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Lesson 10. Drive, Folder, and File Manag... > Understanding Drives, Folders, and F...

Understanding Drives, Folders, and Files

Most computers come with at least two disk drives: the hard disk drive and the floppy disk drive. The hard disk drive provides large-capacity storage for your programs and the data files you create. Windows itself is also stored on the hard disk drive. The floppy disk drive lets you transfer small amounts of data from one computer to another easily.

The drives are assigned letters so that the computer can tell them apart. Typically, the hard disk is drive C: and the floppy disk drive is A:. Your PC might have more than one hard disk, or the hard disk might be divided into separate partitions. If so, the additional drives are labeled D:, E:, and so on. If your PC has more than one disk drive, it is labeled B:. If your PC has a CD-ROM drive, it's assigned the first available drive letter, such as D: or E:.


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