Back then, hard drives had extremely limited storage space. Now we are spoiled with multi-terabyte hard drives that can store endless movies and programs. While this is super convenient, it can also make us a little complacent.
In other words, it means that we cannot monitor our computer storage closely. Over time, you can fill it up to the gills. You only find out that you’re out of space when you download something and get the dreaded “no space available” message.
That’s why you should check your Mac or PC regularly. Luckily, it’s easy; follow these simple steps. This trick is brought to you by our sponsor, Dell.
How to check your disk space on a Windows computer
First, open File Explorer to make sure your computer isn’t running out of space. You can either click on the folder icon in the taskbar or use this keyboard shortcut: windows key + E.
Then click on This PC. There, under Devices and drivesyou will see your Windows PC.
This will tell you how much space you have accessible. For example, in the screenshot below, I have 143 GB free:
Find out how much storage your Mac has
Save time in the future by enabling the Finder status bar. This gives you an overview of your disk space at all times. Practice!
To configure this, you want to open a Searcher the window. From there, press See. Then select Show status bar. Now when you navigate to a folder, like your desktop, you will see the available storage space at the bottom of the window.
Another way to check your storage space is to press the button apple iconthen About This Mac. Choose the Storage tab to see how much space you have available.
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