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F drive #1153518
06/08/18 11:19 PM
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Hello, I have another question. I have C drive, E drive and F drive on my computer. I know what E drive is used for and C drive is operating system, right? What is F drive for? You can tell by this question how computer dumb I am, but I have to ask. Jenny100 set me up with two link to help with my first problem, but here I am again.


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Re: F drive [Re: kazzmo] #1153530
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Could be Usb stick or ext.hard drive if you have one of those plugged in.

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Originally Posted By: kazzmo
Hello, I have another question. I have C drive, E drive and F drive on my computer. I know what E drive is used for and C drive is operating system, right? What is F drive for? You can tell by this question how computer dumb I am, but I have to ask. Jenny100 set me up with two link to help with my first problem, but here I am again.


Windows does use drive "C" as your Operating System hdd (Hard Disk Drive) . Drive "F" , at least in my case , is used as expandable storage , such as a jump , or "thumb" drive .

Re: F drive [Re: Creeping_Doom] #1153533
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On my Win7 machine ....

I have "C" as my hard drive.

"D" as a big second drive - mainly used for games.

And "F" for a large external drive.


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Re: F drive [Re: kazzmo] #1153541
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You could just open Windows Explorer and see what is on drive F. If you have on Control Panel a System entry, you can look at Hardware/Device Manager to see the entries under "Disk Drives", "DVD/CD-ROM drives", and "Floppy disk drives".

Re: F drive [Re: kazzmo] #1153554
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Depending on where you are looking at your drives, there is usually a description with it. I have an SD photo card in the reader right now and it is listed as a drive; I also have an exterior HDD plugged in and that is also listed as a drive. It should also list how much drive space is available.


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Mad, Glad you mentioned Drive D. I forgot I have that drive also where I install my games. When I look in File Explorer, the folder is empty. When you look at Properties, the drive is almost full. I do not know what is there.


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Re: F drive [Re: kazzmo] #1153597
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I know you're in Windows 10 but is there something like in Windows 7 where you click the Start button and then a list comes up where you can click "Computer" and have it show all the different drives? I've got 5 lettered drives.

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Originally Posted By: kazzmo
Mad, Glad you mentioned Drive D. I forgot I have that drive also where I install my games. When I look in File Explorer, the folder is empty. When you look at Properties, the drive is almost full.

If you're installing games to your drive D , there should be files and folders there.
Note that with a large drive that's almost full of files and folders, Windows might lag before displaying them, and the drive might appear to be empty at first.

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If the drive is very full and therefore very slow, it almost certainly should be defragmented. That will permit it to work faster.

Re: F drive [Re: kazzmo] #1153643
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Thank everyone for your answers. It has been most educational and I appreciate your time. I have a much better understanding now of drive F.


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