Find and Manage Windows Directory Usage in Statistics style

May a times we just keep loosing space in our hard drive. We just dont know where all the space is going even though we all try to run clean up utility and keep checking here and there for un wanted file. It just dont seem to work and you are either lost or call a friend for some help.

If this is your problem and you want to find where all your space is getting lost,  have a look at WinDirStats.This open source program creates a Tree like structure for all the drives in your computer with perecentage of space occupied. This gives you a clear idea which folder occupies more space and you can inspect quickly.

Win Dir Stats Tree Report of Disk usage

Win Dir Stats Tree Report of Disk usage

This tree report of disk usage gives you every minore details. How many files are available in each directory, When was it last changed, how many subdirectories are inside etc. You also can delete your files from here and open in command prompt and explorer. 

Now if you are worried to find which file type is occupying more space , WinDirStats also gives a graphical representation of the complete drive showing you which extensions are occupying how much space. This diagram is a must see, might look little alien but once you know it you gonna love it.

Win Dir Stats Extension Usage List

Win Dir Stats Extension Usage List

Each of the extensions are given specific colors which is ultimately mapped to the image below. They occupy space in the same ratio as they occupy the space in the hard disk.

Windown Diskuage Diagram

Windows Disk usage Diagram

Now if you are thinking that alien diagram is just for show off then just try clicking on it and you will be surprised. Each block in that diagram points to a particular file and selecting the block means selecting the file.Same thing happens when you select a folder.

Select Files and Folders from Graph

Select Files and Folders from Graph

You can do a Zoom in , Zoom out, Select the parent directory or open it in explorer. Doing everything from the Stats Diagram is fun for people like me who just try it doing in a different way.

WInDirStats is completely configurable. Take a look at t he options menu in it. You can configure how your tree stats should look like and same goes for Directory list. 

Concluding WinDirStats is an ultimate tool for finding and managing files which occupy much more space and you have no idea to find it. It free , just give it a try by downloading at WinDirStat

PS: If Linux users want to have this you can try KDirStat it runs fine on every X11 desktop, i.e., it runs on Linux, BSD, and lots of other Unix-type systems (Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, …).

About Ashish Mohta

A Professional Tech blogger, Editor and Writer who talks about solving day to day problems of people who use computer. His expertise are in Windows 7, Microsoft Office, Software, Mobile Apps and Video Posts.

One comment

  1. This program is really good but heard its not good for color blind people

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