Files, Folders, and Drives

Learn about Windows XP files and folders as well as Windows XP drives in this free lesson.

What is a drive?

A drive, or disk drive, is hardware on which you can store files and folders. Disk drives are assigned a letter.

  • Your hard drive (the drive inside your computer) is known as the (C:) drive.
  • Your floppy disk drive is known as the (A:) drive.
  • If your computer has a CD-ROM drive, it is usually called (D:).

Choose where you'll save your files during the Save As process. Most users store their files on the (C:) drive.