How do I check my hard disk space?

There are a few different ways to check the hard disk space on your computer. The most common and simplest way is by using the Windows operating system’s built-in tools.

1. Use Disk Management (Windows 10)

In Windows 10, the simplest way to check hard disk space is to use the built-in Disk Management tool. To access this, open File Explorer (by clicking the folder icon on the taskbar), select This PC from the left hand side, and then right-click on the drive you want to check.
Select Manage from the context menu and click the Storage tab.
This page will show you the total size of the disk and how much free space is available. You can also review the total capacity and available space for each partition if multiple drives are installed.

2. Check Disk Space Using My Computer (Windows 7 and Earlier)

In older versions of Windows, such as Windows 7, you can access this information via the My Computer or Computer icon found on the desktop or Start menu. Right-click on the icon, choose Properties, and you’ll be presented with a window containing the total size of the drive and how much space is left.

3. Check Disk Space Using the Command Prompt

If you’re more tech savvy, you can also use the Command Prompt to check disk space. To do this, either type cmd into the search bar in the Start menu, or press Windows key + R, type cmd and press Enter. Type “wmic logicaldisk get size,freespace” and press Enter. This command will list the drives installed, their total capacity, and how much free space is available.

4. Use 3rd Party Tools

Finally, you can also use third-party tools to check disk space. There are a variety of free and paid tools available, such as TreeSize Free or WinDirStat. These tools provide additional information and a better visual representation of the disk space usage of your computer, making it easier to identify large files and folders that may be taking up unnecessary space.