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Chapter 14. Maintaining Your Computer > Displaying Disk and Folder Information

Displaying Disk and Folder Information

As you work with files, folders, and programs, you should know the size of the disk and how much space remains available. A disk can store only a limited amount of data. Hard disks can store large amounts of data (in gigabytes), while removable disks, such as a floppy or ZIP disk, store smaller amounts (in megabytes). For example, a floppy disk is limited to 1.4 MB of data. You can use the Properties command on a disk to display the disk size or the amount of used and free space, and to change a disk label, which is a name you can assign to a hard or removable disk. Besides checking hard disk drive or floppy disk information, you can also use the Properties command on a folder to find out the size of its contents. This can be helpful when you want to copy or move a folder to a removable disk or CD.

Determine Free Space on a Disk

With a disk in the drive, click the Start button, and then click My Computer.

Right-click the drive, and then click Properties.

On the General tab, identify the amount of free space on the disk.

Click OK.


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