Checking Disk Quota

There are a few ways to check free and used disk space.

From your CAE account page:

This is the easiest way, just access this link from any computer:

One useful tool is Windows Trash Analysis, great for clearing clutter.

On a CAE Windows Lab Machine:

Quota can be checked on a Windows machine by going Start > All Programs > Utilities > QuotaInfo

Quota Lookup

On a CAE Linux Lab Machine:

Open a terminal.

For basic info enter df -m ~

For a little more detailed info enter quotafor


Please be aware that there may be a delay in how current the information is when using quotafor, while using df -m ~ will give you more up to date, albeit less detailed, information.

So, how much disk space do you have? Here is a general rule of thumb:

When a CAE account is created, is is given a base allotment of 2 GB.
College of Engineering undergrads are given additional 6 GB (8 GB total).
CoE grad students get an additional 10 GB to the base allotment (12 GB total).
CoE faculty/staff get an additional 23 GB to the base allotment (25 GB total).
Other factors that affect allotment include special course requirements and purchased disk space.

To find large files in your file space, please refer to

Keywords:disk space quota   Doc ID:27883
Owner:Dan S.Group:Computer-Aided Engineering
Created:2013-01-03 13:25 CDTUpdated:2016-07-12 12:15 CDT
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