An outstanding disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool


Our rating: 

License: Free (Open source)
Review & Alternatives: Best Free Disk Space Analyzer

Pros & Cons:

Tree view and other visual presentations.
Rectangular treemaps not squarified.

Our Review:

WinDirStat is an outstanding program. Different languages can be installed (Czech, German, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Russian and Estonian)

It reported 279.5 GB total, 158.2 GB Free. It took about about 20 sec to scan the drive. Shows files types and the size they consume. The lower half of the windows shows a coloured picture of file types (tree map - can be turned off). Click in this area and the file is highlighted above. Each file's relative size is also displayed in the lower window. A click on the file type window highlights all the locations on the disk in the lower window. Once the amount of space consumed by the file type drops, all other file types a lumped together. Clicking in the file list, say on a directory, highlights the location in the lower window.

Options include: open explorer at the selected location; cmd prompt at the selected location; delete and erase; properties and empty the recycle bin. You can also zoom in and out of the tree map; select the parent directory and there is a good help feature that is built-in.

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