Need folder size utility- what is taking up so much space?

Posted: 02-19-2009, 04:21 AM
Hi yall!

I'm looking for a free utility that will show me at a quick glance which
folders are taking up most of the room on my hard drive.

I have a 146gb hard drive almost full and I can't tell for the life of me
what is taking up so much space.

Can anyone recommend something that works for both Vista and XP?

Please advise

Bikini Browser


Need folder size utility- what is taking up so much space?


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Re: Need folder size utility- what is taking up so much space?
Posted: 02-19-2009, 05:58 AM

Hi Bikini Browser

You could try this free app. The disk analysis module is in the File
and Folders section - lots of other useful modules also include

'Glary Utilities' (http://www.glaryutilities.com/gu.html

Works really well on 32 and 64 bit o/s

Hope it help

SIW


Bikini Browser;971967 Wrote:
> Hi yall
>
> I'm looking for a free utility that will show me at a quick glanc
> whic
> folders are taking up most of the room on my hard drive
>
> I have a 146gb hard drive almost full and I can't tell for the life o
> m
> what is taking up so much space
>
> Can anyone recommend something that works for both Vista and XP
>
> Please advis
>
> Bikini Browse
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Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP
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Re: Need folder size utility- what is taking up so much space?
Posted: 02-19-2009, 05:46 PM
WinDirStat:
http://windirstat.info/
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/ea...ng-windirstat/

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"Bikini Browser" <delete.bikini.this.browser@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi yall!
>
> I'm looking for a free utility that will show me at a quick glance which
> folders are taking up most of the room on my hard drive.
>
> I have a 146gb hard drive almost full and I can't tell for the life of me
> what is taking up so much space.
>
> Can anyone recommend something that works for both Vista and XP?
>
> Please advise
>
> Bikini Browser
>

raysim
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Re: Need folder size utility- what is taking up so much space?
Posted: 02-21-2009, 05:05 PM

I have the same problem! sometime yesterday I lost 70% (92Gig) of m
hardrive to an unknown file type. Perfectdisk show them as excluded
WinDirStat shows them as unknown. I only have about 2 gig left on m
drive and if I cannot figure out what these files are and how to delet
them I will have to restore my system. Anyone have any ideas

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Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP
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Re: Need folder size utility- what is taking up so much space?
Posted: 02-23-2009, 03:25 AM
From https://www.perfectdisklive.com/secu...p/Glossary.htm

Excluded Files - PerfectDisk treats any space that cannot be accessed as
excluded. The reason a file is excluded is listed on the Excluded File tab
of the Statistics Notebook. The possible reasons are:

a.. Metadata File - operating system files including the MFT.

b.. Accessed Denied - the file is opened for exclusive access by another
process such as the Pagefile or Hibernate file.

c.. Excluded - the file has been manually excluded by the user. This is
accomplished by excluding a file/folder in the Drive Properties Notebook,
Excluded Files tab.


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"raysim" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> I have the same problem! sometime yesterday I lost 70% (92Gig) of my
> hardrive to an unknown file type. Perfectdisk show them as excluded,
> WinDirStat shows them as unknown. I only have about 2 gig left on my
> drive and if I cannot figure out what these files are and how to delete
> them I will have to restore my system. Anyone have any ideas?
>
>
> --
> raysim

Michael84
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Re: Need folder size utility- what is taking up so much space?
Posted: 02-24-2009, 08:52 PM

Bikini Browser;1173899 Wrote:
> Hi yall!
>
> I'm looking for a free utility that will show me at a quick glance
> which
> folders are taking up most of the room on my hard drive.
>
> I have a 146gb hard drive almost full and I can't tell for the life of
> me
> what is taking up so much space.
>
> Can anyone recommend something that works for both Vista and XP?
>
> Please advise
>
> Bikini Browser
Take this 'folder comare '
(http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/new...eply&p=1173899)
program. As I remember it has the needed functions to deal with your
hard drive issues...


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