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

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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 ...
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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 ...