WinDirStat

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by littleedge, May 31, 2011.

  1. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    So there's this neat thing called WinDirStat, only mentioned in one thread EVER on these forums. http://windirstat.info/ You should download it and get a screeny of your results with some interesting facts. It's actually really neat to find out what is using the most space on your harddrive and stuff. [WinDirStat shows you a pretty coloured boxes-galore display of the different filetypes that make up your computer's files]

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    I have a larger total of .bsps than I do .gcfs.
    .vmfs account for 0.2% of my total harddrive
    My largest map is still Ironworks from October of 2009
    My third-most found file is something for WoW
    Fourth-most found is stuff from Rift in .pak archives
    I have 2.8 Gigs of PDFs, the majority of which are for DnD
     
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  2. gamemaster1996

    gamemaster1996 L13: Stunning Member

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    Just downloaded this and i did find it rather interesting and it's currently helping me to do some tidying on the hard drive (Becuse i think if i have 86GB/255GB left i should probably make more room for more performance and game updates).

    I'll edit with interesting things i found out about my harddrive in a minute, (several minutes later) almost there.

    Interesting..

    25% of my files are GCF's.
    The Common Folder now takes up more space than my Username folder.
    And the largest game is Sims 2 which i never play and have alot of addons and expansions.
     
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  3. Tom Hoen

    Tom Hoen L6: Sharp Member

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    I shall download and wonder where all my space has gone with this.

    Downloaded, installed and the program supports finnish language, that's a huge + from me. Haven't seen many programs lately to support finnish. Started the scan and those little pacmans start to run across my screen scanning my hardrive. At this point I got sceared what have I done. Was it really scanning program and not a ultimateharddriveEater?

    It's easy to use and has very familiar interface. I love this colorful presentation of my files. Seems like most of my space goes to movies, photoshop files and photos. Interface itself has a remove button for files, open etc. so you can easily remove files with this program and don't have to search the folder manually and then remove wanted files.

    Recommended
     
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  4. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I am obligated to also link to Overdisk. I always recommend the two as a pair. While WDS's focus is more on visual display of files themselves, Overdisk helps you locate bloated folders, regardless of the kind of files within them.
     
  5. Karnage

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  6. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    Yeah I took a glance at Overdisk but didn't need to use it back when I first learned of WinDirStat from you. Looked less pretty, so I was all "Naw" But secretly, this was to make sure that you're alive cuz I haven't seen you in a long time.
    Looks like it could be useful to others though.