display-disk-usage [DIRUSE]

DIRUSE (2K Resource Kit / XP Support Tools)

Display disk usage.

Syntax DIRUSE [options] Folders...Options /M Display in Mb /K Display in Kb /B Display in bytes (default) /, Use thousand separator when displaying sizes.  /Q:# Quota limit, mark folders that exceed the size (#) with a "!". set %errorlevel% to ONE if any folders are found that exceed the specified size /* Report on one level of subfolders (top-level folders) /D Display only folders that exceed specified sizes. /S Include detail of every subfolder in the output /O Don’t check subfolders for quota overflow. /V Display progress report for every subfolder /C Use Compressed size instead of apparent size. /L Output overflows to logfile .DIRUSE.LOG. /A generate an alert if quota is exceeded (requires the Alerter service)

Options for DIRUSE can be specified with either -option or /option

This utility does still work under Windows 7/2008 R2/2012, although (like all Resource Kit tools) it is unsupported.


C:> DIRUSE /M /q:1.5 /* e:users

“Work is achieved by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence” ~ Laurence J. Peter (The Peter Principle)


DIR – Display a list of files and folders
DirQuota – Create and manage quotas(File Server Resource Manager)
DISKUSE – Show the space used in a folder/subfolders (2003 Resource Kit).
You can also list files with XCOPY /L
FREEDISK – Check free disk space.
FSUTIL – File and Volume utilities
Powershell: (Get-ChildItem C:docs* -recurse) | measure-object -property length -sum
Equivalent bash command (Linux): quotacheck – Scan a file system for disk usage


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