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

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What causes files to use up more more disk space than the file size suggests?

du was showing some drives with much less space than I was expecting, and ls -alh also showed the sum at the top to be a factor of three more than the sum of the individual files. Following this ...
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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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How does disk utility show negative disk usage for a USB Drive?

I have a 16GB (I think) USB flash drive. When mounting under OS X, the disk utility reports a capacity of 16.71GB, and available space of 18.52GB. And therefore shows that I have used -1.81GB of ...
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Chrome is 12.2 Gigs - removed about 20 versions and still the same. How to reduce the size?

I was shocked to see Chrome at 12 gigs on my hard drive and found it was keeping versions for some reason. I searched if i could remove these versions and found that i could. In the same thread the ...
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Folder Size 18.7gb but Size on disk 1.33TB - why/how could this have happened? Synology DS212 NAS RAID

To start - I am way out of my comfort zone trying to fix this problem but I am not sure what else to do! We have (2) 3TB hard drives in a Synology DS212 NAS RAID and are constantly running into ...
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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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Different used disk space with du and quota

If I run quota I get: Disk quotas for user XXXXXX (uid xxxx): Filesystem blocks quota limit grace files quota limit grace /dev/md2 1119132* 1048576 2097152 none 6 0 ...
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38gb of Data Used on Hard Drive with New Installation of Windows 7 Ultimate

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate edition on a hard drive with 74.5 GB, but as soon as I checked the computer space I found out 38 gigs were used up. Upon further investigation I found these folders ...
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How to monitor free space and automatically delete oldest files on Linux?

I have a software application that continually writes files to disk at high speed. Each file is modest in size (less than 10 MB or so), but they are created every 1-2 seconds underneath a specified ...
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Ubuntu Server shows that I am running out of disk space, but I can't figure out where it is being used

I am showing that I am running out of disk space and I am having trouble uploading, but I can't figure out where the disk space is being used. I am supposed to have 19 gigabytes, but it looks like ...
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Any way to get a lighter install of the NVidia driver?

This is the official download page. Currently the download is around 200 MB. I really doubt that the a video driver can take that much space, but let's say it does. After install at least 1 GB of ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - Session.log filling hard drive

Here's a goofy problem. On my Ubuntu computer the session.log and session.log.old files have been continually filling up the hard drive. I've got a 80gb partition for the OS and these logs have ...
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I barely have free space in the system partition but I should have much more (Windows 8.1)

At work I have a computer with two hard drives, a 60 GB SSD as the system partition and a 300GB HDD as a data partition. The SSD is almost full or at least that's what I can see in the disk manager ...
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What are those huge one-letter files in Windows folder?

I used WinDirStat to display my hd content to find what take so much space. I found that there are five files of 15.9 GB in C:\Windows folder. Does someone know what are those files? Can I delete ...
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Disk space used by ImageMagick/Ghostscript

I have a 200 MB PDF file input.pdf consisting of scanned images, whose resolution I want to reduce. Under Windows 7 the following command convert -density 200x200 -quality 60 -compress jpeg ...
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AWS - No space on server

I'm having issue with spacing on server. Even after deleting files/folders on server, it's not freeing the space and it shows it is 100% used. Though still space is there on server. I've deleted files ...
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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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“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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I need to move my entire file system to another hard drive in Fedora

I'm using a computer with two internal hard drives, one is 500GB and the other is 30GB. My file system is stored on the 30GB and now it's full ( I can't even install updates ). I have plenty of space ...
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What is using up this space in Linux?

Here's my output of df -h: [root@box root]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 1.8T 231G 1.5T 14% / /dev/sda3 ...
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Weird Disk space usage Ubuntu 10.04

I have an ubuntu 10.04 server. For the past couple weeks, or as long as I can remember my disk space was going down by about 1 kb per minute (I assume from the massive logs). However all of a sudden ...
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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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Finder too optimistic about free space?

Below is a storage overview from "About this Mac" on OS X Lion, running on a Macbook Air. It says: backups 71.07 GB. No data is in the "Other" area, which seems a bit weird, because I have at least ...
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Offline folders says there is not enough free space on the drive - but there is (Windows 7)

I have been using Windows Offline Folders for some years now, without too much hair torn out. However, after reinstalling Windows and setting up my tried-out configuration, synchronization stops ...
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Windows Backup — A very strange gobbling of disk space

I just tried out Windows Backup (7/64bit) and it behaved VERY strangely. I was backing up to a large array. The actual backup data was about 90gb total. When the backup completed the box said there ...
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What is the most suitable hardware configuration for an intranet plone portal with a huge amount of data?

I am using Plone 4, and I want to create a Plone site for the intranet. This site must be able to contain several hundred terabytes of data, including scanned PDF files, each of 50MB in average, and ...
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64GB SSD, 20GB visible, HPA disabled

I have a 64GB OCZ Agility 4 SSD that only shows 20GB available. My first thought was HPA was enabled, so I fired up hdparm only to learn that HPA is disabled. root@PartedMagic:~# hdparm -N /dev/sdb ...
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diskpart failed to clear disk attributes readonly error

I have western digital Hard disk drive of 500gb. It is crashed that is it is getting detected in bios but not it my computer. I can see it in disk management as unallocated hdd. I am trying to remove ...
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16gb flash drive is 3mb large with no free space- have tried diskpart (Windows 10)+cmd.exe vs Win Explorer discrepancy

I used GParted on my flash drive and formatted using WinDiskImager32. Now Windows says my flash drive is 3mb large (it is 16gb). How do I correct this? I have tried diskpart select disk 1 Disk ...
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A lot of MSI###.tmp folders in drive d

I have a problem. When I open drive D: I see a lot of MSI#####.tmp folders I tried to delete them but I got an error: "You must have administrator permissions" Worse, the tmp folders are ...
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Bootcamp win7 hard disk space not freeing after deleting files

I'm running Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro using Boot Camp. I have deleted a chunk of data in Windows 7 and emptied my Recycle Bin, but my hard disk space doesn't seem to free up. Is there any way to ...
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Cannot Use Unallocated Space

I have a Dell T7600 workstation with four 1.82 TB drives in a RAID 5 configuration. Here is a diagram from MegaRAID storage manager: Given space for parity, this leaves me with approximately 5.5 TB ...
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HDD space disappearing on Windows

I have a Windows Server 2008, which has a 300GB HD. It has been running fine for a number of years. However recently it ran out of space. When investigating i ran a tool (WinDirStat) to see where ...
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Hard disk file names are changed to different character

My hard disk files name are changed to different character. Please help me any one. If you have any free tool to recover please share me
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Windows 7 C: drive filling up automatically

I have around 24 GB of free space, but within ten minutes of starting up the computer this free space starts filling up automatically. This continues until free space is down 0 KB, whereupon it says ...
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How to check /var disk space usage by SNMP OID?

How can I check available space on a specific partition like /var using SNMP? the OID .1.3.6.1.4.1.2021.9.1.7.1 refers to available space on the disk. How can get partition's free space?
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inconsistencies between df and du solaris 10

I have a problem with the /var having only 800MB left. yet du -sh /var show only 91MB used while df shows it is 5.4GB used.. I cannot find any symbolic links that will cause this.. so I cannot clean ...
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cant run windows 8.1 setup

i have had windows 10 installed on m,y pc since july 30ish....and ever since i upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1 the pc has been locking up every time i try to do anything...something as simple as ...
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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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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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Determine what has taken up disk space on a retina MacBook in the last 24-48 hours?

MacBook is out of space again: 20GB free yesterday, now 0. Is there a way to locate what has taken up the disk space in the last 24-48 hours?
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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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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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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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Optimize disk management in Windows 7 Home Premium

My disks go from 30 GB to 17 GB of free space, causing unexplained constant fluctuations. How can I optimize and get the maximum amount of free space?
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WD External Hard Drive Not Showing Entire Capacity

I've got a Western Digital Elements 320 GB External 7200 RPM (P/N: WDBAAR3200ABK) Hard Drive. It's not been mine for very long-it's second hand, and used to contain some sort of Wii games collection. ...
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VirtualBox guest OS reports higher than actual storage usage

I've been using VirtualBox on Windows 7 to run a guest OS of Ubuntu Server 13.04. Generally this has been used for local testing of MongoDB which claims to be out of space. The guest OS has been ...
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Free Disk Space running low over night (Win 7)

I noticed the last days that I got mysterious warnings on low disk space and I can't determine what occupies my free space. So last night I had 5GB of free space and this morning I'm down to 800MB. ...
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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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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 ...