Did you know…
That on a hard drive, a certain amount of hard drive space must be reserved for the system data. The larger the drive, the larger it will be. Information stored in there contains various details such as physical locations of files, metainformation (file system type, revision, etc), security properties. Thus, a small percent of missing hard drive space is not the manufacturer’s fault but a technological requirement.
How to determine the available hard disk drive space varies depending upon the operating system that is currently being used. In Windows 10 or Windows 8 double-click on the “My Computer” icon, and you’ll see each disk with a description of how much of hard drive space is free. In Windows 2000 or Windows XP you need to double-click on the “My Computer” icon, locate your hard drive, right-click on it and select “Properties”.
If you find yourself out of the disk space, there are simple hard drive cleaning measures that can free up your hard drive. For example, you can right-click on the drive icon in My Computer window and choose Properties, then go to the General tab and click the “Disk Cleanup” button located next to the pie chart. You’ll have an option to compress your hard drive there. Compressing your files is not recommended, though it can be done for the old and rarely used files.
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