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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Upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 - Not enough free disk space

So spent the afternoon simply trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 using the following command sudo update-manager -c -d But repeatedly get the following error popup when the installation ...
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OSX - freeing space

I'm trying to free some space on my mac. What's the 'Other' entry below in my screenshot? There's a separate entry for 'System' and 'Applications'. Also, when I did: du -h Documents in my /Users/...
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Perforce files stored in depot are twice as large

With this command p4 sizes -a -s -h //depot/... Perforce reports 11GB is used. How ever if i manually check the server there is archive folder of size 21GB in perforce root folder. Why is this? We ...
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pfSense reports “The process will require x MiB more space”, still shows old version after upgrading

Today I tried to upgrade my pfSense system. Previous version was 2.4.4 and it told me 2.4.5 was available. I started the upgrade, it downloaded packages and somewhere reported The process will ...
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Does wiping free space on disk free any space?

CCleaner has a feature for wiping free space on a disk. CCleaner's documentations says: When you delete a file, Windows removes the reference to that file, but doesn't delete the actual data that ...
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Mac OS available storage rapidly changing, shrinking

I’ve been having an issue where the available storage on my disk lowers by up to several gb in a couple days, or fluctuates seemingly at random. On the latest version of Catalina, and so far I’ve ...
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Do filenames add to the filesize?

For example, let say a Unicode character would take up 1 byte. So we have a text file that is named foo. The contents is foo bar Remember to include the return carriage (It is a control character I ...
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size on disk is too less than actual size

Thıs was happened when someone tried to transfer photos from his mobile device to my computer. Every single file is taking 13GB of size, and literally 8kb on disk I am using Windows 10 and have an ...
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Why are files being mirrored on proxy machine?

I've gained access over SSH to a VM on my university cluster. To access it outside the university network, I have to first access a server to act as a proxy, then access the VM itself. But every file ...
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root filesystem is full at 100% and not able to extend the voulme due to the same

I am not able to extend the file system / root which is currently at 100% and I have tried to add a additional volume at os level Even "vgdisplay" gives the error: /etc/lvm/cache/.cache.tmp: write ...
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Windows Disk Management

I dual-booted Linux mint a while ago and saved almost 50GB for it. I was successful somehow. But now I want to delete it but I cannot find any way. So basically this 50GB of space is not usable, I ...
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system disk almost full after using rclone

Today I tried out rclone to backup files to a webdav server. I used the crypt option to encrypt the files before uploading. rclone copied about 8GB to the server, and I checked if it really uploaded ...
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Windows 10 C drive gets slightly bigger everytime I start the computer

I have TightVNC and ScreenConnect on my Windows 10 computer, and every time I turn on my computer and log in, the C: partition adds more bytes to the total size of the C: partition; it's not a huge ...
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Extending Windows 7 system partition to the left

I have an old pc with Windows 7 and Lubuntu dual-booted. Since I don't really use Lubuntu any more, I've wanted to get rid of it. Here's the problem: As you can see in this image: You can see that my ...
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Windows 10 Temp folder taking up a lot of space

I need some help. The %systemdrive%\Windows\Temp folder grows really quickly and can reach 25GB in a few days. Most of the files in it are event log files. I tried searching this up, but I didn't find ...
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Use Others Hard disk space in my system connected in a network

In my office we are having around 60 systems running with windows 10 with specs: Intel I5 processor,1tb hdd etc. in almost all the systems around 500gb diskspace is idle and no one is utilising now i ...
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Why is there such a big difference between Size and Size on Disk on External HDD when Internal HDD has same cluster size and no difference [duplicate]

I have two external hard drive from WD Elements connected to a raspberry pi 4 used as a NAS system. The raspberry is running raspbian lite. On my computer running Windows 10, I have an hard drive ...
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Windows 10 shows C:\ 92% full, when it's actually only about 15% full. Not a partition issue [duplicate]

I can't figure out why my C:\ drive is reporting nearly out of space. I have a 1TB SSD drive, you can see in Disk Management, that I should be getting about 930GB out of it. It reports I'm ...
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How to know what folders recently use a lot hard disk space in Win 10?

I'm using Win Dir Stats now but it can't tell which folder RECENTLY increased the use of space.
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Disk is displayed in Win10 as completely occupied but the disk is not full

It is a known bug that Win 10 wrongly counts disk space. Link1, Link2 In my case I want to copy 588GB from an external HDD partition to another internal SSD partition of size 605GB. The copy ...
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Bypassing agreement prompt for DiskUsage.exe?

I am running du.exe on a remote windows machine and do not want to have to access the remote machine's desktop, but the first run of du.exe is requiring an acceptance of the agreement which would ...
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Mac is running out of disk space. How do I find out what consumes my disk space?

Today I observed that the disk space is low: only 24.6 GB of 499.9 GB are available Then I wanted to know what the reason therefore is, because I don't have some big files on it, which could use the ...
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Is there an app/command that will produce a histogram of btrfs block usage?

The btrfs balance command will take filters for block usage to limit its action. To investigate btrfs block usage, is there an app or command that will produce a histogram, or even a list, of the ...
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Disk Defragment has odd disk name

I was using disk defragment on windows 7 and saw disk named \?Volume{eb... I only have 1 hard disk rest are partion c,d,e,f then this one. I don't see this one in my computer. I see this one in ...
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Is cluster size always enforced during communication with Hard Drive

My question is about the minimum data block size (cluster, number of sectors) that the OS use to communicate with the hard drive using ATA commands? I know that the physical sector size is 512 Bytes ...
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I want to shrink the size of sda disk so I can install windows 10 and create a dual boot system [duplicate]

I am running Fedora 31, as well I am very new to Linux OS. I have Gparted installed but in sda3,it says all space is in use. Here is the output of lsblk [root@localhost /]# lsblk NAME ...
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Just cloned a 128GB SSD into a 256GB SSD, extended the partition, but Windows keeps saying it's 128GB

I wanted to upgrade my 128GB SSD in my Windows laptop into a 256GB, so I: Removed the 128GB SSD and connected it to a desktop computer running Linux Connected the new 256GB SSD to the same computer ...
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Photos/videos copied from Android phone show massive size/size on disk discrepancy and won't open. Can they be recovered?

My wife's Samsung Galaxy S7 was running out of internal storage. She had several gigabytes of pictures (JPG) and videos (MP4) on there. I opened the DCIM\Camera directory in Windows 10 and cut and ...
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Cannot enlarge a LUKS filesystem

I enlarged a LUKS partition from 2.7TB to 3.7TB with GParted. lsblk and fdisk -l now show the desired size, but df -h still shows 2.7TB, and I can only write as much to the disk. resize2fs and e2fsck ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 with 190GB free space occasionally has 0% available during ~30-60 minutes of random periods

We have a self-made service written in C++ that is using boost::fs::space() to determine available HDD free space in a folder. It turned out that few times in a month it tells 0 bytes of available ...
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Extend system partition Windows 10?

I had three OSes installed: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I only use Windows 10, and that drive is now running low on space. I have deleted the Windows 7 and 8.1 installations (deleted those ...
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External hard drive cannot initialize

External hard drive cannot initialize. When I try to initialize it says "device is not ready".The hard drive also says 0 bytes but originally it is 1 terabyte. How do I fix it? Is it because I already ...
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How to delete a disk partition that remains after I introduce a stick?

I have the following problem on my computer: Every time I connect a USB memory stick to my computer it is assigned a drive letter, and this does not go away when I disconnect the memory stick. You ...
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Not enough disk space to merge/compact/shrink Hyper-V disk

I have a Hyper-V VM on my local machine. The VM disk has expanded so that I no longer have any disk space on my local machine. Due to the lack of disk space the latest merge is failing. This means ...
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What is taking up space on my Synology NAS?

My Synology NAS DS216j has two x 2TB drives in a RAID configuration. Storage Manager shows 1.37TB capacity as in use, which surprised me when I noticed as I do not have anywhere near that volume of ...
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Spanned or striped volume using different sized ssd/hdd

I'm going to format my 1TB SSD and 2TB HDD storage drives and convert them into a single drive using the Windows Disk Management tool. I'm thinking about either creating a spanned or striped volume, ...
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LVM (seemingly) only using one device

I've inherited a machine with 2 physical drives: a ~1tb ssd a ~3tb spinning disk Here're the filesystems from $ df -h: [} Note that /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-ubuntu--lv is almost full; it's where a ...
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How can I free up space taken up by an incomplete Microsoft Store download?

Yesterday, I purchased a game (The Outer Worlds) via the Microsoft Store. I began downloading and installing it via the UI. At the beginning of this process, I was informed that I'd need some ...
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How Much Disk Space is WSL Using On Windows?

How much disk space is WSL using on Windows? I found that you can go into Windows' Apps & Features and it will display disk usage for the WSL2 "Ubuntu", but this does not seem to include WSL ...
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Cannot allocate memory space in my win 10 OS

I recently bought a new SSD.I put the SSD in the HDD slot.Also I put in the HDD in CD drive slot for storage. I installed WIN 10 home(from windows site) in SSD. I also can see the old windows local ...
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Extreme difference comparing directory size vs. used diskspace

On a Windows Server 2019 Enterprise, we have a disk with just one directory. When we check the properties of the directory, the summary of file sizes is more than twice the amount of diskspace used (...
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Cannot extend drive “There is not enough space available on the disk to complete this operation”

In Windows 10, I want to change my unallocated space by combining it with my 731.17 GB drive. Both are on the same drive. When trying to extend the H: drive it shows a message: There is not enough ...
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VM disk on ESXi 6.7 is taking more space than actual max size

I'm having an issue on my ESXi 6.7, I have few VM on which the disk is taking more space on the host than the actually maximum size I provided to the disk, here is what I see on esx : Disk on esx and ...
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du shows large space but inside directory it doesn't show the space

I've been trying to track down used space with du, and I'm seeing some odd behavior. [root@server01 /]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda2 32G 32G 190M 100% / ...
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45Gb used out of 70Gb but only about 500Mb left according to df. How to troubleshoot the reason?

I’ve an ext4 filesystem which is stored as a file inside another fileystem (not a block device). On this system, I have 2 Berkley databases with the first being 25Gb large and the second being 20Gb ...
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Cannot find out what consumes my disk space in AWS

I use a free tier ec2 instance in amazon aws. I run a nodejs server with mongodb, and the server has a memory and cpu intensive job. df -h shows that I consumed 18G of 20G disk. Filesystem ...
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What is a “Project” in Project quota? Is it another name for “file directory”?

I was reading this blog about XFS Quota management, which mentions about project disk quota management. I am trying to reason what is meant by a Project.
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Handbrake: 'Your destination directory is low on diskspace'

In Handbrake v1.2.2 (2019022300) on a Windows 10 laptop I get the following error when the destination directory is set to my C: drive which has 100Gb+ of free space: "Your destination directory is ...
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Difference in sizes shown by du -sh and ls -al

I copied a zip file from a mounted drive to my VM. Now when I compare the sizes, using du -sh there is a difference of 900mb, with the copy on my VM being less in size. However, when I do ls -al, ...
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When you overwrite a file, is the previous space freed?

Suppose you have a file called foo.txt that is 500 bytes in size. Suppose you create a new file that is 10 bytes in size and save it as foo.txt, thus overwriting the file. Does the OS (Windows and ...

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