April 8, 2013

WinDirStat: Disk Usage Analyzer

WinDirStat is a disk usage analyzer that gives you a visual representation of what files are taking up the most space on your disk. It scans a disk and displays a treemap representing each file as a colored rectangle, the area of which is proportional to the file's size.

Here is a sample use-case: If you find a large file or two taking up loads of space that you had forgotten was/were there and don't need, it's very easy to find the culprit(s) from WinDirStat. Once the tool finds the files, you can either open the folders containing the large files in Windows Explorer, open the files directly, or delete the files altogether directly from the tool itself.

WinDirStat is located at http://windirstat.info/.

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