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Fsutil quota

Published: April 17, 2012

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista

Manages disk quotas on NTFS volumes to provide more precise control of network-based storage.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

fsutil quota [disable] <VolumePath>
fsutil quota [enforce] <VolumePath>
fsutil quota [modify] <VolumePath> <Threshold> <Limit> <UserName>
fsutil quota [query] <VolumePath>
fsutil quota [track] <VolumePath>
fsutil quota [violations]

 

Parameter Description

disable

Disables quota tracking and enforcement on the specified volume.

enforce

Enforces quota usage on the specified volume.

modify

Modifies an existing disk quota or creates a new quota.

query

Lists existing disk quotas.

track

Tracks disk usage on the specified volume.

violations

Searches the system and application logs and displays a message to indicate that quota violations have been detected or that a user has reached a quota threshold or quota limit.

<VolumePath>

Required. Specifies the drive name followed by a colon or the GUID in the format Volume{GUID}.

<Threshold>

Sets the limit (in bytes) at which warnings are issued. This parameter is required for the fsutil quota modify command.

<Limit>

Sets the maximum allowed disk usage (in bytes). This parameter is required for the fsutil quota modify command.

<UserName>

Specifies the domain or user name. This parameter is required for the fsutil quota modify command.

  • Disk quotas are implemented on a per-volume basis, and they enable both hard and soft storage limits to be implemented on a per-user basis.

  • You can use write scripts that use fsutil quota to set the quota limits every time you add a new user or to automatically track quota limits, compile them into a report, and automatically send them to the system administrator in e-mail.

To list existing disk quotas for a disk volume that is specified with the GUID, {928842df-5a01-11de-a85c-806e6f6e6963}, type:

fsutil quota query Volume{928842df-5a01-11de-a85c-806e6f6e6963}

To list existing disk quotas for a disk volume that is specified with the drive letter, C:, type:

Fsutil quota query C:

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