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

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Can you change the storage bar on “my computer” to indicate remaining space instead of used space?

Can you change the storage bar on "my computer" to indicate remaining space instead of used space?
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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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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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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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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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How do I back up images with limited disk space?

I'm in a scenario where I have one 500GB hard drive and about 400GB of images I want to tar. I obviously won't have enough disk space, but I don't mind getting rid of the images as they are added to ...
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Checking disk capacity in windows of remote servers

I am working in windows and I wanna to find out through command line disk capacity of remote windows servers. For ex: I am @localhost, now I want to know whether D: drive of server 172.68.68.68 is ...
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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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750Gig Hard Drive shows full with only 315Gigs used

I have a Win7 laptop with a 750Gig C: drive. It came partitioned with 714Gig usable from manufacturer. I installed programs, music files, etc up to 285 gigs. As of a few weeks ago it showed 285 ...
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How to compute program size?

I'd like to have a reasonable computation of how much diskspace a certain program uses. Like so: // Fiction $ aptitude size -h latex folder1 250MB folder2 15MB ---------------- total ...
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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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Linux utility for finding the largest files/directories

I'm looking for a program to show me which files/directories occupy the most space, something like: 74% music \- 60% music1 \- 14% music2 12% code 13% other I know that it's possible in KDE3, but ...
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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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Limit disk usage of outlook 2010

I've tried for a while to find a solution to stop Outlook from taking a lot of my disk space. As I can see, Outlook takes up approximately 5 GB to 10 GB of space. I'd like to know if there is any ...
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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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Why is the folder size (in properties) different from the total file/folder sizes in the folder?

Here's my problem I'm trying to do a cleanup of my hard drive, and I'm constantly seeing this scenario: (1) Aggregate folder size: I check the folder size viewing properties right clicking the ...
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Is it safe to delete from C:\Windows\Installer?

I've been looking on an XP machine what is using all that diskspace, and it turns out C:\Windows\Installer is high up there on the list of directories that use the most diskspace. It seems to contain ...
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What is the difference between 'physical' and 'logical' size?

I just found out about the mdls command on OS X which prints out the metadata associated with a given file. This command tells me both a 'physical size' ("kMDItemPhysicalSize") and 'logical size' ...
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My MacBook Pro still inform me about a little free space on my disk

I have a MBP from summer 2010 (the disk capacity 240GB). I am still receiving messages about just a little free space on my disk (I see this message when the current disk capacity is under 1GB - when ...
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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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Troubleshooting large spikes in disk usage on Ubuntu server

I have a server running Ubunutu 12. Today for the second time, the disk usage spiked from 300GB to 500GB in less then an hour. The same thing happened Friday and after about an hour and a half the ...
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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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How to find out the top space-consuming directories or files?

My disk is running out of space: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ... /dev/sda7 803G 715G 48G 95% /home I'd like to go through the whole home directory and find ...
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Windows: How can I see disk space used over time?

I'm looking for a way to capture and visualize used disk space over time. All I need is one number-- bytes used on disk. I store a lot of photos on my computer, so I need a way to estimate when I'll ...
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Why do SSDs have weird sizes?

Why do SSDs have sizes like 240 GB or 120 GB rather than the normal 256 GB or 512 GB? Those numbers make much more sense than 240 or 120.
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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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Windows 7 - missing free HDD space

I have Windows 7 installed on a 45 GB partition, and every now and then it gets full, and I have to resize that partition. I always thought this was quite normal. But it happened again today and this ...
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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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Can I recover my files from a USB hard drive? I don't see any files, but half the disk space is gone.

I have a 500 GB USB drive. Whether I go to Windows Explorer or Finder, the drive shows that about half the drive is free. However, when I open the drive in either Windows 7 or OS X, no files show ...
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How can I to free up drive space from the Windows installer folder without killing Windows 8.1?

On my SSD machine, the C:\Windows\Installer folder is massive and takes up about 15% of my total disk space. Is there a way to clean up that folder without killing Windows 8.1? The way Microsoft ...
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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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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. ...
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What's the minimum occupied space that triggers Windows' low space notification?

Is it a percentage related to the partition size? Or, is it a hard-fixed number? What if it's a non-system partition? Why would it matter to Windows if it isn't installed into it? In my case, I run ...
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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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Why does VMware VM believe its disk usage is larger than it is?

In VMware Workstation 10 I can go to the VM menu, Manage, "Clean Up Disks..." and then magically, it will reclaim a ton of space. What I don't understand is how the resulting folder for my VM is now ...
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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 ...