Checking Free Disk Space

Hard disks with capacities measured in the hundreds of gigabytes are standard even in low-end systems nowadays, and multi-terabyte hard disks are now commonplace. This means that 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% (usually the C: drive), 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 (see Figure 25.5), the Content view (which include the free space and total disk space with each drive icon), or the Details view (which includes columns for Total Size and Free Space). Alternatively, right-click ...

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