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

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Newly formatted (NTFS) external hard drive already has 'Used space'. What determines the used space's amount? Is it correlated to the HD's capacity?

I just bought a new external hard drive (WD Elements - 1 TB). In a PC with Windows 7, I formatted it by Right-clicking the drive > Format (Quick Format - NTFS) before using it and, and then checked ...
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What's the minimum recommended free space on a Windows XP partition?

I have a laptop running Windows XP (SP2) with 2GB RAM and a further 2GB page file. It's a company machine, so I have to work with what I'm given and can't add any more storage or memory. What's the ...
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What's the best audio format available when I want to convert my files?

I'm a music lover. I have lot of songs stored on my laptop, but the problem is I'm running out of space on my hard disk, because of the different audio formats which occupy lots of space. Now I want ...
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CCleaner erased most of the free space

I tried to use "Erase free space" from CCleaner in Mac. I was not sure about how it would work. When the process started there was about 175 GB of space available, and when the space started to ...
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Fedora Linux Disk Usage Analyzer falsely reports root at 100% full

I've got a box setup with Fedora 16 that I'm currently using for a small home server. I was having some issues with samba sharing when I ran the disk usage analyzer and found that while I have a ...
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Something eating space on OS drive

I am facing low disk space issue from last few days. I checked with Restore,System Volume Information, $Recycled folders. But there is nothing which is occupying space. I had scanned my system for ...
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Extracting uncommon components from Windows installed on SSD

I have a 50gb SSD harddisk with windows 7 installed on it. I did this for performance for my windows installation and the related applications (Visual Studio, etc). In a projects folder I also store ...
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What should I consider when deciding on how to manage huge personal data? [closed]

I have huge data which contains images, pdf files, application installers and other utility software's with around 600 GB movie collection. I would like to take suggestion how I can sort the same so ...
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Suse linux installed in VMWare not using it's full diskspace

I have a linux server (SUSE Enterprise 11) installed in a virtual machine. Where preallocated disk space is given as 256 GB. But from the linux if I use df -h command it show this statistics: ...
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cvs delete project (module) and reclaim space

We have modules under CVSROOT that were created a while ago, but no more required/ever used or needed. They are just sitting there are consuming disk space. Is it safe to physically delete this ...
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Disk Partition on Ubuntu

I have a 750 GB hard disk and GB RAM. I will setup LAMP on my system. Now my problem is, how I will make the disk partiton so that I will keep 300 GB for my localhost and the rest of memory will be ...
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Diskspace on FreeBSD as a numeric value

I wonder if there is a way to get the capacity of a disk as a numeric value in FreeBSD. I don't want to use df because it doesn't return a single numeric value, du -sch / takes too much time summing ...
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Linux disk usage graphical statistic tools like WinStatDir

Is there a tool like WinStatDir that can present a graphical stats of disk uage? Showing folders/files in different size of rectangles by its disk usage. Looks like Mac has similar drive visualization ...
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Disk-use tool that's hard-link aware [closed]

What tools, akin to Treesize Free (and others of that ilk) are there that are hard-link aware? Either my google-fu is failing, or there aren't that many out there as I haven't yet found one. I've ...
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Files to remove from Windows XP to save space

I'm in the process of backing up an XP system, and I'm trying to save as much space as I can for long term storage. I would like to know what directories that might accumulate with time I can safely ...
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how format a usb drive in the right way? (FAT 32 to NTFS)

I bought two usb drives (8 GB) a few days ago. One of them is HP a v245L - 8 GB and the other one is a Silicon Power - 8GB. Their format was FAT32, so i reformatted them to ntfs with my windows 7 ...
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How do I display the available disk space of a mount in specific format?

I would like to display the available disk space of a mount in xx% format, For example: sh-3.1$ df -h /opt/Application/Disk1/ Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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Can I delete files from C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download?

I need to free space on Windows XP SP3. Q1) What system folders can be safely delete in case I don't need to have restore points etc? Q2) Can I delete content from ...
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chkdsk unable to free space on corrupted RAID 0 partition

I have a two 1TB SATA drives configured in RAID 0. The partition is showing as 100% full despite only containing several hundred gigabytes of data. When Windows boots, chkdsk attempts to ...
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I have nearly 500 GB drive space but can't install Ubuntu

I was trying install Ubuntu 11.04 over and over again via USB driver but it often failed that it says my drive space isn't enough (4.4GB). However, my Windows partition has about 200 GB free space. I ...
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I want to move winsxs folder to another drive. Possible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can winsxs be moved and if so how? My SSD is running out of space. The winsxs folder is by far the biggest holder of space. So I wanted to move the folder to another ...
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preventing Windows from filling up system disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My windows directory is huge I spare 30G for C:\ for Windows 7. As time goes by Windows fill it up. I do not know what can be removed. How can this be solved?
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How can determine how my partition is full even when it appears it is not?

I have run "df -kh" on my FreeBSD box and I see that /var is near 100% full. It was over but I have trimmed what I can but there is less then 500MB total on the partition according to running "du -ksh ...
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track disk usage over time in linux

I know I can use df to get a summary of disk usage right now. I can use du to break down into the detail of how the disk is being used. The problem is I can only see this information for today. ...
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Why does my Windows folder use 75 GB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller? How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows? My dad has asked me to have a look at his ...
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Where are 25 GB of missing disk space on my SSD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows? I highlighted all files and folders in my C drive (with "show hidden files or folders" switched on) in Windows 7 ...
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Disconnected USB drive during NTFS file transfer, will space be reclaimed?

I have a NTFS external drive that I was transfering a large file to. The transfer appeared to be hanging, so I pulled the USB connection. Is the file system smart enough to reclaim the disk space for ...
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Weird GZip / Disk space issue

I'm working on a server which is using PCI Compliant partitioning rules, which means that each of the following directories has its own partition: /, /var, /boot, /usr, /tmp and /home. The server is ...
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Does a smaller cluster size increase the ratio of NTFS compression?

I read that NTFS compression needs a partition formatted with an allocation unit size <= 4KB. Could a smaller cluster size of a partition give more compression and lessen wasted space? For ...
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Finder too optimistic about free space?

Below is a storage overview from "About this Mac" on OS X Lion, running on a Macbook Air. It says: backups 71.07 GB. No data is in the "Other" area, which seems a bit weird, because I have at least ...
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How do I remove the remnants of data from my C: drive?

I have installed Cygwin software which contains C++ and c compiler, debugger and some more things. Later on I decided to install all what Cygwin contains in itself. But I run out of memory on C: disk. ...
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How do install of “Windows 7 Upgrade” on VirtualBox (for use on OS X) w/ minimal disk use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clean Install Using Windows 7 RTM Upgrade I have a license for Windows 7 upgrade, and want to use it via VirtualBox on OS X. Because the Upgrade license doesn't work on ...
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Graphical Monitor for HDD usage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows? I'm on Windows XP and find myself running fairly low on space. Unfortunately upgrading my drive is not an option, ...
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total disk space among directories

I have this structure in my linux filesystem: /folder ...subfolder1 ......temp/ ...subfolder2 ......temp/ ...subfolder3 ......temp/ ...subfolder4 ......temp/ ...subfolder5 ......temp/ And I want to ...
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Windows 7 volume missing

after cleaning C:\Windows directory from $path\SoftwareDistribution I won 2GB. It's okay, and I'm trying to install Visual Studio 2010. Everything went ok and C:\Windows size increased to 17GB. ...
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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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History Timeline of free disk space on a windows system

What is a good and simple tool to monitor and graph free disk space over time on a windows machine? The usual disk visualization tools are not a good fit, as the result should be an timeline of the ...
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Graph free disk space on windows systems

What is a good and simple tool to monitor and graph free disk space over time on a windows machine? The usual disk visualization tools are not a good fit, as the result should be an timeline of the ...
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Size Of Paging File

Why is paging size necessary and why does it balloon now and then. I am using Core 2 Quad. With Windows 7 Professional x32 and 4 GB RAM, still the paging file size is huge near 2.96 GB in C drive. ...
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/dev/sda1, /tmp,/dev/shm

I'm actually putting some files into temporary folder /tmp. And I want to know the capacity of /tmp. I do the 'df -h': Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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Offline folders says there is not enough free space on the drive - but there is (Windows 7)

I have been using Windows Offline Folders for some years now, without too much hair torn out. However, after reinstalling Windows and setting up my tried-out configuration, synchronization stops ...
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Windows 7: application to check folder size in computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Reclaiming disk space on Windows Best free tool to find largest files and folders on a drive I would like check my computer's C: drive for files that consume an lot ...
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My C drive is 20GB large and almost full, how do I regain space?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate installed on my PC. The C drive has a capacity of 20 GB and I have only a few applications installed. Still, the drive shows as being almost full up to its capacity and keeps ...
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Calculate minimum ext3 partition size for certain amount of data

These following ext3 partitions contain identical data. As we can see, the larger the partition size, the more space is required for the same files: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available ...
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Windows 7 - How to make hidden files count when it comes to hard disk space?

I have noticed that hidden files do not count when I hover the mouse to see information on directory size, however hidden files get counted when I click on folder's "Properties". How do I make hidden ...
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ubuntu working on thin client cannot provide accurate disk space reports

We are using thin client systems in our work environment. There is a central ubuntu server and by using thin clients, we are connecting to our homes. The problem is when I try to install an ...
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How does a HP Data Vault (using Windows Home Server) share a logical drive across multiple physical drives?

I've recently procured a HP Data Vault, and have been looking at the partitions in Disk Management. D: (a logical drive) links to two physical hard drives (each with a NTFS partition). Total Disk ...
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Linux: Compressing files despite low disk space

I use Linux. I coded a screenshot program some time ago and now I have 9 GIG of screenshots, 60000 JPEGs, most of them look pretty similar, and I have 300 MB of disk space remaining. What are some ...
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How do you move google apps data folder?

I'm running out of disk space on my C: drive and I found that google application are taking up a lot of space. Picasa, Chrome, Google Desktop etc. Surely there's some nicer solution than hacking in ...
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Out of space while bulding Linux kernel

I am trying to build Linux kernel. I am getting out of space after a while. I unpacked it in /usr/src directory. It seems I have plenty of space. Can you please let me know what can be done about it. ...