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Windows supports the use of disk quotas on NTFS volumes, which enables you to configure quota settings globally for a volume. However, you cannot set quotas differently on subfolders of a volume. You can set quotas
differently for each user, if needed, giving specific users more or less space
than others.

To configure quotas on a volume, follow these steps:

  1. Open
    My Computer, right-click the volume, and choose Properties.
  2. Press
    the Quota tab, select Enable Quota Management, and click OK.

On the Quota tab, you configure settings that determine the
amount of space allocated to each user and how Windows reacts when a user nears
and/or exceeds the quota limit. If you set quota values here and take no other
configuration action, all new users will receive the assigned quotas. Existing
users will not have quotas assigned to them.

To configure quota assignments for existing users, which
enables you to also set quotas differently per user, follow these steps:

  1. Press
    the Quota Entries button to open the Quota Entries window.
  2. Go to
    Quota | New Quota Entry.
  3. Choose
    or enter the user name, click Add, and then click OK.
  4. In the
    resulting Add New Quota Entry dialog box, choose the option Limit Disk
    Space To and set the maximum space in kilobytes and the warning level.
    Then, click OK.

Repeat the process to add quota entries for other existing