I'm new to Elementary and Linux in general. Just installed it today. How do I find how much disk space I have and more general information about my hard drive like you can in Windows and Mac OS X? Thanks.


Click Power button at the top-right corner of the screen, then select About This Computer in drop-down menu.


If you want a command line solution try running df -h in terminal. Example output on my laptop is below.

udev            2.7G   12K  2.7G   1% /dev
tmpfs           538M  1.5M  536M   1% /run
/dev/sda6        48G   34G   12G  75% /
none            4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none            2.7G   70M  2.6G   3% /run/shm
none            100M   60K  100M   1% /run/user
/dev/sda5       298G  148G  151G  50% /mnt/storage
/dev/sda2        96M   68M   29M  71% /boot

It shows the free disk space for all mounted partitions


I'd second @roman's answer. "About This Computer" is probably the simplest way to get information about your hard drive.

For more detailed information, you could install Disk Usage Analyzer or Disk Utility from the Software Center. Disk Usage Analyzer is a lot like DaisyDisk for OS X, and Disk Utility is a lot like OS X's Disk Utility.

  • Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll try installing Disk Utility, as I'm most familiar with OS X's Disk Utility.
    – MoneyKenny
    May 26 '16 at 16:52

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