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How to Manage HDD Storage for Different Users

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 – 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 disks and must give chance to others in order to put their files on HDD.

This series of Tutorials are with Windows 10Though 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 the “quota” tab and click “Show Quota Settings”.

Qouta setting

Step Three: Check the “Enable quota management” and click “Quota Entries”.

Enable Quota Management and Entries

Step Four: Here you add a quota entry for the desired user. Click “Quota” and Choose “New Quota Entry”.

New Qouta- User selection
New Quota- User selection

Step Five: Click “Advanced” to go for user selection.

User Selection
User Selection

Step Six: Click “Find Now” (1), Choose a user (2) and click “Ok” (3).

Select User
Select User

Step Seven: Click “OK”

User selected

Step Eight:

For (1): Enter the value/amount for limitation and change the KB to MB/GB/TB

For (2): Enter the value/amount for giving a warning to the user.

HDD Storage
Limiting HDD Storage

Step Nine: Done!! You can see the list, you’ve managed disk space and limited the user’s storage capacity.

Manage HDD Storage and using Quota
Manage HDD Storage and use Quota

Now you’re done. You’ve successfully managed and limited your drive’s storage capacity for desired users.

If any question raises for you, fill free to ask in the comments or if you have any other suggestions.

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