This article describes steps one can take to view drive storage usage in Windows 11.
In Windows, one can use storage usage details to see drive storage used and how much free storage space is left. If you run out of storage space on your Windows device, you’ll not be able to save new files or sign into your computer.
There are multiple ways to check disk usage information in Windows. However, the two methods below are the easiest.
How to check drive usage and how much free space is left in Windows 11
As described above, one can use storage usage details to see drive storage used and how much free storage space is left.
Here’s how to find out storage usage in Windows 11
Check storage usage in File Explorer
Windows File Explorer can provide details about drive storage usage. To get that, open File Explorer or use the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + E).
In File Explorer normal view under This PC, right-click the Lock Disk (C:) and select Properties.
When the Lock Disk (C:) Properties window opens, under the General tab, click on the Details or Storage usage button.
On the Storage used on other drives -> Local Disk (C:), you will see how the storage is being used. Click on the individual item to manage and possibly free up some space.
View storage usage from Windows Settings app
The same information above can be accessed via the Windows Settings app.
Click on the Start menu button and select Settings. You can also use the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.
When the Settings app opens, click the System button on the left.
On the right, click the Storage tile to expand.
On the System -> Storage settings pane, click on the Advanced storage settings tile to expand. On the expanded tile, select Storage used on other drives tile to further expand.
Next, select the drive you want to view its storage usage report. In this case, click on Lock Disk (C:).
You should then see how the storage is being used similar to the previous screen above.
That should do it!
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