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

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Windows: How can I see disk space used over time?

I'm looking for a way to capture and visualize used disk space over time. All I need is one number-- bytes used on disk. I store a lot of photos on my computer, so I need a way to estimate when I'll ...
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Windows 8 is missing 21GB worth of space

I bought and built my computer and installed Windows 8 on it. Everything was fine (never really checked my system's hard drive though). Whenever I install huge software (i.e games, etc.) I do that ...
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Under Properties in Windows 8.1, how can “Size on disk” exceed the capacity of the drive?

I have a 2 TB NAS, Drive M, connected to my PC. If I right click on M, under Properties it shows: Used space 530GB Free space 1.26TB. But, if I right click the individual sub folders they show: ...
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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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Are databases more expensive to host and serve than files? [closed]

I've observed a large percentage of hosts have very harsh limits on database space but generous limits on disk space. 100GB disk / 2 GB database seems quite common. To me, this makes little sense ...
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In VMware does a shared folder between a guest and host OS take room on both file systems?

Let's say I have a host system with a 100GB of free space and a guest system with 60GB of free space. In the guest system if I were to download a 1GB file and put it in a shared folder, how would this ...
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Folder size inside a compressed file

I use windirstat to see the total size of files contained in each folder, but it doesnt support analysis within compressed files. I am looking for a program that report space usage inside a rar file. ...
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How to expand the file system for RPi emulation with QEMU?

I've recently grabbed a pre-compiled version of QEMU running Raspbian Wheezy for use on Windows as I would like to do some testing and a dev environment like this is far more kind than using the ...
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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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Windows Server 2008 R2 setting an overall disk quota (not per user)

I'm setting up a disk partition specifically for MySQL Community Edition database logs. I would like to be notified when disk space has reached a threshold (say 85% full). It looks like disk quotas ...
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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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VirtualBox: Failed to perform an online medium merge (VERR_DISK_FULL)

I'm running a Windows VM on a 128GB SSD. I allocated a 127GB virtual disk to the VM, thinking it could take up all the room on the drive. What I forgot to account for is the disk space required by the ...
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Recovering HDD Space From Failed Linux Install

I had a dual-boot (Windows/Linux) on my laptop a while back, but the Linux partition became corrupted when I tried to install a different version of Linux and overwrite the previous one. How do I ...
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Disk usage increasing on its own

I am using ubuntu 13.10. I checked disk usage using df. Following was the result df --block-size=1 /dev/sda1 Filesystem 1B-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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OneDrive filled up my server - how to stop syncing a particular folder on a particular machine?

Recently I moved all my phone pictures off my phone to my laptop SkyDrive / OneDrive folder. I have a GoDaddy server that I use for development work. It had about 6 GB free, and that space ...
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Does Visual Studio 2013 Express require space on the system drive? [duplicate]

Does Visual Studio 2013 Express require space on the system drive? I have only ~5GB free on C:/. I ask because I remember that VS2012 takes lots of space on system drive even if you choose to install ...
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How does installing many heavy applications harm a computer? [duplicate]

Say, if I have disk space to spare and I will work with only one application at a time, and many would be rarely, but yes, used, how can installing many heavy application that use much ram harm a ...
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Constantly running out of space with nothing installed

I'm running out of space on C:. Problem is I have deleted EVERYTHING. I don't understand where the space has gone. It's like it doesn't "regenerate" when I delete files. I've uninstalled Visual ...
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Resize Primary Partition in Ubuntu

I've set up a Ubuntu server the wrong way round. On a 2TB hard drive I gave 20GB to the root system partition and 1.8TB to home. I'd like to reverse this. I'm reading there is a tool, which may be ...
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Reclaim disk space after deleting Outlook Emails

I have thousands of emails that I will be deleting from Outlook shortly. I am hoping to free some disk space after doing so. Will Outlook automatically release the memory used by emails after I delete ...
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Analyze disk usage on a retina mac

Disk Inventory X doesn't work on retina screens. Even if I set it to Scaled -> More Space, the window spawns too small to use and if I resize it I get the "rect width is not an integral value" error ...
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VisualSVN server and disk space

I have an old computer which serves me as SVN server. I have also a laptop computer on which I do my work and then commit files to the server via home router. I recently checked disk space on C: on ...
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Optimize disk management in Windows 7 Home Premium

My disks go from 30 GB to 17 GB of free space, causing unexplained constant fluctuations. How can I optimize and get the maximum amount of free space?
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Drive C filled up all of a sudden

I have windows 8 PC with 16GB Ram and 2TB hard drive. Drive C has 150GB allocation with only 3.5GB left. Drive D has more than 1TB left. I use TeamViewer to remotely connect to my PC. This morning, ...
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Not enough space in dmg file

I created a password protected dmg file (http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/encrypt-mac-folder/) but when I try to add content to the mounted dmg file I receive a 'not enough space' message. I have enough ...
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What causes files to use up more more disk space than the file size suggests?

du was showing some drives with much less space than I was expecting, and ls -alh also showed the sum at the top to be a factor of three more than the sum of the individual files. Following this ...
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Where is the 3GB+ hidding?

I have the problem of /usr taking too much space on the server. ws4-clarind:~ # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/system-root 4.8G 988M 3.6G 22% / udev ...
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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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How can I to 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? The way Microsoft ...
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Unable to open file because startup disk is full

I was trying to open my excel file from my disk-based thumb drive when i got the following error message I proceeded to make space on my hard drive by emptying my recycle bin and deleting some ...
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Confused about df and lsblk commands showing different information?

$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT xvda1 202:1 0 20G 0 disk / xvda3 202:3 0 896M 0 disk [SWAP] $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 7.9G ...
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Why does it seem like I only have 99.8 GB of space, instead of 128?

I have a new Dell laptop with a 128 GB SSD, that came with Windows 8, which I recently updated to 8.1. When I check my free space it only shows 58 GB of free space out of 99.8 GB. I have two ...
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Increasing virtual hard drive capacity in vbox

I am using Virtual Box. I have a virtual hard drive storage 8GB (dynamic allocated). Later on, that drive is full. I don't know how to increase the capacity. Therefore, I decide to add the second ...
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Ubuntu Server shows that I am running out of disk space, but I can't figure out where it is being used

I am showing that I am running out of disk space and I am having trouble uploading, but I can't figure out where the disk space is being used. I am supposed to have 19 gigabytes, but it looks like ...
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increase /home size from root folder

The following is my partition in linux (ubuntu) Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda7 42G 11G 29G 29% / udev 2.0G 4.0K 2.0G 1% /dev tmpfs ...
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WD External Hard Drive Not Showing Entire Capacity

I've got a Western Digital Elements 320 GB External 7200 RPM (P/N: WDBAAR3200ABK) Hard Drive. It's not been mine for very long-it's second hand, and used to contain some sort of Wii games collection. ...
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How do I display the disk space purging a package would free under Debian?

I would like to remove unneeded packages. I have already removed large files (using k4dirstat) and the only left bit is a few hundreds of packages I installed but I do not use most of them (the ...
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Used space on Disk C: doesn't match actual used space [duplicate]

Used space on Disk C: doesn't match actual used space. Difference is around 30 GB. Results of chkdsk: 116859903 KB total disk space. 70064692 KB in 249924 files. 135696 KB in ...
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How to detect who is consuming permanently space on Hard Disk

My System Disk "C:\", where is installed Win7x64 OS has 80 GB. I hah last time free space 8 GB, after uninstalling some apps and cleanup Disk, BUT every day disk free space is varying from 8 to 1 GB, ...
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Shrinking ext4 partition: fdisk won't allow to recreate the partition at the same start block

Last time I shrank a partition, it was just as easy as deleting it and recreating it from the same start sector. But this time, fdisk won't allow to recreate the partition from sector 63, it forces ...
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C Drive shows almost full space used, but not [duplicate]

C drive shows 1.8 gb free of 50gb on Windows 8 but when I select all the files(hidden files included) and check the property it shows 42.7gb. What could be the problem and what could be the possible ...
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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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Is a 120GB SSD enough for Windows 8 plus essentials? [closed]

I am looking to acquire an SSD but I am wondering if 120GB is enough or should I go with 250GB. I am going to use Windows 8.1 and the biggest softwares installed will be: Battlefield 4 (may get to ...
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Shrink Dynamic VDI to real size

My Dynamic VDI has occupied 56.2 GB space on the NTFS partition with Windows 7 Host. I am running a Ubuntu Server on the machine and it only occuipies 4.1 GB Command: df -h Shows Filesystem ...
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How is free space reclaimed when files are deleted in Windows?

Whenever I delete a large set of files (multiple GB's) I noticed that this doesn't free space as much as I would expect. My expectation is that if I delete a certain amount of data my free space will ...
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Windows 8 just keep eating all the space on C: drive

Here is what I see. I'm running W8 as VM and did expand drive couple times. I just work on this PC(software development) and it's constantly rising. There is also no connection between "all files" ...
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How to resize a ubuntu partition to make more room for windows

My laptop has Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 installed alongside each other. My laptop has two 225GB hard drives. I give Ubuntu 133.65GB and I give Windows 87.76GB on the same hard drive (C). My problem ...
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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 obstinately shrinking the pagefile

I admit I have rather small free space available on my C:\ drive (only 3-4 GiBs usually, with a 4 GiB pagefile being around), but what really annoys me is this: Windows sometimes does an operation(1) ...
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Removing files on ZFS does not free disc-space

I'm trying to free space on a ZFS by removing files. They are large (>1GB) so it should show in the numbers. Unfortunately, after unlinking the files, df does not show any increase in available ...