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

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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 [duplicate]

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 Files/demo.PRV/1d860051-77c9-4acb-973e-...
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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 restore....
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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 ...
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Disk space used by ImageMagick/Ghostscript

I have a 200 MB PDF file input.pdf consisting of scanned images, whose resolution I want to reduce. Under Windows 7 the following command convert -density 200x200 -quality 60 -compress jpeg input....
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SSD drive keeps filling up

For some reason my 120GB SSD keeps filling up dramatically, sometimes so much so I only have 7GB left. Currently I have 17GB left which is still a low amount. I've only installed the OS and a few ...
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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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AWS - No space on server

I'm having issue with spacing on server. Even after deleting files/folders on server, it's not freeing the space and it shows it is 100% used. Though still space is there on server. I've deleted files ...
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Add up multiple disks into single storage, replace disk without destroying data

Suppose I have a 1TB disk and a 2TB disk. If I want to use it as a single 3TB disk, there seems to be two solutions on Windows 8. Dynamic Disk in Disk Management Storage Spaces, Simple layout But ...
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What files can take half my mac's disk space

I'm on mac with a 120GB SSD, I don't have much applications and no large files on it. You can see a screen of a Disk Inventory analyse here As you can see in the picture, my SSD is 120GB with only ...
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SMART Extended Self Test on a new Hard Disk

Is it normal that the SMART extended self test to run for hours on a new hard disk. So far, the test is running on my laptop for 2 hours. What is it doing? If I stop the test, will it damage the hard ...
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Virus hides files, shrinks total capacity

A virus infected my hard drive. The drive's capacity is 1 TB and has different type of files on it, 400 GB+ in total. Suddenly all the files disappear, and I tried to show hidden files, but ...
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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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How much hard drive space would I need for a Linux installation? [closed]

New to Linux. Interested in learning more about it. I currently have an SSD with Windows and a 1 TB RAID 1 setup. I'd like to add another SSD with Linux so I can dual boot but I'm not sure how large ...
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Defragmenting using Defraggler made the fragmentation worse and increases “used space”

I decided to do a full defragmentation of my C: drive for the first time this day. The defragmenter I use is Defraggler by Piriform. When I analyzed the drive, it detected 13% fragmentation. After ...
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System files taking up more space than my own files, leaving me with almost no free space?

Computer: HP Stream 11 CPU: Intel Celeron 2.16 GHz Processor RAM: 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM Storage: 32 GB SSD OS: Windows 8.1 with Bing I bought an HP Stream 11 back in January, and although it's a cheap ...