Find out how the space is distributed on your harddisks
Some weeks ago I was really in a tight squeeze when I was looking for interesting tools to review here. The problem was that my c: drive was so full that I hardly could install any software I wanted to test. I spent hours clicking through my folders in order to see if there are any applications I do not need anymore or old files I could throw away to create some free space. I did not know then that there is a tool called TreeSize, which could save me an immense amount of time.
A friend of mine pointed me to TreeSize. As he is always very skeptical, I was quite surprised to hear him speak so enthusiastically about this tool. I found the same enthusiasm in the user opinions at cnet and now that I've tested the tool, I'm impressed, as well.
TreeSize scans your drives and shows you with easy-to-understand pie or bar charts which files and folders take up how much space on your disk. You also can view detailed information like the amount of allocated and wasted space and the last access date of files. You can generate and print result reports, export the data to Excel or save it as text file.
If you want, you can search specifically for the oldest and biggest files or limit the scan to certain file types. If you have identified an application you do not need anymore, you can even directly access the control panel from TreeSize and remove the application immediately.
TreeSize is incredibly easy to access and use. You can quick-start a scan by right-clicking on the folder you want to examine. The interaction with TreeSize is fully intuitive and highly flexible since TreeSize offers a lot of options to tailor the scan process and customize the display of results.
A light version of TreeSize (v1.63) is available as Freeware. Though this version lacks some of the nice features of the professional version, like, for example, the graphical display of scan results or the possibility to search for obsolete files, it is still very useful.
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