Windows – Free space in a CMD shell


Is there a way to get the amount of free diskspace of a disk or a folder in a CMD
without having to install some thirdparty applications?

I have a CMD that copies a big file to a given directory and could of course use
the errorlevel return from the copy command, but then I have to wait for the time
it takes to copy the file (eg…to that then the disk is full and the copy operation fails).

I would like to know before I start the copy if it is any idea at all. Tried the DU.EXE utility from Sysinternals, but that show occupied space only.

Best Solution

If you run "dir c:\", the last line will give you the free disk space.

Edit: Better solution: "fsutil volume diskfree c:"