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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Another handy little utility

http://windirstat.info/Back in 2009, I published a list of my top 10 favorite free tools for IT people.  I created several videos demonstrating some of the tools and published them on my company's YouTube channel.  I've recently been using another free tool that I thought I'd mention...just in case you're not familiar with it.  When you need to find out what's clogging up a hard drive, you can use the free Windows utility WinDirStat.  It gives you a great, graphical representation of your hard drive and the things that are taking up space.  From their website:

"On start up, it reads the whole directory tree once and then presents it in three useful views:
  • The directory list, which resembles the tree view of the Windows Explorer but is sorted by file/subtree size,
  • The treemap, which shows the whole contents of the directory tree straight away,
  • The extension list, which serves as a legend and shows statistics about the file types."
I find myself using this tool a lot, especially on the family computer which somehow seems to get its hard drive filled up faster than other computers.  Hmmmm.

1 comment:

binaryman said...

Hi Don
You should also try Directory Report.
http://www.file-utilities.com
It looks just like the MS-Explorer but always shows the folder size.
And it has another screen which shows all your files in descending size order.