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.

Here’s How:


First off, you need Administrator Rights to pull this off.

  1. Click the Start orb and select Computer.
  2. Right click the drive on which you want to set quotas.
  3. Click Properties.
  4. Click the Quota tab.
  5. Click Show Quota Settings.
  6. At the UAC prompt, click Continue.
  7. Click Enable Quota Management and check the box that says Deny Disk Space to Users Exceeding Quota Limit.
  8. Select Limit Disk Space.
  9. 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.

Click OK

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