Here’s how you can check the size of Reserved Storage in Windows 11

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This article explains how to check the ‘Reserved storage’ size in Windows 11 using the Settings and Terminal apps. Reserved storage ensures critical system functions have enough space to operate, and its size can vary depending on the system configuration and available disk space. Checking it can help manage disk space and system performance.

This article explains using the Settings and Terminal apps to check the ‘Reserved storage‘ size in Windows 11.

Reserved storage is a feature in Windows that sets aside a portion of the available disk space to be used by system updates, apps, temporary files, and system caches. This ensures critical system functions have enough space to operate even when the disk space is low.

Windows automatically manages the Reserved storage and will start at around 7 GB. However, its size can vary depending on the system configuration and available disk space.

It is a useful feature to ensure the smooth functioning of the operating system and to prevent potential issues that may arise due to low disk space.

Learning to check the Reserved storage in Windows can be helpful in many ways. By knowing the size of the Reserved storage, you can better understand how much space is available for your files and programs.

Additionally, if you are experiencing low disk space issues and your system is not running smoothly, checking the Reserved storage can help you identify if enough space is reserved for critical system functions.

Check Researved storage using the Settings app

As mentioned above, learning how to check the system’s Reserved storage can be helpful in many ways.

Here’s how to do that.

First, open the Windows Settings app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. Or press the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.

When the Setting app opens, click the System button on the left.

Next, select the Storage tile on the right to expand it.

Windows 11 Storage tile in the Settings app
Windows settings app storage tile

Next, click the Show more categories link to expand it.

Windows 11 Storage show more category link

Then, click the System & reserve tile to expand it.

Windows 11 reserved storage tile

On the System & reserved detailed page, you’ll find your system’s ‘Reserved storage‘ size.

Windows 11 reserved storage details

Close the Settings app when you’re done.

Check the Reserved storage size using the command line

Use the steps below to determine your device’s Reserved storage size using the command line.

First, open the Windows Terminal app as administrator.

Then, select either the PowerShell or Command Prompt tab and run the command below.

fsutil storagereserve query C:​

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to check the Reserved storage in Windows 11. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.


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