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Windows 7: Visually see storage usage


25 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Visually see storage usage

My main 1tb drive is almost full, and I need to know some of the big things occupying all that space so I can move them, however clicking through windows explorer and checking the properties of every folder isn't very practical. Is there a free program out there that can visually present to me how my space is being used? For example in Tune Up (which I no longer have) it could list the 10 largest files, and give you a pie graph showing how much of a files size is occupied by each of its internal files. Or on OSX (apple) there is some program that draws a big picture of coloured squares, each square represents a file or folder, you can then look at the biggest squares to tell what are the biggest space occupiers.

Thanks

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25 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomha View Post
My main 1tb drive is almost full, and I need to know some of the big things occupying all that space so I can move them, however clicking through windows explorer and checking the properties of every folder isn't very practical. Is there a free program out there that can visually present to me how my space is being used? For example in Tune Up (which I no longer have) it could list the 10 largest files, and give you a pie graph showing how much of a files size is occupied by each of its internal files. Or on OSX (apple) there is some program that draws a big picture of coloured squares, each square represents a file or folder, you can then look at the biggest squares to tell what are the biggest space occupiers.

Thanks
SequoiaView does this as do several others such as WinDirStat and TreeSize.

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25 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Looks like just the thing Thanks.
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25 Jan 2012   #4

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You could also try WinDirStat. WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
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25 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I think that is what I used last time, and that was great too, thanks
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25 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

To be honest, WinDirStat is a lot easier to use, the interface is clear, and browsing files is very easy. SequoiaView is nice, but perhaps a little clumsy feeling. Thanks for the help guys, much appreciated
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25 Jan 2012   #7

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You are welcome Tomha.
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26 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomha View Post
To be honest, WinDirStat is a lot easier to use, the interface is clear, and browsing files is very easy. SequoiaView is nice, but perhaps a little clumsy feeling. Thanks for the help guys, much appreciated
Well I did give you a choice of three with a link to many more.

I must admit I rarely use SequoiaView - just occasionally to find some large unnecessary files that I might have accumulated.

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