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does anyone know a free software that will graph the directories on my hard drive and sort them in order of largest size?

or provide me a solution for me to quickly determine what drives/ files are consuming my hard drive space?

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What OS? You need to provide more information –  MadHatter Jan 5 '11 at 15:41
    
This question would be better suited for SU –  Josh Brower Jan 5 '11 at 15:52
    
Oh, I found another one: superuser.com/questions/8248/… –  Bobby Jan 5 '11 at 16:20
    
@Bobby So how do you know the user is on Windows? –  Daniel Beck Jan 5 '11 at 16:46
    
@Daniel Beck: Good point...was a wild guess, a Linux/MacOSX/anyOtherOsUser would have, most likely, mentioned it. –  Bobby Jan 9 '11 at 19:17
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I've had really good luck with windirstat, if you're on Windows of course.

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You can use utilities such as KDirStat (Linux/KDE) to visualize where your free space went.

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WinDirStat is a similar tool for Windows.

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Disk Inventory X is for Mac OS X.

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For windows- have a look at getfoldersize - it doesn't graph but it does sort by usage and allows you to drill down and find high usage sub directories etc.

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If you're using a *nix environment it's quick to just use du -sh /dir to find offensively sized directories. It's somewhat crude, but quick and effective.

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