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How to discover space hogs on your hard drive

How to discover space hogs on your hard drive

How to discover space hogs on your hard drive ?

If you have a hard drive that is quickly approaching capacity, sorting through the files and folders for the ones taking up the most space can be a really time-consuming process.

One way to find out which files are hogging disk space when your hard drive fills up is to use a specialist utility that displays your disk space usage. There are a number of excellent free utilities that differ mainly in the way the disk space usage is portrayed.

1. SpaceSniffer

SpaceSniffer is a program developed to give you an idea about the structure of folders and files on your disks. By using a Treemap visualization layout, you have immediate perception of where big folders and files are situated on your devices.

How to discover space hogs on your hard drive

Start a scan process and see the overall situation. The bigger are the elements on the view, the bigger are folders and files on your disk. you can get a more detailed view by just clicking on one of the big elements.

2. WinDirStat

WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for various versions of Microsoft Windows.
Note:- if you are looking for an alternative for Linux, you are looking for KDirStat (apt-get install kdirstat on Debian-derivatives) and for MacOS X it would be Disk Inventory X or GrandPerspective.

How to discover space hogs on your hard drive

3. Foldersize

Folder Size 2.6 shows sizes of folders seen in Explorer windows

How to discover space hogs on your hard drive

 

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About Syed Balal Rumy

A 27 year Tech Geek and a blogger from India ( Bihar ) , live in New Delhi. I am MCITP , CEHv8 , CCNA , CCNA Security , CCNP Security , Security + and CCSA certified. Loves to write tech articles based on my real experiences.

2 comments

  1. I recommend Directory Report
    http://www.file-utilities.com
    It is faster than WinDirStat and
    It looks just like the MS-Explorer but always shows the folder size
    No eye candy like WinDirStat

  2. Great posts, especially this one !! thank you! :-)

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