How To Export and Import Disk Quota Settings to Other Volumes in Windows XP

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After you set disk quotas and modify the disk quotas to make sure that users have sufficient disk space, you can export the settings so that they are available to import into other NTFS file system volumes. You can export and import the settings for every user, or for selected users.

How to Export Quota Settings

Disk quota settings are saved in a file format that is exclusive to the Disk Quotas utility and that is used only to import and export quota settings from one volume to another. The Export Quota Settings dialog box does not display the file name extension for the settings file, even if the folder that contains the settings file displays file name extensions for all files.

To export the settings on a volume that has quotas applied to it:
  1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  2. Right-click the volume from which you want to export quota settings, and then click Properties.
  3. In the Properties dialog box, click the Quota tab.
  4. In the quota properties dialog box, click the Quota tab, verify that the Enable quota management check box is selected, and then click Quota Entries.
  5. Click the user quota records that you want to export.
  6. On the Quota menu, click Export.
  7. In the Export Quota Settings dialog box, specify a destination folder, type in a file name for the saved settings, and then click Save.

    NOTE: You can drag a selected quota setting to a folder where an export file is automatically created.

How to Import Quota Settings

When you import quota records, a dialog box is displayed if imported settings will overwrite existing settings for a volume user. Specify whether you want to overwrite the existing user settings.

To import quota setting from another volume after you export the settings from that volume:
  1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  2. Right-click the volume to which you want to import quota settings, and then click Properties.
  3. On the Properties dialog box, click the Quota tab.
  4. In the quota properties dialog box, click Quota Entries.
  5. On the Quota Entries dialog box, click Import on the Quota menu.
  6. On the Import Quota Settings dialog box, click the name of the file that contains the quota settings that you want to import, and then click Open.

How to Use a Drag-and-Drop Operation to Import Quota Settings

You can open two instances of the Quota Entries dialog box, one for the source disk volume from which you want to export quota records, and one for the destination volume to which you are exporting the quota records.

After you open two Quota Entries dialog boxes, you can drag quota records from the source volume's Quota Entries dialog box to the destination volume's Quota Entries dialog box.

For entries that already exist on the destination volume, the settings that are transferred are the user's disk space limit and quota warning level values. If the entries do not exist, new entries are created.

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Article ID: 308664 - Last Review: July 15, 2004 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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