Quota management is one of the most important tools used on the Windows platform. In terms of hard disks, quota management is defined as setting limits for disk usage per user. Help in the correct allocation of data. It generally runs on those systems / servers where the number of users is high.
Disk quota is used to monitor and examine disk space usage. There are basically two types of disk quotas. Are:
- Usage fee or blocking fee
- File rate or Inode rate
The usage quota is used to limit the hard disk space that will be used, while the file quota is used to limit the files and folders that will be used.
Other quotas, such as "Flexible Quota" are used when the user is near the usage limit and "Maximum Quota" is used when the user is reaching the actual limit.
Now this article will walk you through some steps on “how to enable quota management for hard drives” in Windows 10:
On the desktop screen, double click on “This PC”. In the “This PC” window, right-click on any hard drive (eg Local Drive (C :), (D :), etc.) and then click “Properties”.
Find the "Quota" section and click on it. In the "Quota" section, click "Show Quota Settings".
Select the "Enable Quota Management" button. After enabling it, you can limit the disk space to a certain size. You can also configure the warning level to display warning messages when the allocated disk space is close to full size. Click "OK" after making the desired changes.
A dialog box will appear with a warning message stating “You need to enable the quota system only if you intend to use quotas on this volume. When you enable the quota system, the volume will be scanned again to update the disk usage statistics. This may take a few minutes. Press OK to enable the quota system now ”.
Click "OK" to allow quota management for this hard drive.