Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


How to View Properties of External Hard Drives on the Home Network

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 !@@**##


  • Members
  • 29 posts
  • Local time:10:25 PM

Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:07 AM

Using Windows 10 ver 1703.  When I open the explorer to find the external hard drive connected to another computer on the home network, it does appear.  I can left click and access the folders.  But when I right click for properties it displays the "size" and "size on disk" properties as zero.  I know this disk is nearly full and this is why I want to see the size--to monitor it.  Under the security tab, settings are full control for everyone.


I'm wondering how to view this information remotely from my other (Windows 10) computer on the home network.  The external hard drive I am looking at is on a Windows 7 computer. 

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users