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

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Over 20GB of disk space is gone?

System drive, OS is Windows 7 x64 SP1 Ultimate. Windows Explorer shows 100GB of used space. TreeSizeFree shows 75GB of used space. Total Commander and FAR confirm TreeSizeFree's measurements ...
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Microsoft Virtual PC maximum hard disk PC

What is the maximum space that I can allocate on a MS Virtual PC 2007?
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Why doesn't Windows XP show “Total Size” and “Free Space” for USB flash disks?

When I double click on My Computer, I can immediately see the Total size and Free space for internal and external HDDs, and inserted CD/DVD media, but in the same columns I cannot see these values for ...
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Why does Windows occupy more disk space, compared to Linux? [closed]

Why does a Windows install take so much place compared to most Linux distributions, despite being capable of much less? For example, a standard Ubuntu installation takes about 4 GB and can actually be ...
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How to expand C drive in window 2003

My C drive is 18GB. I have other 18GB unpartined space on same HD. I know that in vista i have the option to expand the disk by going in diskmanagement . How can i do in window 2003
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Logging when /tmp full

I'm trying to track a bug which corrupted some tables in mysql and I need to know, what happens if /tmp gets full at the same time some update query executes, will it fail? If does, where does this ...
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Expand size of disk image after dd operation

Background : I used the debian wheezy raspberry pi build, a generic kernel image with qemu to build a raspberry pi image. I copied the resulting image to the SD card with dd. That SD card is a 16 gb ...
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Linux Disk Usage and Disk Size don't agree [Fedora 11]

I'm having an issue on a Xen VM where (running as root) df and baobab agree that 94% of my disk is used (25G out of 28G), but du only counts a fraction of total disk utilization (3.3G). The server ...
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External hard drive is full after running AVG PC Tuner, but WinDirStat indicates otherwise [duplicate]

I recently downloaded AVG PC Tuner, and performed a disk check on my 1 TB external drive. When it completed, it found no issues. However, my hard drive is now almost full when I had about ...
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Zerofree never ends. Is it doing anything?

I have been trying to use zerofree to reduce the size of my VM. It worked fine for one filesystem, but the other was mounted on / so it wouldn't let me. Then I figured I could use the 'recovery ...
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Rebuilding tree of reiserfs partition with no free space left

$ dd if=/dev/zero of=qqq bs=1M count=40 $ mkfs.reiserfs -f qqq ReiserFS is successfully created on qqq. $ mountlo-0.6 qqq ~/mnt/tmp $ cat /dev/frandom > ~/mnt/tmp/qqq cat: write error: No space ...
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I can't copy my file into my 2GB memory stick

I have a Verbatim 2 GB memory stick that I need to copy an MP4 movie onto to post off. The movie is 544.5 MB. As far as I can see, all other files have been removed from the USB stick, but it says ...
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How to reduce the size of Microsoft Office installation (updates)?

In 2014 Microsoft has released several updates for its Office 2013 suite: these updates are huge: ~1 GB / update / month Microsoft proposes updates for some Office components that are not even ...
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How to find out what eats up my hard drive space on OS X?

First of all, I do use Clean My Mac 2, but even so, something is still eating up my hard drive space. For example yesterday I had 27 GB free space, today I only have 22 GB. I haven't downloaded or ...
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Windows 7 Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool fails when trying to clean C:\windows\winsxs

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition and I am tyring to run the Windows 7 Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool, DISM.exe, have to try and clean/reclaim some space from ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Recurring Low Disk Space issues

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on one 80GiB disk partitioned as two equal. The second one is mounted as my home folder. The reasons for the partitioning are historic and I don't think they're relevant ...
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How to monitor free space and automatically delete oldest files on Linux?

I have a software application that continually writes files to disk at high speed. Each file is modest in size (less than 10 MB or so), but they are created every 1-2 seconds underneath a specified ...
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Why do System Restore points vary in size so much on Windows XP?

I've just been looking on my Win XP system with TreeSize Free and find that in System Volume Information I have 18 Restore Points taking up around 12.2 GB of disk space in total. I also find that the ...
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My disk at half size after formatting

I'm a long time linux user, I'm also a Windows user, after formatting my brand new USB dongle I get ~30Gb from the partition table available to create a new partition where the nominal capacity of the ...
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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 ...
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Is it usual to have 14Gb of .dll files? How to reduce it?

I am trying to free space of my Windows 8.1 drive. I have noticed using WinDirStat that there are almost 14Gb of .dll files. Is this usual? If not, how could I clean the unused .dll files?
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Whatever happened to compressed read/write filesystems?

Back in the 90s, my home computer was an Acorn Archimedes. It had on it a piece of software called ArcFS, which allowed you to create compressed archives, a bit like zip files. Unlike zip files, they ...
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Can we store unlimited data in a Disk [closed]

I was wondering that can we store unlimited data in a disk. So I just started researching that how can we do that. Well at first it seems quite inappropriate question but when I come to know about ...
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Mac OS X Difference between actual and displayed space usage

I checked my Macbook Air's disk usage with 'ncdu' tool and found that there is a big difference between my actual space usage and the displayed one. It has a 128 GB SSD and it's running OS X Mavericks ...
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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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du which counts number of files/directories rather than size

I am trying to clean up a hard drive which has all kinds of crap on it accumulated over the years. du has helped reduce disk usage, but the whole thing is still unwieldily not due to the total size, ...
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ZFS on linux: switch partition to whole disk

There is a ZFS pool with raidz1 in it. The pool is created on top of three 2TB drives using the whole disk and a 2TB partition on a 3TB drive. What is the recommended process to reconfigure the pool ...
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Hard Drive Space Automatically Freed Up when the Hard Drive becomes Full?

I once completely filled my old computer's hard drive (it said 0kb left) and I noticed that after turning the computer off and then back on that the computer had freed up some hard drive space. I ...
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Make 3TB hard drive appear as two (2TiB+750GiB) with MBR

Some manufacturers of external hard drives with capacity exceeding MBR partition capacity seem to sell them pre-partitioned to a 2TiB partition and one with the remaining capacity. Tools are ...
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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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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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How to find and delete a huge folder that was moved from Linux to Windows

I was hoping someone could help me with this: This morning, I moved a huge folder with data (about 40GB) from my Linux partition to my Windows partition. However, I forgot to actually shut down ...
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windows folder size more than 30 GB [duplicate]

I am using windows 7 with 8GB RAM for last 8 months, C drive of 75 GB currently out of space, 8GB Page file (on auto manage) and 8GB hibernate file, i checked windows folder is of more than 30 GB. is ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it safe to remove the Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Professional setup files?

I have a folder located within Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0 that contains the setup files and takes up a lot of disk space. Can I remove it safely, and why doesn't the Adobe installer ...
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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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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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What is the “drive level/low space” warning threshold for Windows 7?

What is the limit for the theshold for Windows 7 to trigger a "low space" warning? (here indicated by the red bar) and is it customiseable? I think it is 10% but I am not sure and can't find any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...