Cannot find local disk C: under My computer only in disk Managment.

By bobbie
Jan 12, 2009
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  1. Hi first off I want to say thank you for helping in advance. In order for me to get to local disk C I need to go my computer manage disk management and Its there. I can not run a defrag either. I am tring to free space on my drive . And can not for the life of me figure it out any ideas?
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    Easy path to the Local Drive:

    Right click on Start> Explore> My Computer> Local Drive (usually C)

    To run the Error check or defrag> right click on Local Drive> Properties> Tools> here you will find both Error Check and defrag.

    Does that help?
  3. bobbie

    bobbie Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ok no it dosent what I ended up doing is downloading tweak UI which placed the C;drive back but I can not run defrag still says that a chkdsk needs to run. I have tried everything.
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    You should always run the Chkdsk (error check) before a defrag. You can choose to have it both scan and fix

    You don't need to go into Computer Management to run the error check:
    Manual steps to run Chkdsk at the command prompt
    OR
    Manual steps to run Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer
    For more information about Chkdsk, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    * Chkdsk:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb491071.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb491071.aspx)
    * Running Chkdsk to repair file systems:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457122.aspx
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,357   +167

    You also need 15% free space on your drive before defrag will give good results (it needs room to work for itself as well!)

    After chkdsk:
    - You can use CCleaner to delete alot of temp and junk files you don't really need
    - Also try using Jdiskreport. An excellent way to visualize where your disk space went (and find space again!)
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