Currently on my C drive I have this weird situation

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and I can't get what file / files / directory is filling the HD space up as I have nothing installed on C that could get that high space

maybe a Virtual Image from VMWare but I wanted to have a software that would tell me where my HD space is by directory...

Is there any kinda tool to help me out?

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Have a look at TreeSize Free here: http://www.jam-software.de/freeware/

Or WinDirStat here: http://windirstat.info/

There are many more tools out there, even FileMenuTools has one: http://www.lopesoft.com/en/fmtools/info.html

PerfectDisk is also capable of listing the disk usage on a per directory basis: http://www.perfectdisk.com/products/home-perfectdisk11-professional/learn-more


FolderSize is another freeware: http://www.mindgems.com/products/Folder-Size/Folder-Size.html

SequoiaView is a tool inspired by WinDirStat and such: http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/onderzoek_informatica/visualization/sequoiaview/

Scanner has a different display approach: http://www.steffengerlach.de/freeware/

When it comes to displaying folder size in the status bar, the Explorer component of ClassicShell may help out: http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

RidNacs is another tiny one I came across some time ago: http://www.splashsoft.de/Freeware/ridnacs.html

A Java software on this topic is JDiskReport: http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/

There's also a free version of Folder Visualizer available: http://www.abelssoft.de/apps/foldervisualizer

Credits go to http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/ce998316-c210-4cdb-a38b-69be223a305f

  • thank you, TreeSize was exactly what I wanted... takes a while but it provided very useful information :) bit.ly/cYAH7D
    – balexandre
    Jul 22 '10 at 21:42
  • 2
    I love WinDirStat myself. Jul 22 '10 at 21:43
  • Unfortunately, none integrate with the native windows size column
    – TheLQ
    Jul 23 '10 at 4:19
  • @Lord - That would be really resource expensive and also would need some messing around with the explorer.. which is not acceptable.
    – Apache
    Jul 23 '10 at 7:23
  • @Lord, @Shiki: Maybe that's the reason why MS changed the API, so that in general useful tools like folder size (foldersize.sourceforge.net) do not work anymore.
    – Andreas
    Jul 23 '10 at 7:41

Try xplorer² http://www.zabkat.com/x2lite.htm. It is "For all private and academic users".

Explore and use Ctrl+D to show subfolder size :)

I did not test with Vista...

  • I had donate for that project before and didn't even know that part :o)
    – balexandre
    Feb 8 '11 at 8:51

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