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08 Feb 2011   #1
Gw2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
My Computer Drive usage question.

In the My Computer screen it shows all of my drives and how much data is free of the total amount of data. I was wondering if it was possible for windows to tell me how much is used of the total, rather than how much is free. It's just not as instinctive for me to see free space and quantify it as it is to see used space, and I more often want to see how much data I'm using rather than how much I have free. Any help would be appreciate.

Thanks in advance, GW2.

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08 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

In the "Computer" window right click a partition/HDD and click "Properties"

Do not put a check/tic at "Compress this drive ... " or you will be sorry.
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08 Feb 2011   #3
Gw2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I know how to do that, unless you mean there's an option in here to make it switch the default display in my computer than this isn't what I'm looking for as it is my current solution. I'm looking to make the icon show usage instead of free space.
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08 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I don't know about that,but I know that you can do that with Rainmeter gadgets.
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08 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gw2 View Post
I know how to do that, unless you mean there's an option in here to make it switch the default display in my computer than this isn't what I'm looking for as it is my current solution. I'm looking to make the icon show usage instead of free space.
There's no way to do that natively, you need to look around for an explorer plugin (if such a plugin exists). Another way is to use 3rd party tools like treesize or spacemonger or foldersize but these dont integrate with explorer, they are separate apps.
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10 Feb 2011   #6
Gw2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Could one perhaps, write his own explorer plugin? I am a first year programming student, so I wouldn't mind giving it a shot.
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