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 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

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 OSs 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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Onenote - Reducing Storage Footprint on PC

Is there a way to reduce the size of the Onenote folder size on my PC - Outlook 2016 MSO 64 bit)? I love Onenote and use it extensively. The one downside is that the local copy of my notebook is ...
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Windows 10 doesn't calculate used space on disk properly

I am attaching screenshot of the problem Disk size comparasion When I select everything in C:\ it calculates different size of when I see my C: drive in "This PC". I am trying to understand what is ...
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missing disk space on ext4

I have a case like this. One partition 7.7GB, And I cannot where this space was used. /# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 488M 0 488M 0% /dev tmpfs ...
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How to grow ubuntu partition with gpart [duplicate]

Hello I would like to grow my Ubuntu partitition, as seen on the picture 1 /dev/sda6 (50GiB) to include unallocated space (296.98 GiB) on the left. Apparantely, I can add to the existing partition /...
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Newly imaged system not recognizing any unallocated space? (smaller image clone to larger drive)

I built a Windows 10 system image in VMWare Workstation that I gave a size of 64GB, so the image could be cloned onto multiple devices of any larger size. I was told that after cloning onto the target ...
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Incorrect disk space on LUKS LVM volume

I have a new HDD attached to my machine (CentOS 7.6), 1TB in size. I used fdisk to create a new primary partition there of size 500GB, type "8e" (Linux LVM). I then marked it as an LVM physical ...
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How can I copy the exact used space and free space of a partition in Windows Explorer?

How can I copy the exact used space and free space of a partition somewhere in Windows Explorer? I tried going to the partition's properties but the number of bytes cannot be copied: Maybe this can ...
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Disk Utility shows different storage usage, recovery could not offer a solution

My MacBook needs to be updated and tells me, that it needs 17GB of available disk space. I deleted many files and "About my Mac" shows that there are 50+GB available. But the message that there is ...
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How to see a break down of disk space usage by other users?

The computer I am using has 7 other user accounts besides my own user account. Now it is running out of disk space. The operation system is Windows 10. Under "settings->storage," I can see "Other ...
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New SSD reading correct size in Disk Management, but not File Manager?

I am on a Windows 10 machine with Intel hardware and I used Clonezilla to clone my old HDD (250GB) to a new SSD (1TB) and in the process. I told it to restructure the partition table so that it used ...
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Why links to image take up disk space in Word

I am writing my thesis and it is building a thick Word document. I have hundreds of images to include. As an attempt to reduce the disk space required by the .docx file, I have been inserting all ...
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Suppress 'Disk Space Notification' Success window after Disk Cleanup

From what I can tell running cleanmgr.exe with /AUTOCLEAN only inspects windows setup and installation files. If one runs cleanmgr.exe with /VERYLOWDISK it runs cleanmgr.exe as if all the check boxes ...
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Plesk on ubuntu not able to delete _bak www-data user?

My server is running at capacity and I'm trying to clear files/figure out what caused this issue. I can see that my _bak file is taking up a huge chunk of my server's space. But I can't delete it. ...
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Disk space lost with partitioning (windows 10 - disk management)

It is the second time (since a long time ago) i try on my computer to create a small partition, using the default windows 10 disk management tool. First step is to shrink my C drive, and windows asks ...
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Exact files (Copied) have a different size on disk on the same drive?

Recently I've run across something odd. An exact copy of a folder full of files has a different Size on Disk than the original. I could understand how this could happen between drives with different ...
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Change Windows Drive error percentage [duplicate]

I have a Windows server 2012 R2. We have a drive of 4TB and have 10% left. This means that I have still 400GB left. I want the error to come when I have 5% or less left. Is there a way to get this ...
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How to debug the “System” part of my Mac that is taking up space

I am seeing this. I have been running a lot of Node.js data processing scripts to generate data on an external hard drive. I am logging a lot of stuff to the terminal windows that are running those ...
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My C Drive is full without reason [duplicate]

My C drive (SSD, the drive on which I installed the OS) recently shows that it's almost full. (Japanese text says: empty space is 6.98 GB out of 105 GB.) But when I checked by computing all the ...
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Increase bootable USB available memory

I wanted to know if it is possible to use the USB memory to increase the available disk-space for a bootable OS in an USB. I have a bootable USB which runs Kali Linux. I noticed that the available ...
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Same files have different “size on disk” on new drive

I recently bought a 8TB HDD to replace my 1TB drive for storing my backups. However after moving the files to the new drive I noticed they take up a substantially larger amount of space on the disk, ...
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Jupyter OSError: [Errno 122] Disk quota exceeded:

I am running jupyter notebook on a server and accessing it using ssh tunnelling. I am having a Kernel error when trying to start jupyter. Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/user/.conda/...
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How to fix ASUS transformer t100 sound and disk space?

I have an asus transformer t100. It had windows 8.1 in it. I upgraded to windows 10 by formating the machine. My computer couldn't start(it was a long time ago i don't remember why) so i installed ...
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Windows 10 storage space is incorrect

I can't figure out what is taking up space on my hard disk, I have tried so many everything, including running disk utilities, to no avail I can't figure out what is taking up the space. If you look ...