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

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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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Smart disk error?

I performed disk tests with DLGDIAG and HDAT2 and none found bad sectors, but there is a !Smart error flag in HDAT2, What does this mean? Here's a screenshot.
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How to clear 217Gb of <Unknown> space on my C drive?

I have a Dell XPS 15 (2013 model L521X - Windows 7) with a capacity of 680.3Gb on the C drive. But WinDirSat says that 217.4Gb of that space is and I can't access it! SpaceSniffer says that 215.8Gb ...
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VMware player disk clean up

I am currently running the free version of VMware player which corresponds to workstation 10. I am trying to figure out how to run the disk clean up utility to free up space on the virtual drive. I am ...
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Is this an accurate strategy for deleting files from C:\Windows\temp safely?

I read today that if you want to delete files not deleted by disk cleanup on Windows 7 in C:\Windows\temp that you should first restart your computer, and then after logging back in delete only files ...
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Missing disk space in Windows XP

On my mother's Lenovo laptop, Windows XP claims that the hard drive is almost full. According to the properties window, 52.7 out of 55.2 GB is in use: By deleting temp files from Internet Explorer, ...
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How to determine available free space on Ubuntu?

I am in a situation where I am getting an error when I try to save a file to my Ubuntu server via ssh. It says there isn't any available space left. I don't know how that can be true. What should I do ...
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Can i remove previous version of Google Chromes on Mac OSX?

The picture was generated from space analysis app named "GrandPerspective". I tried to free more space for my Macbook Air but what i've found in /Applications/Google Chrome/Contents/ folder, As ...
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Checking server space in CentOS 6.5; is it added to a folder or the whole system?

I have a CentOS 6.5 server. This server had an hard disk with “X” GB of space. Then the sysadmin added more space via vSphere. Is this additional space is available in any folder or only in a specific ...
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Why is the free disk space on an external drive varying wildly while copying files on it?

I'm using Windows 8.1 Explorer to copy image files from my Android mounted as media device, onto an SSD connected via a USB 2.0 drive enclosure (NTFS). While the copying goes on, the free disk space ...
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Potentially missing 10GB space on C drive.

I'm using windows 8.1 on my laptop and I's using a 512GB SSD drive as the system drive (C drive). I have recently found out that my C drive is potentially missing almost 10GB space. Please see the ...
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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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Defrag SSD when partioning the drive

I've been wondering if it changed anything to defrag an SSD drive in order to move all the used clusters "in front" and keep the ones "in the back" open for, for example, partioning the hard 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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What process manages disk storage in Windows?

Which Windows process is responsible for determining the low level space management and allocation? For example, that the data goes to this block, this segment etc.
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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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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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Are storage pools basically another term for JOBD? [migrated]

I am reading up on Storage for Windows Server 2012 R2 and I am trying to understand the purpose of Storage Pools. The way they make it sound is that you can create one big expandable ever growing ...
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Showing different space in Windows and Mac [duplicate]

I have a Mac which has a 500GB drive. I used bootcamp to split the whole drive into 300GB for Mac OSX and 200GB for Windows 7. However, when I went into Windows, I found the spaces for the two ...
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Almost half of disk space unaccounted for on Windows 7 computer

I'm trying to determine what's eating almost half of disk on my Windows 7 Lenovo laptop but haven't been able to determine what. I read some of the answers on this site but none of the causes seems ...
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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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Compiling the Linux kernel, how much size is needed?

I have downloaded the newest most stable Linux kernel, 2.6.33.2. I thought I would test this using VirtualBox. So I create a dynamically sized harddisk of 4 GB. And installed CentOS 5.3 with just the ...
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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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Why has my drive space increased by 10GB? [closed]

My hard drive space has mysteriously increased by 10GB. I haven't uninstalled anything. I know of the pagefile but could it account for 10GB? Prior to this, my laptop was off and I had removed the ...
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Is windows 8.1 enterprise supposed to take up 27GB on a fresh install?

Windows 8.1 Enterprise + Visual Studio 2013 pro update 4 is taking 35.7 GB. (mind you I have not installed anything other than Google Chrome) All I want this partition on my mac pros SSD is for ...
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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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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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2 additional partitions next to windows 8

so im trying to move my windows to different disk without harming them, and suddenly I found those two partitions in my disk: Can I just delete them or are they something important? from what I ...
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How do I get my winsxs folder to be smaller on windows 7, above and beyond all of the standard disk clean up? [duplicate]

I'm running my computer on a small 100GB SSD. I noticed that there was 22GB left on it, and I started to investigate. The biggest culprit on my machine was a 32GB WinSxS folder. I was flabbergasted. ...
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What's using up my disk space?

My Vista 64 installation has drive C, a 150 GB hard drive. I also has a 1.5 TB drive D. My C drive has 12.3 GB free. I don't know what's using up all the space. There's almost 83 GB unaccounted ...
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How to delete lost files in NTFS drive

I faced a problem like the one described here. Basically, after connecting my NTFS external hard drive to my TV, two folders were lost, appearing only as a 0KB file. I have been able to recover the ...
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Wrong disk space displayed

My main SSD shows me that I have 2.51Gb space left. But when I add up everything in C:/ by selecting all (including hidden folders and Windows folder) and looking at properties, it only takes ...
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Report on email about low disk space

I would like to know if there's a special tool or a way to write a script, which will monitor the left free disk space, and when it's lower that the value I put as a default, this tool will generate a ...
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Huge size of the system32/config folder

My 128 GB SSD disk is running out of space, so I am looking for the multiple ways to save the disk space: Disabled the hibernation, Cleaned up the Windows backup-data, Moved the swapfile to other ...
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how to find out real data usage of C drive in windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have a wired issue as in below screen shot. from within C drive, select everything and view from properties, total is around 40GB. however, if i view from "This PC", suppose to see 60GB free, but ...
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Disk space usage on a MyBook Live

Western Digital makes an automatic backup tool called SmartWare. When I tested it out and backed up just a couple of directories from a Windows machine, it works great - except that files taking up ...
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How does a virtual machine get the space

I have just created a win7 virtual machine on a win8 host. I assigned the client machine more than 30 GB of disk space. Does that mean I have 30 GB less to use on my host? I am asking because it looks ...
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Windows Server 2012 Missing Disk Space

I'm completly lost here, have no clue where the other 20gbs have gone. Could anyone assist me?
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Why does the drive report full?

A computer shows often in the morning en error telling that the hard disk ran out of space, but in reality the disk is less than half full. It is a SDD disk. In Window Explorer, the disk displays ...
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How do I remove windows features from disk in windows 7

This article says that one can use DISM /Remove to remove features from disk, changing the status to "Disabled with Payload Removed" instead of just "Disabled." When I tried, it said: ...
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Merge two unallocated spaces

I'm wondering if I could merge two unallocated spaces as shown in the picture below: Even by using any third-party application? Thanks!
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What is filling up my C drive? [duplicate]

I just started a new job and inherited someone else's computer. Earlier this week I got notifications saying that my C: drive was almost full, so I cleaned a few things out. In the process I ...
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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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Dismiss low disk space prompt (Suspend, Power Off, Continue)

I'm running a Windows 7 virtual machine under VMware Fusion 5. The VM is out of disk space, and I'm getting the following prompt: The prompt says: VMware Fusion has paused this virtual machine ...
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Linux returns “No space left on device” while copying data to a non-full USB flash drive

I'm trying to copy a file to a USB flash drive. The drive does not have a write-protect switch. df gives the following: $ df -h . Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sde1 ...
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Check Disk Usage in Windows 7 [duplicate]

How do I view the disk usage of all folders in Windows 7? I need to get the same result I would in Linux with the command df -h. I'm mainly interested in seeing which disk and folder is consuming the ...
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What if I checked the box “Compress this drive to save disk space” on an SSD?

I was wondering how it would effect an SSD if this was checked: I was just curious whether it would save my SSD disk space?
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Is it safe to remove /var/cache to free space?

I am trying to free some disk space from my Ubuntu 12.04 installation before making an image of the partition. I was wondering if it is safe to delete the contents in /var/cache? Here are the top ...
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Low Disk Space on Windows 7 [closed]

This is about my office computer (Windows 7) on which I want to install TeXmaker. I realised that I had not enough disk space for TeXMaker. However I thought it would be a good idea to uninstall ...
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Unexpected free disk space decrease?

On my Windows 7 PC, the free disk space has gone down by 1GB even though I haven't downloaded or installed any new files and I haven't downloaded any updates or other things? What could have made the ...