If you’re using a PC with more than a user, so “quota” can help you to Manage HDD Storage Capacity between users. This question rays here that – why should we manage the storage capacity?
The answer is here: if multiple users with huge data, are using a PC, so there must be a rule for using the HDD storage capacity. A single user should not fill all the disk and must give chance to others in-order to put there files in HDD.
This series of Tutorials are with Windows 10! Though this tutorial works on windows 7/8 or 8.1 as well.
Manage HDD Storage, Using Disk Quota
Step one: Right click on the drive – you want to manage and choose “properties” from the pop-up list or simply select the drive and press “Alt + Enter” from the keyboard.
Step Two: When the properties window opens, go to “quota” tab and click “Show Quota Settings”.
Step Three: Check the “Enable quota management” and click “Quota Entries”.
Step Four: Here you add a quota entry for the desired user. Click “Quota” and Choose “New Quota Entry”.
Step Five: Click “Advanced” to go for user selection.
Step Six: Click “Find Now” (1), Choose a user (2) and Click “Ok” (3).
Step Seven: Click “OK”
For (1): Enter the value/amount for limitation and change the KB to MB/GB/TB
For (2): Enter the value/amount for giving warn to the user.
Step Nine: Done!! You can see the list, you’ve managed disk space and limited the user’s storage capacity.
Now you’re done. You’ve successfully managed and limited your drive’s storage capacity for desired users.
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