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Checking Free Disk Space

Hard disks with capacities measured in the tens of gigabytes are commonplace even in low-end systems nowadays, so disk space is much less of a problem than it used to be. Still, you need to keep track of how much free space you have on your disk drives, particularly the %SystemDrive%, which usually stores the virtual memory page file.

One way to check disk free space is to view the Computer folder using either the Tiles view—which includes the free space and total disk space with each drive icon—or the Details view—which includes columns for Total Size and Free Space, as shown in Figure 15.4. Alternatively, right-click the drive in Windows Explorer and then click Properties. The disk’s total capacity, as well as its current used and free space, appear in the General tab of the disk’s properties sheet.


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