Managing hard disks: recommended links

Hard disks store information on your computer, including Windows, your programs, and your personal files.

Managing a hard disk is different from managing the files and folders that are stored on it. Managing a hard disk involves changing the hard disk itself, such as formatting or repartitioning it. For information about managing files, see Working with files and folders and Change the properties for a file.

To quickly see your computer's available hard disks, including the available space on each disk, click the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then click Computer.