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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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Disk Size and Partition Deception Possibilities

While looking at the data on my local storage, using Active Killdisks hex editing software,I noticed there was data in a grayed out area beyond what Killdisk recognized as the end of the disk and I ...
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How can I delete Apps.ppkg file? [duplicate]

I am trying to clean up my friend's computer as it was running out of space and found this "Apps.ppkg" file (3.28GB) in C:\Recovery\Customization Does anyone know how this can be deleted? When I try ...
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Drive Space Inconsistently reported

I am trying to clean up some free space on my SSD C: drive, and I am getting some inconsistent information depending on the tool I use to look at drive usage. If I look at the drive through file ...
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Check actual occupied disk space in case of malware

I have a win 10 HP laptop. Recently, I got infected with some malware (don't know what exactly, installed antivirus detected a couple of trojan generics, out of which one was most definitely a false ...
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Extending allocated primary partition with preceding unallocated volume

I tried to make a dual-boot system on my Razer Blade. When I allocated a seperate partition for my Linux installation, I suddenly got a new unallocated partition in front of my Windows partition. Now ...
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I want to extend Local Disk C but I can't create unallocated space next to it so that i just simply extend it

I urgently need to extend my Local Disk C but when O shrink the other disk (E), the unallocated space appears after disk E so I'm unable to extend disk C to the unallocated space.
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Who eats my disk space? [closed]

Windows 10. Every now and then ~4Gb of my disk space vanishes into a thin air. And then mysteriously re-appears after few minutes. I need a tool to track the offending process down. Any recommendation?...
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Is it safe to delete system partition on disk that used to hold OS in multiple disk desktop PC?

I have a desktop Windows 10, 64 bit, and one of the disks I'm attaching via SATA is from an old laptop, that laptop used to have Windows 10 installed on it. So the system files are still on it. I ...
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Upgrade my Laptop Hard Drive [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my laptop hard drive to one with more space. I dont want to reinstall everything. Can I "clone it" to a new drive so that the laptop doesnt know the difference ? Can this be done ?...
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1TB HDD hard disk fail in media [duplicate]

What happened : My main driver is SSD with win 10 installed on it, and HDD have back-up win 7. at some point while loading my win on ssd, i was asked to scan my HDD driver, and at some point the scan ...
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SD card has 26gb large “file” [duplicate]

Windirstat shows a large unknown something of 26gb! I have a Samsung 128gb microsd in win10 oct update. I cannot see it in explorer. So I tried to run Ubuntu (from win store) and mounted the sd. $ ...
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Splitting into many .ZIP files using 7-Zip

If I have a 100 GB folder and I split ZIP it, is there a difference in how much disk space is consumed if I split it into 100 .ZIP files at 1 GB each or 10 .ZIP files at 10 GB each? Do 100 .ZIP files ...
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On Windows 10, a directory shows 2x less size than the sum of his content

On Windows 10, I'm using an NTFS formatted external HDD (Toshiba), on which I've copied a directory from an USB flash drive, which is FAT32 formatted. When I read the source directory size on my USB ...
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Windows 10 displays 54.4GB of temp files, but only 3GB can be cleaned

After looking at my storage use in Windows 10, I noticed that a lot of storage is taken up by temporary files. According to Settings, about 54.4GB is being used. However, Disk Cleanup only shows 3GB -...
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Disk full for unknown reason - BTRFS partition filled up with garbage data

On my Debian Linux laptop a couple of days ago I got my 23GB root EXT4 partition full (probably I installed more software than I expected). Since I have plenty of space in my BTRFS home partition, ...
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Directory size difference across file systems: is it block size?

I find that when looking at the same data on two different drives, I get very different directory sizes. I believe this has to do with block/cluster size: Block size and llf Is it best to reformat ...
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How to avoid freeing disk space on a Windows-10 PC

I'm working on an application, which can take a backup. In case there is not enough disk space, this application seems not to give an error message. In order to test this, I'm filling up my PC ...
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How to Extend the Primary Boot C Drive Partition - Extend Option Grayed Out [duplicate]

I see the "Extend Partition" option is grayed out in the Disk Management tool and as far as I can understand I need to move my data to another drive and change the drive letters. This is something I ...
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Do I need the cache directories from old versions of IntelliJ IDEA?

These folders are taking up a fair amount of disk space so I'd like to get rid of them if possible. I'm using version 2018.2 at the moment so I'll keep hold of that one. These folders shouldn't have ...
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Is it possible to offload \winsxs\ to a usb flash drive? [duplicate]

My 277GB Laptop C:\ drive is being gobbled up by Windows7. Windows folder takes 80% of the disc (Treesize). Running the OS from a USB stick is a bad idea (SE forums writer/s). Only 15% of the disc is ...
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Allocating more space from disk 0 to disk 1 [closed]

I just bought a lenovo legion Y520 laptop with preinstalled windows. It has 125 Gb SSD and 2 Tb HDD. The OS was installed on Disk1 (119.23 GB). I haven't dealt with having two disks before, but I ...
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Cannot find this location in REGEDIT: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

I'm getting a really annoying low disk spam from windows for an OEM partition. Was searching how to turn this off and found this this article. It directs me to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ ...
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Ubuntu detects half of external disk

I have a Virtual Machine that has 3 disks. The third one is 150Go size, I get this with sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdc: /dev/sdc1 2048 314572799 157285376 83 Linux However, df command ...
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Unaccounted for space on SSD

I have a fairly new install of Windows 7SP1 and applications that hadn't changed much on a 500Gb (ok, 465Gb) SSD. All told, these used about 270Gb. The disk is a Samsung 850 EVO SSD, 500Gb purchased ...
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Laptop internal hard disk not found error

My Dell Vostro 2520 64-bit laptop. Shows the following error on power on. Internal hard disk drive not found To resolve this issue, try reseat the drive No bootable devices -- strike F1 ...
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Expanding my disk size in VMware doesn't have any effect

I'm running Kali Linux on VMware Workstation 14 for pentesting purposes. I installed Kali with 30 GB and now I'm running low on space. I did a disk expansion to 70 GB in VMware's settings, however I ...
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Large .xsession-errors file, PulseAudio

On Ubuntu 16.04 (LTS), x64, I am facing the following problem: .xsession-errors, in home folder is growing very fast, reaching sizes of tens of GB. I just forcibly truncated the file (echo "" > ....
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Increase root disk space

New to Linux, I want to increase the size of disk space in fedora-root and it appears that theres ~16GB of available space in other filesystems. Is this a correct assessment? Below I provide the ...
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Sum of files (including hidden) takes 92 gb, but Windows 10 says 303 gb are used

I know this questions has been asked a thousand times already and in a thousand different websites. But I haven never seen such great discrepancy (in % and in absolute values). 200 gb is a lot. And is ...
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Moving “MyDocuments” to D drive, did not free up space. Why is that?

Somewhat related to my previous question. So I ran out of space on my primary C drive (I'm using Windows 7), and choose to move all of "my documets" folder locatoin to d:\ drive, thought it would be ...
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Thunderbird: show space usage by sender

Is it possible to obtain a (disk) space usage view, like in WinDirStat in Windows or baobab in Linux, for my emails? Specifically, split by sender? If not, is it maybe possible to get a simple ...
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Do empty folders take up space?

Folders have metadata such as name, date modified, permissions, etc. Is it possible to fill up a whole drive with only empty folders?
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6tb hard drive only showing 1.49tb of unallocated space

I'm not sure if this is a bios thing or what, It dosn't matter if the drive is using MBR or GPT. It always gives me only 1.49tb of unallocated space while in my system. For some reason if I hook up ...
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CENT OS 7 on Google Cloud sda1 is full of nothing?

I am on Google Cloud Linux CENTOS 7 Guest. I'm running out of disk! How is this possible? I don't use 25% what they say I do? (it looks about ~10Gb) # du --max-depth=1 --human-readable / | sort --...
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How to increase VirtualBox CentOS 6.5 disk size? [closed]

I am trying to increase the disk size of a VM that I initially set up with 4 GB memory to 10 GB. I successfully increased it to 8 GB (by getting rid of lv_swap and running lvextend after updating it ...
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Hyper-V: Why does allocating RAM also allocate disk space?

System: Windows 10 Pro, Hyper-V I have been trying to diagnose why my VM has been catastrophically running out of disk space in the middle of RAM-intensive computations. In Hyper-V's "Settings for [...
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Windows 10 not showing files and folders in E drive

I've partitioned my HDD into 4 parts - C, D, E, H drives. Recently E drive got full. After that, its files and folders disappeared. I also have dual boot Ubuntu. I can see the files and folders on ...
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Lost free space in external hard drive after a crash when copying a file

I'm using Linux. I was copying a huge file into my external hard drive (NTFS) when my computer crashed. After booting up again, I realized the free space on my external hard drive has dramatically ...
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How can I get any programs to only/always interact with D: instead instead of C:? [duplicate]

I've built a rig with a small SSD for C: which I want to be pretty much only for the OS, and a HDD D: drive. Problem is, even when I tell them to install and run from D: a lot of programs keep sending ...
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Strange Disk/Folder size issues (different results)

On windows 10 x64 machine, with WD Purple Drive 4TB I have a MAIN folder located at R:/Backup/Main Folder inside the that are lots of sub folders such as resources, projects, and what nots. Now, ...
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rm'd Files But Disk Space Not Freed Up in Debian 8 Linux

Let me start by saying that I have tried many suggestions on this site (and others) relating to processes holding onto the disk space in question none of which has solved my issue. My issue is that I'...
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Device and Disk Space Management

I am having trouble freeing up space in my system. The output of the command df is: I'm not sure what the device /dev/nvme0n1p5 is. When I do sudo umount /dev/nvme0n1p5 I get: I'm not sure where ...
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Windows automatically created a new System Partition after System partition was full

Preamble: My drive is divided into two partitions: the System one (C) and the Data one (D), plus the other classic windows System Reserved ones (not visible from the explorer). I use Windows 10. ...
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Hard drive full, but files / folders don't add up to used drive space [duplicate]

My harddrive is full, but according to the size of all my folders, I should have more than half of my drive left over.
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Trapped with no space left on root partition

I'm running OpenSUSE 42.3 on my desktop. It's installed on 250 gb SSD with LVM. There's two logical volumes: one for root partition, other one for home partition. My root partition was only 40GB, so ...
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Hard Drive not allowing me to use max capacity [duplicate]

I have a 1TB SSD that I formatted. It use to allow me to use 960GB. I went to Disk Management and checked the partitions. I have 1 partition for 894GB. I've wiped it and created it again and I can't ...
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Allocate disk space to another physical drive

I have 2 physical drives in one machine, 128GB SSD designated as C: (Windows 10 drive) and 1TB HDD as D for my data files. Problem is I am lacking disk space in C (1-2 GB remaining) even if I already ...
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Is it worth to delete files from SSD drives in order to free up disk space?

I want to delete many gigabytes of files on my SSD drive in order to free up disk space, so that this free disk space would help to reduce wear of the drive, but, on the other hand, I'm not willing to ...
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How to clean an E: drive (new Recovery drive since Windows 10 1803) on HP laptop

I started getting warnings about running out of space on my E: drive. I've read many articles, threads and posts online about how to clean the drive but none of them resolved my issue. My machine ...
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Report disk usage through SMB server

I have an SMB server (4.5.12-Debian) with several hard drives (all NTFS) attached as my local network backup storage. I would like to be able to see the current disk usage (free space / total space) ...