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  1. Devices Mount Drive as Folder in Windows 11

    You can mount (make a drive accessible) in a folder rather than a drive letter if you want. This makes the drive appear as just another folder. When you mount an internal or external drive in an empty folder, you will be able to access the contents of the drive from the path of the folder. The...
  2. Devices Change Drive Letter in Windows 11

    A drive letter is a single alphabetic character A through Z that has been assigned by Windows to a physical drive or drive partition connected to the computer to reference the drive by. If you don't like the drive letter assigned to a drive, you can change it. See also...
  3. Devices Rename Drive or Volume Label in Windows 11

    A volume label is the friendly name for a connected drive or volume. An internal drive will usually be assigned Local Disk as its volume label by default. A USB flash drive will usually be assigned USB Drive as its volume label by default. A NTFS or ReFS volume label can be up to 32...
  4. Devices Check Drive for Errors with CHKDSK (Check Disk) in Windows 11

    Checking your drives for errors every once in a while can help fix some performance issues. Drive errors can usually be caused by bad sectors, improper shutdowns, bad software, corruption, physical damage, etc... CHKDSK (Check Disk) checks the file system and file system metadata of a volume...
  5. Personalization Add or Remove D Drive in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 11

    All drives are shown under the This PC group in the navigation pane of File Explorer by default. Removable drives are shown as separate groups in the navigation pane of File Explorer by default in addition to being shown under the This PC group in the navigation pane. You could Pin to Quick...
  6. System Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 11

    You can use Disk Cleanup on a regular basis to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your drives, which can free up drive space and help your PC run better. It can delete temporary files and system files, empty the Recycle Bin, and remove a variety of other items that you might no longer...
  7. Personalization Add or Remove Windows C Drive in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 11

    All drives are shown under the This PC group in the navigation pane of File Explorer by default. Removable drives are shown as separate groups in the navigation pane of File Explorer by default in addition to being shown under the This PC group in the navigation pane. You could Pin to Quick...
  8. Privacy and Security Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status of Drive in Windows 11

    BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature that integrates with the operating system and addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned drives and computers. You can turn on BitLocker to encrypt the operating system drive...
  9. Devices Show Drive Letters Before or After Drive Name in Windows 11

    A drive letter is a single alphabetic character A through Z that has been assigned by Windows to a physical drive or drive partition connected to the computer to reference the drive by. This tutorial will show you how to show drive letters before or after drive labels (name) in File Explorer...
  10. Devices Hide or Show Drive Letters in File Explorer in Windows 11

    A drive letter is a single alphabetic character A through Z that has been assigned by Windows to a physical drive or drive partition connected to the computer to reference the drive by. This tutorial will show you how to hide or show drive letters in File Explorer for your account in Windows 10...
  11. System Optimize and Defragment Drives in Windows 11

    Optimizing your drives can help your PC run smoother and boot up faster. Windows 11 includes Optimize Drives that will automatically retrim a SSD or defrag a HDD as needed. Retrim = Generates TRIM and Unmap hints for all currently unused sectors of the SSD or NVMe volume, notifying the...
  12. Personalization Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 11

    Removable drives are shown as separate groups in the navigation pane of File Explorer by default in addition to being shown under the This PC group in the navigation pane. OS drives and fixed drives (ex: internal drives) will only be shown under This PC, and not separately in the navigation...
  13. Devices View Storage Usage of Drive in Windows 11

    Storage usage lets you see how your storage is used on a drive and how you can free up space. This tutorial will show you how to view the storage usage of local storage drives in Windows 11. Option One: View Storage Usage of Drive in File Explorer Option Two: View Storage Usage of Drive in...
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