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

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How to make dual boot by getting free space from Windows XP Primary Drive

I want to go for Dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu currently, Windows already installed in system with partitions as C: 270GB (Primary Drive);D:10 GB and E:92 GB I want to get 100 GB from C: ...
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Mac Lion OS X - I deleted files, but the disk free space is not increased

I had on Mac Lion OS X just 0.5GB of free space, so I deleted like 15 GB movies => OS X wanted to confirm this operation by filling out the password => I did it and the files were deleted. I checked ...
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How can I use my unallocated space after using 4 partitions already?

I have windows 8/Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot and i have 300 GB unallocated space in my HDD but whe i try to create a new partition it tells me that i have reached the maximum number of partitions(in both ...
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Disk Space Monitoring

I'm looking for a simple way of getting an email alert whenever the diskspace of a server gets above X % or has less than X Mb free. I don't need anything too special, I don't need graphs or ...
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Free Disk Space running low over night (Win 7)

I noticed the last days that I got mysterious warnings on low disk space and I can't determine what occupies my free space. So last night I had 5GB of free space and this morning I'm down to 800MB. ...
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Disk Used Space Anamoly viz Actual Space Used by Files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 - mysteriously missing free HDD space I just got my Laptop and was transferring the content from my Previous Laptop. My Current Laptop has about 326 GB in C:. ...
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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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dd /dev/sda to img on drive

If I run: sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=~/image.img bs=1M Will the image.img (which is located on /dev/sda1) be continuously copied onto itself? As it gets bigger from data, will that additional data be ...
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When /usr is at 100% usage, what can I clean up? [closed]

Our web server is showing 100% usage for our /usr partition. I've cleaned the logs, which cleared almost nothing. What else can I remove?
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Why is enterprise hard drive capacity so limited? [closed]

I am a (Java) developer currently working in Investment Banking and I have always wondered why it is so difficult to increase the capacity of mapped drives on the *nix servers we run our applications ...
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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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More methods of freeing up space on my C drive

I'm trying to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 8 and the installer told me I need at least 16 Gb of free space on the C partition. I've already used most of the common tricks of freeing up space on C ...
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How do I extend logical partitions?

I have 500GB of Harddisk space. Following is the structure Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT ...
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free disk space disappeared on SSD

Today my disk got full. It was surprising, because I've been running the same automated script for a few months, with plenty of space, and no issues. I don't understand where it's gone. du reports ...
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Why does Microsoft Office installation allocate 1.5GB disk space even if I don't select any of its products?

Each product require 20-200MB disk space. But the installation requires a ~1.5GB base disk space regardless of what you install. What does it use that 1.5GB disk space for?
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My SSD doesn't have enough space to upgrade to windows 8

I am trying to update my Windows 7 PC to Windows 8 and am having problems with the space on my C: drive. I have two drives in my computer, one 64 GB SSD (my C:) which has my windows 7 on it and a 1 ...
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How to check allocation unit size on a hard drive on Ubuntu 12.04

How can I check on Ubuntu 12.04 allocation unit size on my hard drives? Is there any simple way (as a terminal command), I've been searching for this info in Disk Utility, but couldn't find it.
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the effect of large number of files on disk space in unix filesystems

If I have a text file in Unix that contains N-many independent entries (e.g. records about employees, where each employee has a separate record), is it expected that this file will take up less space ...
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Monitoring disk space

I am looking for an app like WinDirStat or SpaceMonger for Windows, preferably command line. I want to set up a script to run regularly whcih will generate a report similar to what you see in ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - Session.log filling hard drive

Here's a goofy problem. On my Ubuntu computer the session.log and session.log.old files have been continually filling up the hard drive. I've got a 80gb partition for the OS and these logs have ...
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Cannot create a partition because of out-of-space message

I have 69GB of un-allocated space on my hard-drive. When I try to create a partition in it, I get the error message below telling me that there is not enough space to create it. Why am I getting this ...
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Free Space not shown in partiton even after extending it through gparted

I have a Ubuntu machine running 12.04 LTS on it. I had a very small "/" partition at the beginning, say of 16 GB. Now i added a 50 GB to it which i split from another partition and added to the "/". ...
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Is it possible to stop the color of the 'remaining disk-space bar' from changing to red when there isn't a lot of space remaining in Win7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the disk space left warning in Windows 7? For example, if on drive C:, which has total space of 465 GB, I have something like 50 GB of space remaining, the ...
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Why do we need multiple passes to erase data securely? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is using multiple passes for wiping a disk really necessary? I read some answers on a question that said that : After deleting some data from a hard disk - Doing ...
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Files not accessible

My system is running on a PC with C:\ Drive out of space. So I tried to delete some files and clean up to get more space. I found that the %Temp% (C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Temp) takes lots of ...
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Get Python to raise MemoryError instead of eating all my disk space

If I run a Python program with a memory leak, I would normally expect the program to eventually die with MemoryError. But instead, what happens is that all the virtual memory is used until my disk ...
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Can I change the path and directory of the “hiberfil.sys” on Windows 8 due to reduce my C:\ disk usage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change location of hibernation file in Windows 7? I have a SSD with 32GB and a HDD with 500GB on my notebook and after 3 months using Windows 8 it startd to ...
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which OS requires minimum disk space to install? [closed]

which OS requires minimum disk space (it should have a basic desktop) ? The latest ubuntu requires 5gb https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/installation-guide/powerpc/memory-disk-requirements.html while ...
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How to see whats taking up space on your hard drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Visualize files and directories Im thinking of switching to one of the macbook pro retinas with a 256gb ssd, im making the move from a 512gb hd, which at the moment is ...
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Recover disk space used by Windows installer

Updating to Windows 8 Pro on my PC consumed an additional 20 Gb or so and I'd like them back. How do I recover the space used by the installer / updater?
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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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Stop Google Chrome hoarding previous update versions?

I use Google Chrome on a Windows 7 tablet with limited SSD space, which fills up quickly. One irritating cause of lost disk space that I've established is, Google Chrome not only auto-updates ...
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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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How do I find out how much space a Metro App consumes in Windows 8?

For someone who is short on storage space (like on a Macbook Air -128 GB - Dual partition), each app counts towards storage. And what is the easiest way to find out?
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3TB drive inside a 9 year old PC

I use a 9 year old PC (P4) as backup server, and need more space. I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Now I have one external 2TB drive that is full. I can buy another external 2TB drive, or a 3TB drive, ...
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Get list of all installed software in each Virtual Machine

To manage my all virtual machines, I have purchased VMWare infrastructure but one thing I need eagerly is having: status of machine, a list of installed software and disk usage for each virtual ...
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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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What free space thresholds/limits are advisable for 640 GB and 2 TB hard disk drives with ZEVO ZFS on OS X?

Assuming that free space advice for ZEVO will not differ from advice for other modern implementations of ZFS … Question Please, what percentages or amounts of free space are advisable for hard disk ...
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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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Get extra hard drive space from Windows 7

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 (dual-boot) on my laptop. For some reasons I want some more space in my Ubuntu partition. I have installed gParted in Ubuntu. Now is it recommended to get this ...
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How can I disable the low disk space warning on a single drive in Windows 8?

Id like to disable the low disk space warning, ideally for a single drive in Windows 8. My gut feeling is that is it will be an all or nothing change. Any ideas?
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What happens if wget runs out of disk space?

I'm about to run wget to mirror a large website for offline viewing. I'm worried the site might be too large for my hard drive and my download getting screwed up. Is there any way for me to figure out ...
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How to watch disk free space change on Linux?

As the title implies, I want to know how to watch disk free space change on Linux instead polling it periodically via statfs. When the free space is changed, a signal is emitted to allow the ...
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GB Calculation on SSD. Am I just lucky?

I have recently installed a OCZ Vertex Plus R2 VTXPLR2-25SAT2-120GB 2.5 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 120 GB SSD. I figured I would have about 110 to 112 GB knowing that hdd/ssd ...
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Running out of disk space on /home directory?

I have a 200GB HD and have just installed Linux Mint (12 - KDE) as the only OS (I formatted and wiped my previous Windows 7 installation). I am in the process of installing my "sandbox" and because ...
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Downsides of a small allocation unit size

Since I work in web development and bandwidth is always an issue, I make every effort to reduce the size of my files, especially images. As a result I have at least 10,000 files that are all around ...
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Windows 8 disk space usage vs Windows 7

The official Microsoft Windows 8 (64 bit) disk space requirements are the same as Windows 7: 20 GB. In actual practice, how does Win8's disk space usage compare to Win7's? Specifically, how does disk ...
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Turning 4 GB SD card into 2 GB SD (for AKAI MPC 2000xl)

I got a device (AKAI MPC 2000xl) that allows me to use 2GB SD cards only. How can I format a 4 GB card to make device think that it is 2 GB? Notes: It is absolutely okay if I lose 2 GB of space. ...
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HDD Free Space is Inconsistent

I suspect something strange about my disk usage. I had 9GB of free space on my primary partition and then after two days suddenly I had 16GB free. I had not since installed, deleted, or downloaded ...
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Huge log files consuming entire hard drive

My hard drive keeps becoming full, and I thought it was just normal usage, but now that I pay attention, rsyslogd is hogging the CPU, and I think the drive is being filled by log files: > la -S ...