Finding High Disk Space File Usage on Window

How to find large files that may be taking up too much file space

If you are unable to find unwanted files that are filling up your file space, you can do so by one of two methods:

Method 1:

Access the disk space from your CAE account: https://account.my.cae.wisc.edu/disk

Click on "Disk Space Analysis"

From here you can see large files that are 10MB or more in order from largest to smallest.

Method 2:

1. Open Windows Explorer
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2. Select Organize in the upper left hand corner and select Folder and Search Options

3. Click on the View tab

4. Make sure the "Show hidden files, folders and drives" options is selected
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5. Click OK

Now search for large files:

1. Click on the I: drive

2. Select a group of folders, right click, and select properties

3. Wait for space to be calculated

If these files seem to be taking up a disproportionate amount of space, search through these files using the same method above until you have pinpointed the source off the excess disk use.

If the large file is not in that set of folders, select a new group of folders and repeat the method above.




Keywords:disk space file space disk quota over   Doc ID:17845
Owner:Noel K.Group:Computer-Aided Engineering
Created:2011-04-04 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-07-12 12:15 CDT
Sites:Computer-Aided Engineering
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