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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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 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 images ...
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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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MacOS - growing MySQL error logs in usr/local/var folder [closed]

Time after time I have problem with remaining disk capacity on my MacBook PRO (256GB disk capacity). Few weeks ago I have installed OmniDiskSweeper and it found 2 files with more than 30GB size in ...
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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 ...
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pacct file on gentoo gobbles up lots of disk space, can I nullyfy it?

root@GentooLinux_18:41:46_Wed Apr 03:/var/account#du -shc * 2.3G pacct 2.3G total Wondering!! And I am getting this : couldn't open file '@ACCT_FILE_LOC@'
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Trouble while extending a disk partition on Windows

I have an unallocated space, so I tried to extend my C:\ drive however I couldn't do the process "extend volume" option is disabled, you can see the image below,
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When writing to mounted cifs (samba) share Reported local hard drive space decreases (as if it is being written to)

I have an interesting perdicerment where whenever I write a large file from within a (samba standalone) smb share to another directory within that very same smb share which I have mounted in an (...
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How to find cause for spike in used disk space on SuSE linux?

I have a SuSE linux system which has slowly rising disk space usage (on root partition) which is normal due to log files etc. But today the disk usage had a spike from 80% used to 95% used within 30 ...
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Can not free partiton when uninstalling Linux

I wanted to remove Linux partitions and in tutorial writes that they don't have anything written under File System, but here is still this disk 0 partition 2 which I can't do anything with except ...
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Raspbian space disk by default

I'm doing my first steps with Raspberry Pi (3B+), and I'm not sure about my SD card. I already have a 8 GB, but my question is : Is a 8GB SD card enough to install Raspbian and few packages such as ...
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Why I can see lot more free disk space as root than as a user?

When I am logged in as a user, I can see free disk space: 1.2 Gb, with Midnight Commander. Surprisingly when I run "sudo mc" then Midnight Commander shows a lot more free disk space: 1.9 Gb. How is it ...
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Difference in free disk space - ncdu and df

I've noticed that there is a huge difference in free disk space for root by using "ncdu" or "df" for me: df -Th: dev devtmpfs 7,8G 0 7,8G 0% /dev run ...
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what happens when all bits in a hard-disk are set to one?

When all bits in a computer hard-disk become zero, we say that the disk was wiped out and is now clean of any data. consider the hypothetical case in which all bits are now one. What will the computer ...
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Is there a way I can check which block of disk is really used?

I use df and du to check disk usage of centos,then I get different results from these tools. [root@localhost home]# df -Th Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/...
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Manual disk allocation always leaves KiBs available in CentOS 7?

I am allocating disk spaces manually via GUI with CentOS 7. I've tried hundreds of times but failed to leave 0 KiBs available. It's always several KiBs available... Please check the screenshots for ...
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Disk Space 6% used but no space left on device in Amazon EC2 Linux BTRFS file system

The output for df -h is: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 196G 12G 184G 6% / The output for df -i is: Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on ...
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Please help me understand the jump in used space in a freshly formatted disk

Let me try to explain what I am trying to understand. I have 2 physical drives in my laptop. The one without the OS, the D drive, shows 200 MB of used space right after formatting. (Right click -> ...
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VIRTUALBOX RESIZE PARTITION | Archlinux | guest not recognizing new increased disk size

UPDATED-STATEMENT: 20190206@094017@WED Post created UPDATED-STATEMENT: 20190208@153938@FRI Attempted to resize partition but unable to get more than 8GB for root or sda2 in my case UPDATED-STATEMENT: ...
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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?...