Current drive

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
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The term current drive describes which drive is accessed or used by an operating system or software. Referring to the image, for instance, if you were to save files to your primary hard drive, the current drive would be (C:). If you played an audio CD (Compact Disc), the current drive letter would be (F:).


Drive letters can vary from computer to computer and hardware differences.

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