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How to Check Total Disk Space in Windows 11 [Best Solutions Here]

Do you want to learn how to check the total disk space in Windows 11? This passage will provide three ways to use a professional disk space analyzer, Windows Setting, Disk Management, and CMD to check hard drive space. 

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Knowing a hard drive's total space can help us better manage the programs and data inside it. For example, when we want to install multiple applications, especially larger game programs, we need to know each hard drive's total capacity and partition capacity.

By checking total disk space, we are also available to see how much space is used and available on the hard disk. In this way, we can find out what is taking up space on my SSD and take reasonable steps to free up space when we run out of disk space.

View the Necessary Information to Check Total Disk Space Windows 11:

⏱️ Duration 1-5 minutes (depending on the method)
💻 Supported System Windows 11
⛏️ Required Tools Space Analyzer, Windows Storage, Disk Management, CMD
✍️ Operation Difficulty

Easy - Space Analyzer

Difficult - CMD

👣 Specific Steps

✔️3 steps to use professional tools...Full steps

✔️4 steps to use Windows Storage...Full steps

✔️3 steps to use Disk Management...Full steps

✔️2 steps to use CMD...Full steps

How to Check Total Disk Space in Windows 11

There are various ways to check the total hard disk space. For example, you can check the free space and the space per partition through File Explorer. If multiple partitions exist, you need to add their capacities to get the total hard disk space. This is a very cumbersome way to see what's taking up your space. Or you can also use the free disk space analyzer to check disk usage.

This section provides four efficient ways to view the total disk space so you can visually view the total size of your hard disk without calculating it. The following is a step-by-step guide for each method:

🔥Further Reading: How to Find Large Files on Windows 10

Check Total Disk Space via Space Analyzer

The best way to check total disk space is to turn to a professional disk space analyzer - EaseUS Partition Master Free. Besides providing the total disk space, it also shows the free and used space on the disk. It provides the percentage of each file on the disk, and you can perform other operations after analyzing the disk space.

Free download this powerful tool and analyze your disk space on Windows 11:

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Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master and turn to Discovery. Find and Download Space Analyzer below Frequently Used Tools.

download space analyzer

Step 2. In the Space Analyzer pop-up window, select the target disk to be analyzed and click Analyze in the upper right corner.

click analyze

Step 3. Wait a while, and you will see the detailed data. You can click on Folder/File to view different data types and click on the small folder icon to see more information inside the file.

view the detailed data

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Check Total Disk Space via Windows Storage

Windows Storage is a feature dedicated to checking and analyzing disk space. In addition to checking total disk space in Windows 11, it allows users to view the amount of space occupied by each disk and to analyze the space occupied by different file types. Here is how to view total disk space via Windows Storage:

Step 1. Right-click on the Windows icon and open Settings>System>Storage.

Step 2. Double-click on the target drive, and you will see detailed information about the drive's capacity.

windows storage

Step 3. You can also see the amount of space occupied by each type of file.

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Check Total Disk Space via Disk Management 

Disk Management is a good choice for viewing the total space on your Windows 11 hard disk at a glance. It lets you quickly see the disk capacity, type, and file system. However, Disk Management does not visually display the total disk space. For inexperienced people, it may be a little bit laborious.

Step 1. Press and hold Windows+R to open the Run window.

Step 2. Type diskmgmt.msc and press enter.

Step 3. View the hard disk and its space size in Disk Management.

disk management

Check Total Disk Space via CMD

CMD is a powerful tool provided by Windows for managing disks and computers. You can use different commands to manipulate the command line to manage your computer and solve common computer problems. If you have some computer skills and master the command line well, you can use the following commands to check total disk space in Windows 11:

Step 1. Search for the command prompt in Windows 11 and run it as administrator.

Step 2. Type wmic, disk drive get size, and press Enter.


Then, you can view the total disk size in numeric mode. You can change it to the number of disks in GB by calculating: 1GB = 1000MB, 120,000MB.

What To Do After Checking Total Hard Disk in Windows 11

With these four methods, you can check the total capacity of your hard drive. If your hard drive is too small to hold all the content you want, you can replace it with a larger one. With EaseUS Partition Master, you can clone the disk to avoid the hassle of reinstalling the program. Please download and try it now!

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In addition, you can see how much space is used on your hard drive. You can free up hard drive space in Windows 11 if you have low disk space. Here are some common ways of freeing up disk space.

  • Extend the hard disk partition
  • Delete unneeded files and programs
  • Empty the recycle bin
  • Enable Storage Sense

For more information about freeing up disk space on your PC: Free Up Disk Space in Windows 11


You can use Windows Settings, File Explorer, Disk Management, Command Line, and Space Analyzer to check the total disk space in Windows 11. Among other things, EaseUS Partition Master provides a one-stop shop for managing and optimizing disk space. In addition to analyzing disk space, it allows you to use various methods to solve the problem of insufficient disk space.

FAQs About How to Check Total Disk Space in Windows 11

This article describes four ways to check total disk space in Windows 11, and there will be some additional FAQs in this section. Please read on if you are interested.

1. Why my C drive is full without reason?

There are many reasons why the C drive is full without reason, such as:

  • Viruses and malware create extra files.
  • The default download folder is on the C drive, which saves many large files.
  • Page files, temporary files, and other files may occupy the C drive.

If the C drive is full, you can fix it in many ways.

2. How to find my C drive on Windows 11?

On Windows 11, you can view the installed drive through File Explorer:

Step 1. Press and hold Windows+E to open File Explorer.

Step 2. Select this PC on the left side to see all the drives.

3. What is taking up my hard drive space?

You can use File Explorer to see what is taking up your disk space. Usually, some major files may cause a lack of disk space:

  • Applications and files
  • Temporary files and cache files
  • Large videos and multiple accounts

You can view the specific types of files that take up space through Space Analyzer.

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