Windows 10: Why can't I see the memory space label of my External Hardrive?

  1.    10 Dec 2017 #1

    Why can't I see the memory space label of my External Hardrive?

    It also happens to my other USB!
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  2. Posts : 984
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       10 Dec 2017 #2

    Welcome to our forum.

    I'm don't understand (memory space label on a hard drive) Their is no such thing.

    I'm thinking you are looking for how much space on you drive is use and how much space you have left to use.

    Is that correct?

    If it is correct, just right tick on the drive and then tick on properties. It will show you space used and space not used.
    The red indicates your drive is almost full or full.

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  3.    10 Dec 2017 #3

    Hey CholoBoiii,
    I think that has to do with the external drive label (Seagate Backup Plus Drive) and it's pushing it out of view.
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  4. Posts : 6,977
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       10 Dec 2017 #4

    Welcome to TenForums @CholoBoiii

    Yes, since the Fall Creators Update (1709) the text for long disk names wrap instead of being truncated as previously. This has the unfortunate consequence you have experienced.

    Bree said:
    Up to 1703 the behaviour was to truncate long names, this changed in 1709 to wrap the name onto a second line. Unfortunately this pushes everything down one line. The bar indicator is now on the line where the disk space would have been and the disk space has been pushed off the bottom.

    Disk spaces for select drives are not displayed under this pc (tiles)
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  5.    10 Dec 2017 #5

    Right click the D: drive and choose Rename. Rename the Seagate Backup Plus Drive to just Seagate and see what happens. Then move or delete some files off of the drive, it is running out of space.
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  6. Posts : 984
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       11 Dec 2017 #6

    Someone please explain what memory has to do with a ssd.

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  7.    11 Dec 2017 #7

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    Someone please explain what memory has to do with a ssd.

    Hey, Jack - I think OP just used the term "memory" in place of what most of us think of as "storage space" on a disk, whether it be an HDD or an SSD. Does that help resolve it for you?
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  • Posts : 984
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       11 Dec 2017 #8

    That is exactly what I was trying to find out in my post #2.
    Right tick on the drive and select properties.

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