How to Manage Hard Disk’s Storage for Users in windows 10

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”.

Qouta Setting

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

Enable Qouta

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

new quota

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

Qouta Manage

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

find user

Step Seven: Click “OK”

userFound

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 warn to the user.

Manage Space

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

HDDSpace

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

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