How to view all storage devices with the Settings app on Windows 10 May 2019 Update

On Windows 10, you can use the Storage settings to view and manage many aspects of all the drives connected to your computer. However, starting with the May 2019 Update (version 1903), the Storage page receives an update, and now, it only shows the storage usage for the main drive (the one that has the Windows 10 installation) regardless if you have multiple drives connected to your device.

According to the company, the new design gives you a faster and dynamic breakdown of your device without additional steps.

Despite the new changes, it doesn't mean that you can no longer manage other storage devices connected to your computer, Windows 10 just moved the settings to a different location.

In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to view all the drivers and space usage on the May 2019 Update.

How to view storage usage for all drives using Settings

To see all the storage devices connected to your computer in the Settings app, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Click on Storage.
  4. Under the "More storage settings" section, click the View storage usage on other drivers option.

While in the page, under the "Local storage" section, you'll see a list with all the drives (such as internal secondary hard drives, external removable hard drives, and USB flash drives) that Windows 10 detected on your computer.

In addition, similar to previous versions, with Windows 10 version 1903, you'll be able to see at a glance the storage usage of each drive. You can even click on each drive to see in more details how storage is being used with access to options to delete temporary files and other files to free up space.

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