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Ever Wondered Why The Default Drive In Computer Is Always C? 

You probably would have known the answer to this if you were a computer engineer or from an IT background. For those majority who don't know why the default drive is always the letter C and not A or B, keep reading this post. 

If you still don't know what we're talking about, go to 'My Computer' on your desktop or laptop and check out your storage drives. The first one will obviously be 'C' and followed by others if you have introduced divisions in your main drive. 

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Ever Wondered Why The Default Drive In Computer Is Always C? 

Ever Wondered Why The Default Drive In Computer Is Always C? 

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Have you ever wondered why your default drive is always 'C?' 

Default Drive In Computer

It all started with the inventions of computers. 

Default Drive In Computer

Initially, the computer didn't come with a lot of storage space. The regular computers right now have a space of 500 gigabytes or 1 terabyte, but earlier on it was barely a few kilobytes. 

To expand the storage, or store more files, floppy disks were utilised. 

Default Drive In Computer

Just like how an external hard drive works for us, a floppy disk would help to store files which couldn't be stored in the computer due to lack of space. 

An external hard drive is merely an advanced version of the floppy disk. 

Default Drive In Computer

To expand the storage, or store more files, floppy disks were utilized. 

Default Drive In Computer

One could add both the floppies as a drive in the computer. Hence, the drives were named 'A' and 'B.'

As the computers started advancing, the floppy drives went obsolete. 

Default Drive In Computer

The computers started coming with a built-in hard drive so that more files could be stored. 

With technological advancements, the floppy drives went out of the picture. 

Default Drive In Computer

But the letters of the hard drives within the computer remained same. 

Although, if one were so keen to organize the hard drives on the computer, it is possible. 

Default Drive In Computer

You should be having administrative rights and a good knowledge of the workings of your computer in order to set the correct letters to your hard drives. 

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