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

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A an inexplicable difference between the sum size of files on Local Disk C and its Used space attribute [duplicate]

I am cleaning my old laptop running Windows 11 Pro. I noticed a detail which does not make sense to me, hence my inquiry. When select all top-level files in Local Disk C and right-click, then click ...
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EC2 Ubuntu instance with 30GB free space on attached volume says no space left on device

I have an EC2 instance on AWS with 30GB volume attached. When running docker to build an image though, I am encountering this issue of no space left on device. Actually, running df -h I can see /dev/...
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How to format partition of the disk which has System & reserved files?

I wanted to format partition on my SSD, but it has System and reserved files. Does anybody know if I can just delete these files or move them to another disk?
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Why does "nautilus"(Gnome FIles) gives me so smaller size of directory, compared with "du"?

I have compressed a folder and if I right click in the folder and click properties, I get from nautilus (Gnome Files) but instead if I run du (from the branches parent directory): $ du -sh * 292M ...
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Windows C: drive apparently nearly empty but cannot account for the used storage

If I go to 'This PC', it says I have 22GB free out of 933GB, which is worrying. However if I go into the C: drive, select all folders and files (including hidden ones) > right-click > Properties,...
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100% disk full on Centos?

Situation on machine: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 14G 3.9G 0 100% / devtmpfs 59G 0 59G 0% /dev tmpfs 59G 932M 59G 2% /dev/shm ...
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Transmission and available disk space

I used Transmission to get a file which was part of a set of large files. Before opening the torrent, I checked the disk space : df -h /dev/sda5 Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/...
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Windows 11 system storage is always changing

I got a problem using Windows 11 Pro version 23H2. System takes up a lot of disk space Every day I notice that the space on my system disk changes, day by day it gets bigger or smaller by itself. The ...
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What causes Volume Shadow Copy to enable itself without user intervention?

I have been dealing with issues where the empty space on the C drive always goes to 0. I would run through the normal steps to empty space. But, the space would always be taken back down to 0. This is ...
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Freshly Provisioned Cent-OS occupies a lot of space for "/dev/mapper/centos-root"

I created a fresh VM, however I started facing space issues as soon as it got created. From the du and lsblk command I see /dev/mapper/centos-root is occupying a lot of space. I tried running tree ...
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Disk space, I delete files and the available status shown is not altered

Equipment: MacBook Pro MacOS: Monterrey Dear colleagues, I would like to ask if any of you have experience of having dealt with this or similar problem and what alternative or possible solution you ...
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Can AMD DxcCache, DxCache, Dx9Cache cache files be shared across users?

On Windows 10, playing games mostly from Steam and Epic, multiple users have large cache files in %AppData%\Local\AMD, eg %AppData%\Local\AMD\DxCache. Across 4 users playing the same games, the DX (...
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Oracle Virtual Box Linux VM : virtual size vs actual size

I've just installed a fresh Kali version on Oracle Virtual Box. To do so, I created a VM with 250Gb disk space, then ran the .iso : hence, the .vdi file size is 250Gb. But when logged in, when I try - ...
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How to extend windows partitions, and how to solve C: partition extension issue [duplicate]

The C: drive needs more storage space on my system drive. When I take some space from D: drive, the space out is a free space, the space needed is unallocated space to merge it into C: drive. how can ...
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I want to increase the size of home partition in Ubuntu 23.04

I have installed ubuntu with windows in dual boot and I have about 100gb in free space which is not partitioned anywhere but I cant seem to find any solution that fits my problem. I have about 150 gbs ...
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Upgrading Mac OS 10.14.6 (Mojave) to Mac OS Ventura having the installer stored and running from a external drive

I'm trying to upgrade Mac OS on my Powerbook. It is currently running Mojave. I've tried a regular (in-place) upgrade but it requires a ridiculous amount of free space on the MacBook Pro disc. The ...
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Setting the nodefs for kubelet

It seems that kubelet uses the default disk for ephemeral storage and logs, but I need to set a soft raid disk. How can I do that?
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Why does du command show wrong size of log directory?

I'm running: du -h These are the results: 112K ./YaST2/storage-inst 172K ./YaST2/storage-03 56K ./YaST2/storage-02 48K ./YaST2/storage-01 60K ./YaST2/storage 64K ./YaST2/control-...
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Docker folder size is greater than actual disk space

The du command reports a total size of 276G for my /var/lib/docker. However, the df command says that the actual size of the device where / is mounted is just 219G. Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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Extend (C:) Drive while Recovery Partition in between and unable to transfer files

My C: drive is completely filled up, and now I want to allocate some more storage space to it. Disk Management showing my Disk Memory allocations: [NOTE] I'll be shrinking (D:) to get unallocated ...
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Corrupt SD card showing as unallocated space on disk management [duplicate]

My SD card showing corrupt on my android phone. I then through SD card reader attach it to pc. When open it in disk management it showing as unallocated space and not accessible at all. Disk ...
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Wsl distro occupying too much space despite not having so many files in it

I had run a process on wsl that generated large files and significantly ate up the total available disk space in the hard drive that contains the disk image of my distro. I have deleted those files ...
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What may be causing C Drive storage increases of more than 20GB overnight?

Desciption Windows 10 user here. As the title says, somehow overnight my C drive has been populated with 20GB of data overnight. The situation happened recently, and is something new, as it has not ...
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What is the maximum size of a 2.5" HDD? (for laptops)

I'm having a hard time finding a 2.5" hard disk drive that is larger than 2TB is there a reason why that is? So far the only one I could find is the Seagate Barracuda but that's it, nothing from ...
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Used space of a disk is much larger than the size on disk of all files on that disk [duplicate]

I show the properties of D: disk and the used space is 193GB but when i select all files on disk D: and show properties, it displays 92.5GB size on disk. Please help me explain that. I tried to clean ...
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ExtensionActivityEdge file is large, can I safely delete it?.. can I stop it's growth?

The ExtensionActivityEdge file is large (3.8 GB -- C:\Users\SomeUserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default)... Can I safely delete it?.. Is there a way to configure it so that I stop/...
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Deleting files doesn't free up disk space, but did increase $BadClus by the file size

System: Windows 11, externally mounted 8TB HDD WD disk NTFS Used TreeSize Duplicate Search (Jam Software), then deleted some files with the option "Move to Recycle Bin (if available)" turned ...
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Noticed very large space utilisation in linux LVs, how to find which file or what is responsible here?

I have two disks in my server with a LVs created and issue is on the one mounted on /. I am aware of using find and sort to output the largest for some given number of lines. like: find / -type f -...
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OK to delete Windows.db file on PC?

Recently I've been having issues with my personal laptop's hard drive running out of space. After scanning my PC with WinDirStat I noticed a file named "Windows.db" (located in C:/...
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Can't extend C partition with unallocated space. Due to a recovery partition is next to C drive [duplicate]

I just upgraded my laptop with a 2TB ssd by cloning the old 256G SSD. However I found the C drive volume can not be extended due to a "Recovery partition" is standing in between the ...
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Expand C drive to another empty disk? [duplicate]

Can I convert my disks to dynamic. Then add the free unallocated space from disk 0 to extend C drive volume?
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Epic games launcher redownloading symlinked files

Downloading a 150GB+ game on my SSD, I've symlinked some already downloaded files from the original D:\ directory to C:\ to free up space for new files yet to be downloaded, although symlinking files ...
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How can I figure out what files in AppData\Local\Temp I can delete safely?

My AppData\Local\Temp occupies 200GB, but cleanmgr.exe says Temporary Files: 1.16MB Why is there the difference? How can I figure out what files in the folder I can delete safely?
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How can I add space from my D drive to my C drive with different disks?

I'm running Windows 11 and my D drive has 1.8 TB of free space and my C drive only has about 30 GB left. I tried making unallocated space in my D drive but I couldn't allocate it to the C drive ...
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What is taking up this space on my SSD that was once used as a system disk and how to reclaim it?

My PC came with a 1TB SSD only. (old C: drive) I had a 500GB SSD added and made that the new C: drive and made the old 1TB SSD the new D: drive There are no files on D: drive. Yet 47GB is taken up. ...
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WIndows 10: FIle Explorer disk C:\ usage and actual content size don't match

I have quite of a problem. I have a 120GB SSD with two logical drives. One of them is a system one, 106GB in size. It has about 70GB of files and folders (incl. pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys). I've ...
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Why does Windows always reports slightly wrong sizes when formatting a disk?

I've installed Windows probably thousands of times since Windows 3.1. I forget the situation in Win 3.1, but from Windows 95 onwards, Windows has never respected partition size reality, and as it's ...
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Is it possible to compact a VirtualBox .vdi image while the guest is running?

I've been searching for that question on Google, on this site and in VirtualBox forums and I couldn't find anything related to it. Since nowadays partitions can be resized, encrypted, cloned, ... ...
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System Volume Information folder huge

I have yet another problem with the System Volume Information folder on my machine. I'm using Windows 10 Home 21H2. The folder occupies ~150GB (that is ~60% of my C: drive) Among other sources, I used ...
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INetCache/IE folder contains an incredible amount of files and consumes a lot of disk space?

By using WizTree I discover that inside INetCache\IE folder, there are around 5 million ++ files, and they consume 11.3 GB. This is strange because I don't use Internet Explorer on my Windows 10 ...
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How to give extra disk space to root for Ubuntu update?

I'd like to upgrade Ubuntu to 22.04, but I get the following error: The upgrade has aborted. The upgrade needs a total of 11,4 G free space on disk '/'. Please free at least an additional 2 817 M of ...
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Can I remove texlive-doc using 2.5 GB?

I'm trying to upgrade to Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish, but I don't have enough disk space. Can I safely remove /usr/share/doc/texlive-doc/ using a whopping 2.5 GB? I use Latex every day so if removing this ...
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Mapped Google Drive G: showing higher then expected space usage

When I log into the Google Drive web UI, it shows I have used "101.87 GB of 200 GB", so about 98 GB free. However, when I click "This PC" from my laptop - which I have sync'd with ...
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Tell OneDrive Commercial not to download all of the files on a specific computer?

Is there a way to free up space on a computer by telling OneDrive Commercial, I no longer want to store all of these files on a local hard drive? But keep them on a different computer?
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Moving files under Users folder in C drive to D drive

I wish to move a folder that is located under Users folder in C drive to D drive in order to free up space. The folder is by my name and has things like pictures, downloads, documents, desktop, videos ...
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What can I safely delete in C:\Users\<MyUsername> ? At 22GB++ Is it too large?

As per the title, is it too much to have a 22GB Users folder ? What can I delete, help, I am getting annoyed :-)
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Clone windows hard disk and resize ntfs partitions from linux

I have a 500gb hard disk with two main NTFS partitions, one for a Windows OS and the other for data for use by that OS as well as the boot partition at the beginning of the disk. The data partition is ...
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How do I identify directories with growing disk space usage in Ubuntu and Btrfs?

How do I identify directories with growing disk space usage in Ubuntu and Btrfs? Sometimes I notice that disk usage has increased considerably but I don't know which directory is responsible for the ...
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Windows - How do I undo 'sdelete -c C'?

sdelete is a tool for secure deletion, and the -c flag "cleans free space". I ran this command sdelete -c C on a Windows 10 machine in an attempt to clean up free space on the C drive, but ...
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mounted disk space is not getting used automatically

HI I have attached a volume of 1TB to my Ubuntu server. I can see the mounted disk in df -h. /dev/vdb 1000G 1.1G 999G 1% /data Note: /dev/vdb is the new mounted disk. If I do fdisk -l, the error ...
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