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Enable or Disable Disk Quotas in Windows 10

Enable or Disable Disk Quotas in Windows 10: If you have more than one user account on your PC then enabling Disk Quota make 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 is near their quota, and they can either deny or allow further disk space to users who have exceeded their quota.

Enable or Disable Disk Quotas in Windows 10

Once the user who has exceeded their quota is allocated further disk space, you need to do so by taking the unutilized disk space from other users on the PC and then allocating this disk to the user who has exhausted their limit. anyway, without wasting any time let’s see How to Enable or Disable Disk Quotas in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

Note: The below tutorial will only enable or disable disk quotas, to enforce a disk quota limit you need to follow this tutorial instead.

Enable or Disable Disk Quotas in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Enable or Disable Disk Quotas in Drive Properties

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

2.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.

Right-click on the NTFS drive and then select Properties

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

Switch to the Quota tab then click on Show Quota Settings

4.To Enable Disk Quota, checkmark “Enable disk quota management” then click OK.

To Enable Disk Quota checkmark Enable disk quota management

5.You should see a pop-up message, just click OK to confirm.

You should see a pop-up message once you enable Disk Quota, just click OK to confirm

6.Now if you need to disable Disk Quota then simply uncheck “Enable disk quota management” then click OK.

To Disable Disk Quota uncheck Enable disk quota management

7.Again click on OK to confirm your actions.

8.Close everything then reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 2: Enable or Disable Disk Quotas in Registry Editor

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

Run command regedit

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.

Right-click on Windows NT then select New then Key

3.Right-click on DiskQuota then select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Right-click on DiskQuota then select New and then click on DWORD (32-bit) Value

4.Name this DWORD as Enable and hit Enter.

Enable or Disable Disk Quotas in Registry Editor

5.Now double-click on Enable DWORD to change it’s value to:

0 = Disable Disk Quota
1 = Enable Disk Quota

To Enable Disk Quota set the value of DWORD to 1 & to disable set it to 0

6.Click OK and close registry editor.

Method 3: Enable or Disable Disk Quotas 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.

gpedit.msc in run

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 Enable disk quotas policy.

Double click on Enable Disk quota limit policy in gpedit

4.Now in the “Enable disk quotas” policy properties use the following settings:

Enabled = Enable Disk Quota
Disabled = Disable Disk Quota (Administrators will not be able to enable disk quota via method 1 & 4)
Not Configured = Disk Quota will be disabled but Administrators will be able to enable it by using method 1 & 4.

Enable or Disable Disk Quotas in Group Policy Editor

5.Click Apply followed by OK.

6.Close Group Policy editor then restart your PC.

Method 4: Enable or Disable Disk Quotas in Windows 10 Using Command Prompt

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

command prompt with admin rights

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

fsutil quota track X:

Enable Disk Quotas in Command Prompt

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

3.Now to disable disk quotas simply use the following command and hit Enter:

fsutil quota disable X:

Disable Disk Quotas in Command Prompt

Note: Replace X: with the actual drive letter for which you want to disable disk quotas (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 Disk Quotas in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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