How to Access the C Drive Directly

by James Red
hard drive interior image by Curtis Sorrentino from

More often than not, the computer's C: drive is the main hard drive of the system. This is where the operating system, program files and nearly everything else important to the everyday running of the computer are stored. If you want to see or change any of the files in the C: drive, you can easily access the drive in Windows with just a few quick clicks of the mouse.

Step 1

Go to your desktop.

Step 2

Double-click on "My Computer"

Double-click on "Local Disk (C:)." You are now looking at the folders in your C: drive.


  • Deleting contents from your drive without knowing what they are can be dangerous and damage the integrity of your system.


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About the Author

Residing in Pittsburgh, Pa., James Red has been a writer for over 10 years. He has work appearing in various magazines, newsweeklies and popular websites including "Wizard Magazine," "Big Shot" and He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Point Park University and another in film studies from Bowling Green State University.

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