space left on device” while copying data to a non-full USB flash drive

I'm trying to copy a file to a USB flash drive. The drive does not have a write-protect switch. df gives the following: $ df -h . Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sde1 ...
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Check Disk Usage in Windows 7 [duplicate]

How do I view the disk usage of all folders in Windows 7? I need to get the same result I would in Linux with the command df -h. I'm mainly interested in seeing which disk and folder is consuming the ...
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Is it safe to remove /var/cache to free space?

I am trying to free some disk space from my Ubuntu 12.04 installation before making an image of the partition. I was wondering if it is safe to delete the contents in /var/cache? Here are the top ...
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Low Disk Space on Windows 7 [closed]

This is about my office computer (Windows 7) on which I want to install TeXmaker. I realised that I had not enough disk space for TeXMaker. However I thought it would be a good idea to uninstall ...
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Unexpected free disk space decrease?

On my Windows 7 PC, the free disk space has gone down by 1GB even though I haven't downloaded or installed any new files and I haven't downloaded any updates or other things? What could have made the ...
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How do I display the available disk space of a mount in specific format?

I would like to display the available disk space of a mount in xx% format, For example: sh-3.1$ df -h /opt/Application/Disk1/ Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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Why audio CD show used 0 byte and how to view audio CD real used space?

Below is the picture, it shows that the CD used 0 byte but it does have audio. Why is it like that? How to view real files and capacity of audio CD?
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btrfs device total usage differs from the sum of each usage

My system lays on a btrfs with 3 disks. btrfs fi show outputs: Label: none uuid: 75a8f1e7-7d79-4a05-8f88-fe02d119bf9f Total devices 3 FS bytes used 14.84GiB devid 1 size 7.74GiB used ...
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Limit disk space in Ubuntu (VM)

I have installed an ubuntu VM on VMware Player and want to limit the usable diskspace to 10MB to test a particular project. I tried searching on the net but was not successful. Can anyone please help ...
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Do higher-capacity SSDs last longer?

I've been wondering about this for some time: Do higher-capacity SSDs last longer than smaller ones of the same type under the same operating conditions? I would want to believe so because a larger ...
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I have a huge file That I don't recognize, I don't know if it's safe to delete it [closed]

it's got windows updates in it as well as a bunch of files labeled netflix. some image files for microsoft net. Any ideas what this might be? C:\cb1ae51dcc04fe70bb8a07a3 is the designation.
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What is a safe way to move AppData\Local to a different drive?

I have a 60GB SSD as my C: where I have my Windows and other essential program installations. I also have a huge non-SSD D:. I repeatedly find myself short of disk space on C:. The main culprits are ...
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Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition

I wanted to create a new partition so I cut some space from one of my NTFS partitions. After that a problem with the boot menu appeared so I needed to use the boot-repair. So I did. The problem was ...
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Disk Management and Windows Explorer show different allocted sizes

I shrinked 50GB from my main bootcamp NTFS partition. After a reboot my windows explorer now shows that drive C's total size is 90GB, but the Disk Management tool in windows (and EaseUS Partition ...
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Can files in C:\WINDOWS\Temp be deleted and does Disk Cleanup do so?

It appears that files which currently aren't in use can be safely deleted from the C:\WINDOWS\Temp folder... Why doesn't Disk Cleanup offer to do this automatically?
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How to determine where my disk space went [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to find disk usage of folders in Windows Best program to visualize file system usage on Windows? What’s using up my disk space? Windows 7 - mysteriously missing ...
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Hidden files in Disk Usage Analyzer

How do I get Ubuntu's "Disk Usage Analyzer" to show me the hidden files? It tells me my home dir uses 3GB, but only accounts for 525MB (the results of du -shc *). Can I get it to show me the other ...
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38gb of Data Used on Hard Drive with New Installation of Windows 7 Ultimate

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate edition on a hard drive with 74.5 GB, but as soon as I checked the computer space I found out 38 gigs were used up. Upon further investigation I found these folders ...
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How to get HDD space information through VMM?

I have Virtual Machine Mangager with list of virtual computers and I need information about their HDD spaces - used and free space on all hard disks. I am exploring cmdlets for VMM, but I can't find ...
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Windows 7 - How to make hidden files count when it comes to hard disk space?

I have noticed that hidden files do not count when I hover the mouse to see information on directory size, however hidden files get counted when I click on folder's "Properties". How do I make hidden ...
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Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller?

A Vista virtual machine I use only has a 10 GB virtual hard disk -- and I'm worried about it running out of space over time. I used TreeSize to check for the culprits.. And the primary culprit is ...
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Windows 7 C: drive is full, but folders don't add up

I'm baffled. My C: Drive is showing up as almost full at 127GB out of a 138GB hard drive capacity. However, when I add up all the folders, they only add up to 73GB. That's a whole whopping 54GB ...
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How can a linux disk be full, but files total to significanly less?

df reports 16G partition at 100%. du on root reports about 1G in files. Where did all my disk space go?
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Check folder sizes and report combined size for identical named folders in Linux

I have 2 folders that have subfolders (named after users). Most subfolder names exist in both folders, but not all. Now I want to create a list of space used by each user. I can use the following ...
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How fix linux space issue?

I am getting this error on my linux server . I am not much familiar with space issue. Can anyone help me to fix this issue ? Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM warning: Insufficient space for shared ...