Fsutil quota

Applies To: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2016, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7

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.

Syntax

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]

Parameters

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.

Remarks

  • 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.

Examples

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:

Additional references

Command-Line Syntax Key

Fsutil