Articles May 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Quota Monitor Menu 3 (beta)

The Situation: You have a Mac OS X Server with network home directories and disk quotas enabled.

The Problem: The Mac OS Finder on client machines does not have very good support for warning users they are approaching their file quota limit. They end up all of sudden unable to save files with little or no explanation as to why.

The Solution: Quota Monitor Menu places the user’s home folder quota status right in the menu bar. It will also pop up warnings at regular intervals.

This is a general rewrite and cleanup of the code, and a few new preference options have been added. Tested on 10.6 and run in my organization for the last few weeks. You can download both the app and source at:


  • It gets its info on the client side from what the finder reports in terms of available and used disk space for the root of the home folder. As long as the finder shows what you want it to for the home folder it should work in theory.

  • markdixonelliott

    i attempted to test this with the plan to roll out to our college mac suites.
    i notice that the minimum version of OS X supported is 10.6 but we run 10.5 🙁

    would v2 be a better choice for me? is there a working link anywhere, your SVN doesn’t list v2.

    cheers 🙂

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