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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Deleting temporary system update files

I used a program (Greatis' StopUpdates10) to stop windows 10 updates for a long time. And I finally decided to restore updates. The system started updating and free disk space went from 35GB to 15GB ...
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brew uninstall does not work cause of no space left on device

I have low space left on my device and it was time to made some cleanup... I removed a lot of things, trash, uninstall unused apps, caches, ... BUT I installed "League of legends" for Mac a ...
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How to show all folder sizes of Android phone in Windows file explorer?

When I run space analysis it shows about 50GB of others, and I don't what is that exactly, so I wanted to manage the space on file explorer on windows 11, but the thing is it doesn't show the folder &...
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Transfering mirrored disks to different computer

I had two 3TB HDDs on my old computer. These were setup to be mirrored using Window's Disk Management util. I am now trying to use those two HDDs on my new computer. I plugged them in using the ...
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fdisk -l + why fdisk show diff size from real disk size [duplicate]

fdisk -l show the following os disk size fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 247.0 GB, 246960619520 bytes, 482344960 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / ...
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Compare new/changed file sizes from one point in time to another

My problem is that I cannot find out where my disk space is being utilized after freeing space; for example I free 20GiB, then three days later it's used up despite me not downloading or transferring ...
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snap crashed on Kubuntu 20.04 and no free space

I have Kubuntu 20.04 and recently I encountered a situation where there was no more free space on the disk. There I have 2 partitions: sda2 (37GB) and sda3(197GB) After df -h →  Filesystem Size ...
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How can I calculate the availability of my RAID 6 system?

For a project I have to proof that my RAID 6 system meets the availability target of 99,8%. I have 4 disks installed (2TB each). The formula for the array failure rate is given: Array failure rate (n.....
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Synology - delete or decrease file versions to free up disk space

Synology CloudStation file versioning uses a lot of space so how can I free up some space? How can I see how much space file versioning used?
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Remote Servers Disk Space Report

I have writtern a script which will take the servers details from a text file and export the Disk space, RAM and CPU utilization details for multiple servers and the script is working a expected. ...
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Disk Space Report for Multiple servers

I have writtern a script which will export the Disk space, RAM and CPU utilization details for multiple servers and the script is working a expected. I just want to done change to the outfile i.e, ...
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External hard disk is showing more space than it should

I have a Seagate external hard disk. Out of sudden it is not detected on all the laptops. I tried to use disk management, it came up as unknown and not initialized. I tried to initialize it to GPT but ...
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How can I increase disk size Ubuntu? [closed]

how to increase / from sbd? help
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Mac disk randomly filling up

so a few days ago I deleted some files I didn't need on my MacBook Pro(macOS Mojave), to free up around 6 gb of space. But then today, I got this notification from finder saying im out of storage. ...
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Estimating Windows disk space usage (with hardlinks) [duplicate]

I am having serious problems estimating disk usage on Windows 11 machines. File explorer is useless because it counts every hard link as a separate file. I tried using du from sysinternals https://...
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Windows showing different max SSD space then bios

I have inherited an AData 256GB ssd. Bios confirmed this is 256GB. Windows Explorer is showing 499MB of max space (364 KB free). I am wondering how come Windows Explorer is showing only 499MB? How ...
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Why are df and du command show inconsistent results?

When I run df -h it shows that 95% has been used in /data4 and I am the only user under /data4. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on overlay 591G 455G 136G 78% / tmpfs ...
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Explorer crashed while moving files to external drive, amount of free space after that is wrong

During the weekend something strange happened, which I don't understand. Maybe somebody smarter than me can help me out here. Last weekend I had the idea to move some movie files from my internal D ...
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BTRFS and disk usage mystery

# df -h / Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 119G 113G 5.5G 96% / and BTRFS agrees: # btrfs fi df / Data, single: total=111.00GiB, used=110.53GiB ...
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VirtualBox Oracle - VM unable to save state after resizing partition

So, I have a very specific issue in VirtualBox that no other question has helped me resolve. I wanted to expand my VM's disk space, but instead seem to have caused a corrupt partitioning or an ...
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Losing hard drive space on my Mac and not sure why

I'm running MacOS Big Sur, Version 11.6 on a late 2020 MacBook Pro. I have a 1 Tb hard drive that had about 180 Gb free a few months ago, but I am progressively losing space. Now I have about 90 Gb ...
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Windows eating up all disk space

I have 118GB + 14GB backup SSD. The problem is that Windows folder alone is 64GB big + Users 10.5GB + SWSETUP 8GB. You can imagine I am running of the space fast. Is this normal?
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suddenly new external harddrive not detected in windows, Ubuntu machines

I bought new external harddrive Toshiba Canvio Ready 1TB USB 3.2 Gen 1 External Portable Hard Drive (HDTP310AK3AA, Black) and copied all data from my computer to external harddrive. It fills about 900+...
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Is it possible to use "%of total" instead of "%of parent" in Wiztree?

Rather than knowing a file is 32% of 75% of 80% it would be more useful to plainly see what percent of the overall disk space it takes up. Is there a way to achieve this and see these percentages ...
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Windows reporting incorrect partition size

I had a windows 10 and fedora linux dual boot I have since stopped using that installation and removed the partition with gnome disks as well as expanding the windows partition but now windows is ...
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No space left on device message persists after moving files out [duplicate]

Due to a bug of evince-thumbnailer, the file /var/log/messages and 2 others have grown 2GB big until they have filled up my root directory. I have tried the following just to free space before curing ...
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Windows refuses to shrink volume beyond a certain limit, but I need to clone the data, what do I do?

My old hard drive, that I am currently using, is about 600GB and my new SSD is 500gb. My actual data is only about 70GB to be cloned. However I learned that I have to shrink the volume to be able to ...
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Space issue in Linux Mint 19.1

I couldn't enter into my Linux Mint system using the correct password. After deleting /var/cache/, I could enter into my system. I can't save and download any files now. Maybe I am going to face this ...
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How to allocate disk space from WSL2 to C: drive (Windows 10 Pro)

I've installed WSL2 on Windows 10 Pro. I am not sure how I came up with that split between WSL and C:, but basically now my WSL seem to have a partition too big (250GB) for what is needed (~15GB), so ...
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How to fix/ remove the /dev/sdb1 partition: It will likely to fail soon

I have installed Ubuntu as dual boot with Windows. Since then, I had no problems but for the last couple of days, I get error saying that disk is likely to fail soon. The problem is that, I cannot ...
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Maintaining a clean environment on a shared computer : automatic data deletion? [closed]

Situation : I'm in a work environment (lab) where we use a shared computer (windows 10 pro) between teams for some heavy calculations (large RAM, CPU, GPU usage...). It has been there for about a year,...
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How to install WhatsApp on a separate drive on windows10?

Since I don't have sufficient space on the main Os drive (Drive C). I need to install WhatsApp on another drive. But when I run the setup file, it doesn't ask me where to install the software. It just ...
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New Simple Volume with greyed when add a new Hard Disks

On the Disk Management panel that cannot choose "New Simple Volume". How to fix this issue?
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Is it possible to combine free space from multiple hard drives under linux?

Backup and data resilience considerations aside, is it possible under Linux to combine free space from multiple physical hard drives into one bulk drive? If so, what would be the best approach? Maybe ...
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Chk dsk stuck at 25%

I just got my laptop repaired as its ic got damaged due to a faulty charger. When i started the laptop, the fan noise was louder than it used to be before. Quick google search told me to run a chk dsk....
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USB flash drive's capacity 2% smaller than advertized. Is this normal?

I bought a USB flash drive. It has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon with 2000 ratings. The packaging says 128 GB. However, as I'm formatting it using the Disks utility on Linux, it tells me that the drive is ...
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Emptied Trash, but MacBook Harddrive Full? (Big Slur 11.6)

I am new to the Mac world. I deleted some VM's from my MacBook Pro. Despite deleting 200GB worth of files on a 500GB drive, the MacBook is showing only 32GB open. What am I missing? The steps I took ...
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Why do the VM files on the host keep growing in size?

There is a VM with VMware Workstation. The files on the host keep growing and the physical disk runs out of space. I don't know why this is happening. The guest OS still has ~100GB free space. I ...
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extending disk partition with other partitions in the way

I want to extend my C drive partition after upgrading it, but the 2 partitions have partitions in between them. I'm not sure how to extend it and the extend button is grayed out.
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How can I find out the capacity of the nfs mounted directory on the disk?

I cloud not find files filling the disk. df -h command print out / part usage %86 ( capacity is 15G ) but du -sh / command print out 3G. I am using nfs share on my system. the nfs mounted to /mnt. i ...
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Windows 10 Huge windows PageFile, how to limited it

My Windows PC alerted me with low harddisc space, and when I scan hard drives with TreeSize tool, I realize that windows keeps a huge pagefile.sys file, that is 18.2 GB and keep growing. Why is this ...
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How to modify the capacity of a Windows 10 network or virtual disk?

Is there any way to modify hard disk drive volume size with virtually? Some network disk clients has set volume size function and I want to know how to control it. I think it is possible fix registry ...
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Need help for increasing size of home directory

I know this question has been asked a lot, but I am unable to find a solution for my problem. So as the title implies, I have recently installed ubuntu 20.04, dual boot along with Windows 10. I was ...
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The Harddisk size on treesize is smaller than actual space on my C drive

The link for the image shows the actual harddisk space vs the harddisk space in TreesizeIt all happened after I deleted a virtual machine from virtualbox, and noticed the space on my hard disk didn't ...
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7.6 GB of files in root system, but 41 GB of disk in use in OpenSuse system?

I am running OpenSuse (Tumbleweed) in VMWare (I'm not sure it's relevant but mentioning it anyway), and I'm facing a very strange problem that I can't figure out where the main disk has 41 GB in use ...
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How do I tell how much disk is being used from BitLocker?

How do I tell how much data on the disk is being used for BitLocker encryption? I am trying to see how much disk space I could save if I did not have BitLocker on the drive. The drive this is on is ...
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Empty Partition Reported as Full

I have a Windows 10 desktop with a 1 TB drive that I use for my OS partition plus one other 500 MB partition (mounted as E:) that almost exclusively has junction links to folders on my other drives (...
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"System files" on secondary drive take up 280GB

got several disks on this PC and on one, for some reason, "System files" in the "System & reserved" storage view take up 280GB without showing up anywhere in WinDirStat: There ...
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Windows 10 - C drive full but no files [duplicate]

Last week I've noticed that my C drive was out of disk space. So for the past few days I've been looking into what folders occupy my disk space, and started cleaning up a bit. I've ended up freeing 75 ...
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Can I delete C:\ProgramData\Dell\SARemediation\SystemRepair?

After running Spacesniffer on my Dell G3, I noticed a huge 14 gigabyte folder whose path was C:\ProgramData\Dell\SARemediation\SystemRepair. What does it do, and can I delete it?
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