I just found the program that has changed my life forever. Well, that may be an overstatement, but this one is GREAT.
It’s called WinDirStat (short for Windows Directory Statistics) and it does an amazing job of showing how big individual files on your computer are. So, you’re wondering why you are running out of space on your hard drive? Start up this little program and you will be able to pinpoint exactly where the problem is.
I installed WinDirStat on our Small Business server (sbs 2003) yesterday and found over 50gig of unneeded files that I didn’t even know were there.
So, the whole point is that you can easily see where your large files and navigate to them in seconds. On top of that, the files are color coded by file type so finding space-hogging files is made very easy.
Don’t wait. Download this right now. You will be amazed!
Sorry MAC users, this is a Windows program. But if anyone knows of anything like this for MAC, let me know and I’ll add the link in this post.
It is known to run on Windows 95 (IE5), Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows NT4 (SP5), Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
- It’s a very small program (631kb)
- It’s Open-source : or in other words, FREE
- Represents each file as a block and the size of the block is proportional to the size of the file
- Block are color coded by file type so you can easily see what types of files are taking up the most space.
Offical Website for WinDirStat: http://windirstat.info/index.html
Download Page: http://windirstat.info/download.html (use the ‘current installer’ option)
Post a comment. Let me know how much space this has saved you.