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IT is on my case. They say I am using too much hard drive space, and need to use less.

I start looking for the culprits which are huge and are the cause. Problem is I have multiple nested directories, and am having a hard time finding them.

How can I do find the big files in a given directory and its sub-directories? Ideally, I would be able to sort them from large to small.


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@gronostaj. Thanks, WinDirStat seems to be a good solution. –  user1032531 Nov 2 '13 at 22:36

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TreeSize Free and Spacesniffer are both great tools for this. I particularly like the visual presentation in Spacesniffer although it is very memory intensive as it updates in realtime.

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One word (er, two) SpaceMonger... There are other tools, but this one is dear to me.

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