Wednesday, January 26

Enable or Disable Enforce Disk Quota Limits in Windows 10

Enable or Disable Enforce Disk Quota Limits in Windows 10: If you have more than one user account on your PC then enabling Disk Quota makes sense, as you don’t want any user to use up all the disk space. In such cases, the administrator can enable Disk Quota from where they can allocate each user a specific amount of disk space on the NTFS file system volume. Additionally, Administrators can optionally configure the system to log an event when the user are near their quota, and they can either deny or allow further disk space to users who have exceeded their quota.

Enable or Disable Enforce Disk Quota Limits in Windows 10

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Method 1: Enable or Disable Enforce Disk Quota Limits in Windows 10 Drive Properties

Enable Disk Quota, if you haven’t then follow this tutorial.

2.Press Windows Key + E to open File Explorer then from the left-hand menu click on This PC.

3.Now right-click on the NTFS drive [Example Local Disk (D:)] you want to enable or disable the disk quotas for and then select Properties.

4.Switch to the Quota tab then click on “Show Quota Settings“.

5.Now checkmarkDeny disk space to users exceeding quota limit” if you want to enable Enforce Disk Quota Limits then click OK.

6.If you want to Disable Enforce Disk Quota Limits then uncheck “Deny disk space to users exceeding quota limit” and click OK.

Method 2: Enable or Disable Enforce Disk Quota Limits in Registry Editor

Note: If you use this method then the “Deny disk space to users exceeding quota limit” option in quotas tab will be disabled by the system and you won’t be able to use Method 1 or Method 4.

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

2.Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\DiskQuota

Note: If you can’t find DiskQuota then right-click on Windows NT then select New > Key and then name this key as DiskQuota.

3.Right-click on DiskQuota then select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value then name this DWORD as Enforce and hit Enter.

4.Now double-click on Enforce DWORD to change it’s value to:

0 = Disable Enforce Disk Quota Limits
1 = Enable Enforce Disk Quota Limits

5.Click OK and close registry editor.

Method 3: Enable or Disable Enforce Disk Quota Limits in Windows 10  Using Group Policy Editor

Note: This method won’t work for Windows 10 Home Edition, this method is only for Windows 10 Pro, Education, and Enterprise Edition.

1.Press Windows Key + R then type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.

2.Navigate to the following path:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Disk Quotas

3.Make sure to select Disk Quotas then in right window pane double-click on Enforce disk quota limit policy.

4.Now in the “Enforce disk quota limit” policy properties use the following settings:

Note: Either you enable or disable the above policy, the “Deny disk space to users exceeding quota limit” option in quotas tab will be disabled by the system and you won’t be able to use Method 1 or Method 4.

5.Click Apply followed by OK.

6.Close Group Policy editor then restart your PC.

Method 4: Enable or Disable Enforce Disk Quota Limits in Command Prompt

1.Press Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).

2.Type the following command into cmd and hit Enter:

fsutil quota enforce X:

Note: Replace X: with the actual drive letter for which you want to enable enforce disk quota limits for (ex fsutil quota enforce D:).

3.Now to disable enforce disk quota limits, simply use the following command and hit Enter:

fsutil quota disable X:

Note: Replace X: with the actual drive letter for which you want to enforce disk quota limits for (ex fsutil quota disable D:).

4.Close the command prompt and reboot your PC.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Enable or Disable Enforce Disk Quota Limits in Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.