If you have a shared computer in your household or office you may experience that the free space on the hard drive gets smaller and smaller. Especially if you have a Tweens (Teens using the computer filling it up with music, pictures, downloads etc.) using it. There is a way to make sure every user has enough storage space – Disk Quotas.
First off, you need Administrator Rights to pull this off.
- Click the Start orb and select Computer.
- Right click the drive on which you want to set quotas.
- Click Properties.
- Click the Quota tab.
- Click Show Quota Settings.
- At the UAC prompt, click Continue.
- Click Enable Quota Management and check the box that says Deny Disk Space to Users Exceeding Quota Limit.
- Select Limit Disk Space.
- Type in the amount of disk space that you want new users to have, and the amount of space remaining when you want the user to get a warning message.