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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Checking the Properties and Status of Disks and Volumes

As with previous Windows versions, you can check the properties of any drive—including the volume label, file system, and amount of free space available—by right-clicking the drive in Windows Explorer’s Computer folder and choosing Properties from the shortcut menu. You can see the same details and more in Disk Management. Most of the crucial information is visible in the volume list, the tabular pane that appears by default at the top of the Disk Management window. Slightly less information is available in the graphical pane at the bottom of the window. Of particular interest is information about the status of a disk or volume. Figure 28-6 shows where to look for this information.

Figure 28-6. Disk ...

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