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Windows 7: Folder Limit

14 Jun 2010   #1
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 
Folder Limit

I hope that this is the right section for this =P
I am wondering if I can set limits on a folder and how much space it can take up on my system. I would like to keep a folder from going over 7GB. Is there any program that I can do this with to customize the folder that way? ( or something else ? ) I have heard of 'quotas' but im not so sure on windows 7. I would like to prevent the folder from adding ANY more files to it.
Any Ideas?
Thankyou!!! ^^


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14 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redblade8 View Post
I hope that this is the right section for this =P
I am wondering if I can set limits on a folder and how much space it can take up on my system. I would like to keep a folder from going over 7GB. Is there any program that I can do this with to customize the folder that way? ( or something else ? ) I have heard of 'quotas' but im not so sure on windows 7. I would like to prevent the folder from adding ANY more files to it.
Any Ideas?
Thankyou!!! ^^
You can prevent a folder from being written to, and that will prevent it from growing. I dont know of any direct way to say when it gets to 7 gigs stop.

Sorry

Ken
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14 Jun 2010   #3
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

'You can prevent a folder from being written to, and that will prevent it from growing. I dont know of any direct way to say when it gets to 7 gigs stop.

Sorry

Ken'

This is very contradicting...first you say that you can prevent a folder from being written to , then you say that you cannot...hmm...I wonder if this is at all solvable in any way...
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14 Jun 2010   #4
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I think what ZigZag meant was that you can prevent a folder from being written to. But at the same time this is a general prevention that is not dependant on a size. So you can select folder and prevent things from writting to it. But you cant select folder and set it to a max size of 7G.

If this is a folder that can be accessed by anything and is not program specific, you could make a 7G partition on your hard-drive. this would act as a seperate Hard Drive and have a limit on data at 7G. When you reach 7gigs, you would get a "Cant write to Hard-Drive" or "Hard drive full" error instead of files being written to it.

you can then point your programs to save to the new drive whatever you named the partition (H:) or whatever drive letter is assigned
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14 Jun 2010   #5
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Here is how to create unallocated space from your current drive and create a new partition. I would wait to start this until a pro from the forum confirms this will help you correctly. I have not done this Tut. so I am not familiar with all the steps.

Again please seek more pro advice on these steps:
Partition or Volume - Create New
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14 Jun 2010   #6
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks =P You are always helpful.
I will try this, and see if it works ( hopefully...) It sounds like it will work.
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14 Jun 2010   #7
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

No problem. just be careful and read through that thread first before attempting. make sure you understand all steps and look at comments for any issues you might run into. I dont want anything to go wrong on your computer.
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14 Jun 2010   #8
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

I hope nothing goes wrong with my computer...it is a very touchy file (winsxs, the one I do not want to touch, but would like to deal with... I have looked all over the internet, so I know what it is, and know not to touch it really...) Just using the built-in windows compression option gave me the blue screen of death...lol and then I could not install/uninstall anything for a while... I really hate it. I would rather DLL hell on my computer than a file that is taking up that much space on my hard drive ( because my virus scanner takes hours to get through the big file...) Can't Microsoft think of something better than Winsxs..? ugh
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14 Jun 2010   #9
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Id say that Thorsen's suggestion will solve your problem admirably.... I have just looked through Brink's Tutorial and it looks like it covers it

One thing I'm going to suggest which I always suggest when dealing with partitioning. Backup anything you don't want to lose. Generally there is very little risk. but occasionally something goes wrong. and i would really hate to see you wipe out your files. A system image probably isn't a bad idea either. Just in case.
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14 Jun 2010   #10
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

KK thanks. I will look into doing a system image ( there is a tutorial for it around here somewhere...)
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