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Space allowed for personal profiles

In an on-going effort to improve the UWSTUDENT lab system, Information Technology enforces a quota limit on the amount of space a person's profile can occupy. This is designed to prevent profile corruption and to speed up the logon process.


To find out what the current default quota is for a student's personal profile, see the UWStudent Computer Accounts page. If a user exceeds this quota limit, the user will be prompted by a Profile storage space warning message stating: "You have exceeded your profile storage space. You can log off but will be prompted to perform a “Force log off”. Please be aware that when you perform a forced log off your profile will not be copied back up to the server.Your profile is separate from your student storage (H: drive).

Please visit a Lab Assistant to have your profile reset. For more information on roaming profiles, please visit


Profile Storage Space Quota Exceeded warning window

This message will reappear every five minutes until the user is under profile quota. In addition to this window, a red X will be placed in the System Tray in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

System tray

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