How to determine the available hard drive space?


HOw do I determine the available hard drive space?


This question was answered on April 13, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To determine the available hard disk drive space will vary depending upon the Operating System that is currently being used Below is a listing of various operating systems and the methods of determining how much space is available in that Operating System.


To determine the available space on a hard disk drive using MS-DOS the 'dir' command should be used.

At the MS-DOS prompt type:

dir <press enter>

At the end of the directory listing you will see something similar to:

2 file (s) 578 bytes

15 dir (s) 16,754.78 MB free

In the above example you will see that the hard disk drive has over 16GB of free space

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Posted by olivia of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 13, 2003