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

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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 ...
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Extra free space when moving a hard drive to an external enclosure

My secondary 1TB internal hard drive filled up recently, so I bought a 2TB disk to replace it. The cheapest 2TB disk I could find was actually a Buffalo Drivestation USB3 enclosure. I used SyncToy ...
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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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I need to move my entire file system to another hard drive in Fedora

I'm using a computer with two internal hard drives, one is 500GB and the other is 30GB. My file system is stored on the 30GB and now it's full ( I can't even install updates ). I have plenty of space ...
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How to track a program's disk usage over time?

In Windows 7, how can I track how much a program writes to disk over a period of time? For example, if I wanted to see how much Firefox writes to disk in a 24-hour period, how could I do that?
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Fedora says my disk is full, but it isnt

What is happening? I got a fancy ultrabook to work. It has one of those hard drives that has 500gb of hard disk and 20gb of solid state drive. I've mounted the main OS partitions on the solid state. ...
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Expand multiple partitions

I have a disk that is divided into several partitions, like the screenshot. And i nead add to partition C: the unallocated space(19.88GB). I try the normal way but not available, and try the ...
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WinDirStat Save Report Option

When running WinDirStat against a drive, I'd like the option to save the report so that I can look at it later while "offline" away from the system it was run on. I've looked around the program and ...
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Disk usage of a symbolic link

If I check the file size of a symbolic link by stat(), then it reports a nonzero file size equal to the link path string. But when I use du on the link, it reports a size of zero blocks. Is there a ...
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Almost no free space left on D drive, but files/folders only take up little space [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 7. All of a sudden from nowhere, my D: Drive is showing a red bar for space, and it says there are only 620 MB free out of 28.9 GB. Yet when I browse into D:, select all files and ...
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df -k command shows duplicate information in solaris machine, How to get the exact

I am using df -k command to get the total size of the disk space for solaris machine. But, i am getting duplicate info like listing disk space for every user under the same partion. Filesystem ...
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Low Disk Space notification, how can I stop that?

I had formatted my drive to create Drive E:, wherein I will be putting my files. It's 15 GB, then I encrypted almost 14.999gb of it, I know that its really Low Disk Space, because I created an ...
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Deleting windows.old folder [duplicate]

I installed windows 7 many months ago on my laptop, and I don't exactly remember, which method I followed for installation : whether clean Install or startup repair. I find memory shortage and when I ...
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Move multiple SQL Server 2008 databases from C: to D: at once

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 with 323 databases consuming some 14 GB on my C: drive, a fast SSD. Because I want to reclaim some space on my C: drive, I would like to move them to my D: drive. I have ...
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High CPU load due to MySQL on Linux

I am facing an High CPU load due to MySQL process. I googled to get rid of this error but no luck. I found solutions on Google like its happening due to low disk space however on my machine the df -f ...
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How can I clone a directory structure with symbolic links (in-tact, also duplicated)?

We use Kiln for our source control; and back it up by copying the KilnRepositories folder to another (local) drive while the services are all stopped, and then on to a network drive afterwards (the ...
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Huge disk space usage but I can't find what [duplicate]

My Mac's disk is almost full. I've tried to delete files and checked out my /var/log but can't find any 'big' files. What can I do to clean up my Macbook's disk space or to find out what is so huge? ...
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Where is the used disk space if it is not in root

I recently discovered that I only had a very small amount of disk space left. I found that my logs were getting quite huge so I reconfigured logrotate. However, I still have some issues. Using df -h I ...
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VirtualBox guest OS reports higher than actual storage usage

I've been using VirtualBox on Windows 7 to run a guest OS of Ubuntu Server 13.04. Generally this has been used for local testing of MongoDB which claims to be out of space. The guest OS has been ...
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Adding a disk to an Amazon EC2 instance

I am using Amazon EC2 instance where I have low disk space [root@ip-10-59-143-73 ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvde1 5.7G 3.3G 2.3G 60% / none ...
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Ways of recovering a missing .bash_history due to a 100% full disk?

Two Putty sessions were opened to a Debian 6 Linux. Log-files led to a full disk. The bash history of the entire shell sessions is missing, and even beyond that (This may be due to a blocked ...
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Size of Linux VM XL local disk space

I want to create a Linux VM server but I don't know what is the default disk size when you create the new server.
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Why new Windows versions take so much space? [closed]

I have quite fresh Windows 8 installation now and Windows folder takes 20 GB. It was pretty much the same for Windows 7 and Vista. Why is that? I mean it's not like Windows uses many media files or ...
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VirtualBox: Windows 7 Image: Allocating more Hard DIsk Space [duplicate]

I've installed Windows 7 in Oracle VirtualBox. I would like to increase the hard disk size of the virtual disk image so that I can install Adobe Illustrator (Ai). Can I simply stretch the disk size ...
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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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My 500GB external HDD is now only 150gb. What could have gone wrong?

Attempting to hand over my external HDD to a friend of mine for his use, I deleted all the files in my external HDD amount to freeing space close to 470GB. I did it all in my mac. For all I remember, ...
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“No space left on device” error in OpenWRT when there really is space

I ran into a problem with my application running on OpenWRT, where I write files to /tmp which is in RAM. Even though df reports that about 0% is used: root@OpenWrt:/tmp# df Filesystem ...
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Total disk usage for a particular user

I would like to see the total disk usage for myself on a particular file system. I executed the command du -h ~my_user_name However, this lists every directory owned by my_user_name. I would like ...
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SanDisk USB drive - used space doesn't add up

I have a 32GB SanDisk USB drive (vfat partition type). It's as I received it - I haven't played around with the partitioning or added any encrypted sections or anything. The disk properties show that ...
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lost space on the HDD after reinstalling windows

I have a 200 Gbs HDD with vista and I decided to install Ubuntu 12.10 over it, but I found that it erased all the partitions and data and showed the file system as 198 GBs, so I tried to reinstall the ...
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How can I check which part of my linux system uses the most disk space?

I'm having a ubuntu server that is running out of disk space(36GB out of 37GB). I used several methods to check the disk usage, but sounds like the result is quite vague to me. I used following ...
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Backup bootable USB flash in Mac OS X

I have a bootable USB. It runs Linux. The size of USB pen is 8Gb, and linux partitions take less than 200Mb. $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Why would differential backups take less space than full or incremental backups?

According to this article from Microsoft Differential backups require even less disk, tape, or network drive space than incremental backups. Backup time is faster than full or incremental backups. ...
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C:\System Volume Information is taking up 60 GB

I decided to do some spring cleaning on my laptop, and used a disk analyzer to free up some space on my C drive. I've managed to go from about 13 to about 33 GB of space, but I noticed that I was only ...
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Can I use cp to backup and restore Linux

On the same physical machine, the partitions of / and /home are both not large enough. I cannot extend the two partitions directly, since they are the last two partitions. I deleted the two partitions ...
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Multiple hard drive installation

My motherboard has 4 SATA ports. I have 16 Seagate Barracuda hard drives (3 TB each). If it is possible, how do I install these hard drives in my computer?
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size of the disk is more than the size of the files on the disk

I am using windows 7. my c: drive capacity is 75 gb. where the Os is located. The size of the files on the disk is only 50 gb including hidden files. But used space of c drive shows 60Gb. Where the ...
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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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Loop through folder with higher space usage in shell? [duplicate]

I would like to create an script where give me a report of which folders have the higher usage space and keep doing that until there's no folder anymore. Today I do this manually, with: sudo du -h ...
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Win 8 after BSOD huge amount of diskspace is missing

Recently got a BSOD on my PC without a reason (in Win8 it looks much funnier :)), after that I've notised that around 10gb on system partition space is missing. I've checked and cleaned memory dumps, ...
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Unable to create folder/file on root in spite of free space

Since some time I am unable to create file/folder on root. I always log in as root and was able to work properly. My experience is as follows: # pwd /root # mkdir xcxcx mkdir: cannot create ...