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[DloadSquad] Monitor your hard drive usage with DriveSpacio

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http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/05...h-drivespacio/

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DriveSpacio is a free Windows utility for examinging hard drive usage. When you first boot the program you'll get a list of each hard drive and partition on your system, along with, some details like the files system, cluster size, and a pie chart or bar graph showing used and free space.

But the fun really begins when you click on the Folders section. You can choose a folder, or an entire drive (just click C: or E: or what have you in the browse window), and DriveSpacio will plot your folders on a graph showing you which of your folders are eating the most space. It taks a few moments to scan folders with a lot of subfolders or files, but the result is a pretty effective tool for figuring out why you're running out of space on your hard drive.
Found this just as I was approaching 97% hard drive usage on my work rig!
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There are a lot of pieces of software out there to do this.

For Linux users you can use baobab (known as 'Disk Usage Analyzer' in Ubuntu, where it is installed by default).
Edited by lattyware - 5/12/08 at 9:45am
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oooo thanks. just installed a proper defragmenter over the weekend
    
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You can monitor your hard drive usage in Vista using task manager\\performance monitor. You can even sort the read or write bytes/second by file path.......awesome.

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There are a lot of pieces of software out there to do this.

For Linux users you can use baobab (known as 'Disk Usage Analyzer' in Ubuntu, where it is installed by default).
Yea the disk analyzer is a neat little feature.
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So it's a FANCY version of TreeSize Free? I don't really think this could be considered news... But oh well. It's not as if we have HIGH standards when it comes to what we consider 'news', eh?
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WinDirStat has been out for a long time, and it's free. I think I like WinDirStat's visual representation of space usage better.
 
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I use WinDirStat, shows the space up with blocks of colour. Real handy.
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I just use this:

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du -s * | sort -n
    
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