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Java file get total space

In this section, you will learn how to get the total space of disc.

Java file get total space

In this section, you will learn how to get the total space of disc.

Description of code:

JDK 1.6 provides few new methods ? getTotalSpace(), getUsableSpace() and getFreeSpace(), bundled with These methods provides essential information regarding disk space.

In the given example, we have created an instance of a File to represent a disc of our file system. Then we have called the method getTotalSpace() of class File through the object of File class.

getTotalSpace() method- This method returns the actual size of the disc.

Here is the code:


public class FileTotalSpace {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		File file = new File("C:");
		long totalSpace = file.getTotalSpace();
		System.out.println("Total Space = " + totalSpace + " bytes");

You can find the total space of a disc or partition using the method getTotalSpace().


Total Space = 36388605952 bytes


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