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

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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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Add up multiple disks into single storage, replace disk without destroying data

Suppose I have a 1TB disk and a 2TB disk. If I want to use it as a single 3TB disk, there seems to be two solutions on Windows 8. Dynamic Disk in Disk Management Storage Spaces, Simple layout But ...
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Invisible data taking memory [on hold]

For weeks and probably months, I regularly check how space is still available on my Hard Drive. Over the past few weeks, I've lost ~7Gb (going from 850 Gb to 843 Gb). I recently stopped a computer ...
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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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Why is CBS.log file size 20 GB

Two days ago I had full C: drive after which I deleted 8 GB of data. The next day the hard drive was full again, so I continued with deleting another 5 GB, and once again the next day the disk was ...
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What files can take half my mac's disk space

I'm on mac with a 120GB SSD, I don't have much applications and no large files on it. You can see a screen of a Disk Inventory analyse here As you can see in the picture, my SSD is 120GB with only ...
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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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Will it be a good idea to shrink the partition on which OS is installed [closed]

Will it be a good idea to shrink the partition on which OS is installed?I do not have any flash drive or external drive for taking USER folder backup.I want to takeup backup on hard drive but i do ...
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SMART Extended Self Test on a new Hard Disk

Is it normal that the SMART extended self test to run for hours on a new hard disk. So far, the test is running on my laptop for 2 hours. What is it doing? If I stop the test, will it damage the hard ...
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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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Inability to move data from one harddrive partition to another [closed]

A while ago, I was moving data from one partition to another without any problems, but after moving a lot of files I was unable to do it. I am stuck now, especially since the partition containing ...
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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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Virus hides files, shrinks total capacity

A virus infected my hard drive. The drive's capacity is 1 TB and has different type of files on it, 400 GB+ in total. Suddenly all the files disappear, and I tried to show hidden files, but ...
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I disconnected my cellphone while transferring files to its Mini SD card. Now the files aren't there, but I lost the SD disk space

I use Ubuntu 9.10, and the MiniSD card shows as having the space used as if there were files. Baobab (the disk usage analyzer) shows that the card only has 118 MB used (of the 401 Ubuntu claims there ...
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Analyze disk usage on a retina mac

Disk Inventory X doesn't work on retina screens. Even if I set it to Scaled -> More Space, the window spawns too small to use and if I resize it I get the "rect width is not an integral value" error ...
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Does hard drive compression give a performance boost? [duplicate]

I recently formatted a hard drive and was asked if I wanted to enable file compression. I remember hearing a long time ago that as computer processing power improves, it would make sense to have all ...
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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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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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Lenovo Disk Partitions

My disk is partitioned as so: (Full sized image) ...And I'm a little confused, and have some questions: Would the recovery/EFI/OEM partitions not exist unless they are being used? If not, safe to ...
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Claim Free Space / Unallocated space back Mac OSX

I've got a 1TB internal HD that has 213GB of free space that I can't access. 1TB -> -- Macintosh HD 618GB -- Recovery HD 650MB -- BOOTCAMP 104GB -- Unallocated Space 213GB How can I add that ...
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Why is docker reporting 100% disk usage on a fresh ubuntu image?

I am no longer able to use docker or effectively run new images -- it is reporting that I have 100% disk usage. Here, you can see I am launching a pristine copy of ubuntu, and yet it is telling me I ...
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How much hard drive space would I need for a Linux installation? [closed]

New to Linux. Interested in learning more about it. I currently have an SSD with Windows and a 1 TB RAID 1 setup. I'd like to add another SSD with Linux so I can dual boot but I'm not sure how large ...
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Defragmenting using Defraggler made the fragmentation worse and increases “used space”

I decided to do a full defragmentation of my C: drive for the first time this day. The defragmenter I use is Defraggler by Piriform. When I analyzed the drive, it detected 13% fragmentation. After ...
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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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System files taking up more space than my own files, leaving me with almost no free space?

Computer: HP Stream 11 CPU: Intel Celeron 2.16 GHz Processor RAM: 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM Storage: 32 GB SSD OS: Windows 8.1 with Bing I bought an HP Stream 11 back in January, and although it's a cheap ...
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Hard drive free space on Windows [duplicate]

Can somebody explain why the numbers don't match up? Why is the reported size of the selected items less than subtracting the volume's free space from its total size?
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Undo Creating Symbolic Links by copying back the original, rename the file and deleting the link

I used a windows 7 utility to delete exact byte per byte duplicate files and replace them with a symbolic link before I knew that the symbolic link type is not allowed in our corporate domain. I need ...
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BTRFS size on disk 200x larger than actual size

Why is BTRFS so grossly misquoting the size of small files on my filesystem? [pi@rpi scipy]% cat __init__.py | wc -c # literal byte count 4729 [pi@rpi scipy]% du --apparent-size -h ...
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Are filtered events in Process Monitor stored in memory or on disk?

When filtering events in Process Monitor, does it store the filtered events in memory or on disk, or does it just give you a filtered count? The reason I'm asking is, we're trying to figure out what ...
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Why does emptying disk space speed up computers?

I have been looking at a bunch of videos and now understand a bit better how computers work. I better understand what RAM is, volatile and non-volatile memory, and the process of swapping. I also ...
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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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running low on disk space

I am using Windows 7 installed on a 120 Gb SSD. Today I have noticed, that there is only 2GB of free space left on it, so I started to clean things up. I realized that only my user profile takes ...
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Disk drive space inconsistencies when at capacity

I noticed that one of my drives was full after moving some files onto it: I thought it unlikely that copying files of random sizes would result in exactly filling the available space, so I became ...
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How to manage space effectively on a small SSD

How do you manage disk space on a small SSD? I bought a new PC that came with a 128GB SSD (local disk) and 1TB internal drive. The OS takes up most of the space on the SSD. From the moment I turned ...
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Missing disk space on SSD despite no paging file or hibernate.sys

I've been completely unable to find an answer as to why my SSD is missing ~20GB of space that doesn't include decreasing the size of the paging file, disabling hibernation or extending the volume in ...
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Windows won't install

I want to install Windows XP, but this shows up and I can not go further. I have one hard disk. It is split up in two partition. One is primary and is full of documents. The other is logical. I ...
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What is taking so much space on my hard drive? [duplicate]

So, today I have realized that free space on my desktop was suspiciously low (I had only about 60 GB free space). I have a 500 GB SSD and a 500 GB regular hard drive for back up. I don't have a ton of ...
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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 to prevent Windows 7 from creating system restore files and shadow copies?

I have noticed that my Windows 7 partition loses free space about half a gigabyte every day until there is no space left anymore. I can work around this by going to Disk Cleanup -> More Options -> ...
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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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Modify a large file, then be able to rollback changes doing it (almost) inplace

I'm recovering data from a damaged 500GB disk drive. I'm copying data (ext4 partition) to a 500GB image file. The process is taking about 3 months of copying in total (yes, months). So I'm using dd ...
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partition managing not allowing to expand

I wanted to dual boot Linux + win7. I got to the disk management program and discovered that I can not extend the win7 partition. (superuser also wont allow me to post images so I cant stick an image ...
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How do I merge two unallocated, non-sequential partitions on the same logical disk?

I'm wondering if I could merge two unallocated spaces as shown in the picture below: I would like to combine the two unallocated spaces into a single space for further partitioning.
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NGEN is eating up all my disk space

For a couple months now I've woken up every couple days to find my C:\ drive out of space. After some digging I found my C:\Windows\Temp folder was full of 3MB log files -- ~40GB worth, numbering in ...
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Adding a disk to an Amazon EC2 instance

I am using Amazon EC2 instance where I have low disk space [root@ip-10-59-143-73 ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvde1 5.7G 3.3G 2.3G 60% / none ...
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File system activity history tool?

My home PC (Win 7) fills up drive C, either by itself or as a result of something I do or use. I don't download, I keep track of my clouds sync, but GBs of free space mysteriously disappear (about 20 ...
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“Size on disk” column missing in Windows Explorer?

I decided to use the "compress this drive to save space" option on my backup drive, which simply houses a Windows Server Backup. I learned that when viewing file properies for files on a drive using ...
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Reclaiming disk space on Windows [closed]

A lot of disk space is taken up by a default Windows installation in various temporary and backup data that may never get cleaned up on its own. Eventually you realize that the large multi hundred ...
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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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Linux utility for finding the largest files/directories [closed]

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 ...