How to Find the Storage Size and Free Space on a Windows 10 PC Hard Drive

You may be interested in whether your PC has enough disk space for a new program or how much storage you have left for files.   In which case you can find the storage capacity and free space of your PC’s hard drive by following the simple steps below:

Step 1 – Power up your PC

Step 2 – Type ‘this pc’ into the search bar and This PC Desktop app should appear, then press the ‘Enter’ key

Windows 10 Search
Windows 10 Search

 

Step 3 – You should now see your Local Disk (C:) with the total capacity and the free space in GB under Devices and drives

C: Drive with capacity and free spaceC: Drive with capacity and free space
C: Drive with capacity and free space

Step 4 – Right click with your mouse and select properties

C: Drive Properties
C: Drive Properties

Step 5 – A window will appear with the general tab open showing the used space, free space and capacity of the drive

Local Disk Properties
Local Disk Properties

If you are running low on space, you can click on the ‘Disk Clean-up’ button to remove temporary and unwanted files (files sent to the recycle bin) and therefore free up space.  Alternatively, an external USB drive can be easily connected to the PC via a USB port to give extra capacity.  An external hard drive is also useful for backing up your main drive.

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