Questions tagged [disk-space]

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

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Unallocated space

I recently was doing something I don't quite remember, extended my D drive to more space than I have in my disks. After that I couldn't manage to shrink it back and now I'm left with 500 gigabyte ...
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Reduce Chrome's disk usage on Linux

I need to reduce the amount of disk space Chrome uses for storing my user profile: ~/.config/google-chrome$ du -sh 1.5G . This is a lot and causes performance problems since my home directory is ...
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Deleting Windows.old in Windows10 by way of the System Cleanup, less than half of the space expected to be released was

My Windows.old folder was ~26GB. Rather than directly deleting it, I used Windows disk cleanup (CleanMgr.exe) to Cleanup past Windows installations - also showing that it would free 26GB. After doing ...
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Unable to partition in Windows

partitioning When I try to create a new volume I am getting above error You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk already contains the maximum numbers of partitions. ...
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add space to /dev/sda1 kali linux

i have never done such operations on my kali linux. I want to add more disk space and I have done the following. In Virtual Box settings I have added more space. Done This has added more space on ...
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Merge two partitions which contain different OSes

I have two OSes installed in my laptop, Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Now, I want to remove Ubuntu and merge that partition with the other partition in Windows. How am I supposed to do it? This is how the ...
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Failed install of Hyper V uses up 18GB of HDD [duplicate]

I've decided to try out the 'Hyper-V Windows 10 dev environment' on my laptop. Beginning this I only had about 20gb remaining so had to remove an additional 20gb from my hard drive, leaving me with ...
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How to Remove the C:\Recovery\ Folder in Windows 10?

I am using Windows 10 Home (currently, ver 1909). I would like to remove the C:\Recovery\ folder, which takes 3.61GB on my C: partition. From what I read on the internet, the C:\Recovery\ folder is ...
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Opinion on what my disk analyzer shows

I recently installed Debian 10 and it's pretty slow on my machine: 12GB memory, 96GB SSD (where the OS runs) and 1TB HDD. I've only installed anaconda-navigator and some extensions... nothing at all, ...
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How is it possible for empty files to take zero bytes in Linux?

I've also asked a sibling question for Windows. In Linux (I just tested): The size of an empty folder is given as 4 KB (regardless of its name) The size of an empty file is given as 0 bytes However,...
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How is it possible for empty files and folders to take zero bytes in Windows?

I've also asked a sibling question for Linux. In Windows (I just tested): The size of an empty folder is given as 0 bytes The size of an empty file is given as 0 bytes However, files and folders ...
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Rsyslog fills up disk - unexpected behaviour

I have a rsyslog that forwards messages to elasticsearch. It worked well for over a year but recently the disk starts to fill mysteriously until it reaches 100%. When I restart the process the disk ...
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tar in pipe with gpg in remote mounted volume occupies space on root / partition

I wrote a code which scope is creating a tar encrypted with a password using gpg and sending it on a mounted remote volume. tar --hard-dereference -cvzf - -C $filedir $basename | gpg -c --batch --...
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System protection disk space keeps being reset to 100%

When I find myself running out of disk space sometimes my System Volume Information folder is huge. So I open System Protection, go to my Windows drive and find that Disk Space Usage is set to 100%. I ...
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Storage doesnt add up windows 10 [duplicate]

I constantly have error message "Low disk space". According to my storage I have "C" drive 464 Gb. So I ran TreeSize to get the details of what taking space and it seems like all ...
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Unable to use free space shown by diskutil in macOS

I have a 2TB external drive (disk2) that used to have a volume (disk2s4) and two APFS containers (disk2s3 and disk2s2). I removed one of those volumes (500GB disk2s2) thinking I could then resize the ...
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Mac OS fails to encrypt at login (login stuck)

I'm on Mac OS 10.15.7. and I have encryption enabled with FileVault. Yesterday my Mac forcibly shutdown due to running out of System memory / disk space and since that I have not been to login. Login ...
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Linux Partition Disk usage increases as the time goes by up to 100%

New to both Linux and OpenVAS. I'm gonna try to simplify the problem outside of the specific set up. I'm having an issue where I have my Linux (Kali) partition being filled up to 100% within a few ...
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Free space keeps running out despite WinDirStat indicating reduction of used space

The HD in my Lenovo IdeaPad Flex running Windows 10 continues to run out of space. While chkdsk and HD Properties both show 235GB HD usage, WinDirStat showed 121GB usage on January 25, and 108GB ...
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Move Windows 10 folders to another disk to free up space

I have a 60GB SSD that is near full and Windows is having trouble installing updates. I feel like I picked all the low hanging fruit ages ago; documents, programs and pretty much anything that is not ...
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How can I increase the size of a lubuntu virtual machine in VirtualBox?

I am using VirtualBox 6 on Windows 10. I have used the Virtual Media Manager to increase the size of my lubuntu virtual machine. However, I cannot access that additional space within the virtual ...
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System drive fills up for no reason

have 128 gb of ssd, and my system drive is located there. Every time I reinstall windows I get 60 gb of free space. After a month or so it becomes 0 very quickly even though I don't install anything ...
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Windows shows 150GB less than Chkdsk

Windows is reporting 199GB free when CHKDSK reports ~350GB free. The drive in question is a 1TB SSD that was my former Windows drive. I have run disk check and checked for shadows. How can I reclaim ...
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How can I improve linux disk caching & performance with vm*?

So far I'm setting the following parameters: vm.dirty_background_ratio vm.dirty_bytes vm.dirty_expire_centisecs vm.dirty_ratio vm.dirty_writeback_centisecs vm.dirtytime_expire_seconds Are there any ...
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Why are some applications saying I have less space on my disk? [duplicate]

I was looking at Thunar file manager, and it said I have 36.1 GB of space left. I have a 144.76 GB partition for my OS (Manjaro). Looking at GParted, I saw the partition had 43.33 GB of space left, ...
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Installing windows in a partioned external hardisk drive

I have a external hardisk I partioned it in to 2, then if I install windows in one partion and keep the other part for any other use . If I connect this hardisk to a running computer can I use it or ...
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WinRar is acting weirdly

I tried to unarchive a 40 gig zip archive in my d drive which at the time had 120 gigs free but i was greated by a message that i don't have enough disk space i was really confused and i decided to ...
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PowerShell Increases Disk Size as Desired but Throwing Errors Without any Problems

This script loads a .csv file and iterates through a list of VM's and checks free disk space and if below a certain amount in GB, increases disk space to that specified in the script. If the free ...
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External HDD wrong used space

I started using an old laptop hdd as my portable hdd recently. I was using ubuntu in my old laptop. I did format this before i started using this. For some reason if i reboot with hdd plugged in,it ...
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How do I organize harddrive architecture for efficient backup procedure? [closed]

Given some system needs to do daily backup of its data on harddrive. Backup implies essential load on harddrive storage. Backup procedure can last several hours. The system can execute some other read/...
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Directory size using du discrepancy vs df

We're interested in /var/moodle-docker-deploy directory size, which resides inside /var file system: root@moodle2prod:/var/moodle-docker-deploy# du -sh . 1,4T . Using df, /var filesystem uses just ...
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C drive getting full in windows 10 for no reason

I had 37 GB free on my main OS drive (C:) in my 512 GB SSD hard-drive. I installed a 2nd 1 TB drive anticipating needing more disk space soon. Just in few days c:\ drive got full for no apparent ...
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How do I get back unused disk space from ubuntu on wsl2?

So here is the problem: I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 on WSL2 on Windows 10, and I noticed that after removing files on Ubuntu I was not getting the space back that was taken up by the removed files. For ...
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rhel + parted failed after increasing OS VM disk and rescan

we have VM rhel machine version 7.6 example from lsblk lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT fd0 2:0 1 4K 0 disk sda 8:0 0 300G 0 disk ...
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NTFS-SSD: Testing: Write data to use whole disk Linux - overflow

I want to test the reliability of harddrives (mostly SSD) to check when they break down. (I think this question fits best on Superuser instead of stackoverflow or server fault.) I know there are tools ...
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Why is my Ubuntu Installation taking more space than actual size

My installation of ubuntu is taking 13.7 GB when seen from Windows Settings, but when I ran ncdu - -exclude /c It shows only 4.7 GB is in use. Where is the rest of the space utilized. windows ...
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Understanding partition size modification

I'm trying to understand the relation between block size, and partition siz. Partition size needs to be an integer multiple of a block, so if the page size is 4KB, and each block has 64 pages, the ...
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How do I get my disk space back from my deleted virtual machine from VirtualBox?

As a context, I wanted to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04, but I don't have enough disk space. After having deleted a virtual machine from VirtualBox, I didn't gain any disk space, which I found odd. Is it ...
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Windows server- disk management and diskpart show different disk sizes

I have an HB proliant server with windows server 2012 R2 as OS. it has already 4Tb disk that drive c and D are on it. recently we added a bay with 8 disk all together are 8 TB. i wanted to format and ...
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New healthy SSD disk installed with old HDD disk at risk with Reallocated Sectors Count : where should I put my data, reorganize drives?

I recently use the app CrystalDiskInfo which is a SSD/HDD utility to check on my hardware's health. I noticed that I had something bad which was caused by "Reallocated Sectors Count" - I ...
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Why do identical folders on two different hard drives of the same file count and file sizes, take up a different size on disk? [duplicate]

Both have 216,540 files 52,103 folders Size: 278 GB (299,363,715,785 bytes) But for one hard drive the size on disk is 278 GB (299,672,182,784 bytes) and for another it's 278 GB (299,672,211,456 ...
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How to determine the number of free bytes on a disk in Windows 10 on the terminal without elevation?

If I run this command: fsutil volume diskfree e: I get: Error: Access is denied. Only by manually opening an "elevated" cmd.exe does it output the actual output of the command. I need a ...
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Are there any stability issues with extending a volume with another hard drive?

I wanted to know if there are any stability issues with extending a non-boot primary volume that is on a certain hard drive which is used for storage with another hard drive.
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How can expand ext4 while it is inside an extended partition

I have my hard-drive divided as shown on the screenshot here I'd like to expand sda8 by taking some space from sda6. With GParted I was already able to shrink sda6 before expecting to merge it with ...
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External hard drive - 40 MB folder has a 5 GB “size on disk”

I was now copying a folder which contains thousands of small files (about 3-4 KB each) from my laptop to my external hard disk. The whole folder should be around 40 MB. However, I noticed the process ...
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Webspace expanding with xampp locally installed

I was wondering what needs to happen if I want to locally expand my webspace. What I have build sofar: I have a desktop with a 4TB harddisk, and xampp installed on it and I've build a Php/mysql movie-...
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Can the reporting range of Synology's Storage Analyser be limited?

I have a weekly disk usage report via storage analyser to keep an eye on my free space / catch any mass deletion, or more likely goofups where I mess up a script and copy the same data several times. ...
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Transferring Windows system files (Users, MyPrograms, etc.) to auxiliary drive

My computer has two internal drives: (C:) SSD 100 GB. It contains Windows systems files (Users, MyPrograms, etc.) and is nearly full. (D:) HDD 1 TB. Half empty. Can I transfer Windows system files ...
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Understanding how bytes are converted into GB in windows system information [duplicate]

I bought a laptop that was advertised as having 512GB hard drive. But when I checked in windows explorer it shows a size of only 475 GB I also checked system information and that is displaying ...
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Find what Recently took the disk space

My first post here, I hope I'm doing it right. So, here's the deal: I have a D: drive that's running out of space (not system drive). It had only 1GB left so I checked what I could delete, deleted ...

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