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

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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 ...
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Do someone know how to use this 8 GB space in ny computer?

I have same thing from a long time. I want to extend this 8.31 GB to c or d any drive. I tried but I got a error. see reference image. Do someone know how to do this in windows.
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Does compressing all files on a 50% full disk partition slow down performance?

Windows Vista SP2, (uncompressed 100 GB Drive C is 50% full and Windows file indexing is on): Drive C, where all the program files, \Windows folder and all my data is located is half full, enjoys ...
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Windows 7 C: drive is full, but folders don't add up

I'm baffled. My C: Drive is showing up as almost full at 127GB out of a 138GB hard drive capacity. However, when I add up all the folders, they only add up to 73GB. That's a whole whopping 54GB ...
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RedHat lost space

I have a problem with one server and I really don't know what happen, so I will appreciate any help/suggestion. On one partition have 42GB space. yesterday i saw that this partition is full 100% so i ...
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Disk Management is not working properly

My Windows 7 computer's Disk Management is not working properly. I can shrink the D: drive which is not primary partition, the unallocated space comes out. I then tried to create a new simple volume. ...
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ubuntu report wrong disk usage on /

On my ubuntu 11.10, /dev/sda3 (150GB) is mounted on / and /dev/sda1 (80GB) is mounted on /home. My entire disk has 250GB and the system is reporting I am running out of disk space. Here is the output ...
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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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Display filesystem's free space available to the root user

By default, Linux reserves some fraction of a filesystem for the root user, at least on ext4 (to prevent ordinary users from filling the drive completely and crashing the system, and to reduce ...
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Why am I missing space on my hard drive in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is the effective hard drive size lower than the actual size? I have an HP Pavilion DM4 with a 750 GB hard drive. A few days ago, I installed Windows 8 on it, so I am ...
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Free disk space in Windows 7

One of the OS I frequently use is Windows 7. Unfortunately I recently ran out of partition space (partition D:, which has total size 668GB). I uninstalled some big, unused applications. However I ...
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FreeBSD: What is taking up all the space? I find df and du seem to be inconsistent

I have an old FreeBSD (5.3) server and I need to clear space from /var but I cannot seem to find what is taking up all the space. I have 6.8G of total space but I cannot seem to see that much data ...
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Why do different unit parameters for `du` give conflicting results?

I get this output when checking the total amount of space I'm using on my Walkman. david@Milton:/media$ du -b --max-depth=0 WALKMAN/ 14823290693 WALKMAN/ david@Milton:/media$ du -k --max-depth=0 ...
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In Linux, is it possible to get a listing of drives' disk space usage that also shows volume labels?

I know about df, of course, but df does not output volume labels. I have 5 USB hard drives plugged into my NAS box, and would love to know which is which. Current df output: Filesystem ...
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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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Why is windows 7 taking up so much hard drive space?

I have just built a computer with a 60GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. After installing windows 7 home premium, the drivers, chrome, and running windows update a few times it now only has 11GB left on the SSD. ...
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Logical disk lose free space? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 - mysteriously missing free HDD space I have a logical disk (E): 250GB, all files' size is 223GB, but when I click to the disk, It show the disk used 237GB. ...
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Move specific rarely used or non-performance critical files off SSD

I was trying to make some more space on an SSD boot drive today since it is getting very tight for space with C:\Windows stuff and applications that seem to insist on putting stuff on the system ...
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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 ...