This week, we’ve already discussed how to use Computer on a Windows 7 PC. (Click here for part 1 of that tip or here for part 2.) Now, we’ll look at a similar function in Windows 10 called This PC. Type This PC in your Windows 10 search box and click on the result to open. Or tell Cortana to “Open This PC.”
Here’s what you’ll see.
You’ll see both hard drives and removable drives.
Right-click on a drive to see a menu with several options. From here you can restore a previous version, pin to the drive to start, uninstall the drive, rename and rename the drive.
Select Properties from the menu and the Properties window will open. From here, under the General tab, you can see how space is free on the drive, compress data, or run a disk cleanup.
Under Tools, you can check the drive for errors and optimize the drives.
Hardware gives you information about your disks, while Sharing allow you to share folders on your Network.
Click the Security tab to change security settings for each drive. Previous Versions shows you the most recent restoration point, while Quota lets you decide how much hard drive space each user can take up on the PC.
You’ll also find several options on the menu at the top of This PC. We’ll look at your options tomorrow.