How To Check Drive File System in Windows 10, 8 or 7

The current operating systems have a common factor called the file system, but each system manages its own.

Perhaps many times we have heard about the NTFS file system or the EXT3 file system, etc., but we do not know what the role of a file system plays within the operating system itself.

A file system gives us the possibility of storing diverse information in multiple storage devices such as hard disks, solid-state drives (SDD), USB memories allowing the operating system can read not only storage but the data stored there, that is, that is compatible with this.

Today we will see how to know what type of file system has a drive in Windows 10.

Method #1: Check Drive File System with File Explorer

For this go to the file explorer of Windows 10, and there we will right click on the drive to be monitored and select the option “Properties”:


In the displayed window you will see the type of drive and file system associated with it.

In this case, we can see that it is a Local Disk with the NTFS file system.

Method #2: Check Drive File System with Diskpart

Diskpart is a Windows command developed for the management and control of disks and storage units.

To access it, run (WIN + R) the following command:


Once in there, execute the next command:

list volume

There we will see our drives with their respective file system in the Fs column.

Method #3: Check Drive File System with PowerShell

Windows PowerShell is the future at the console level of administration for all Windows operating systems, and without a doubt, it is another option to discover the type of file system used.

For this, we access Windows PowerShell as administrator and execute the following.


There we will see all the drives with their respective associated file system.

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