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TreeSize Free v4.1.1 Updated

billon on 9 Dec 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

TreeSize Free shows you instantly which files or folders are taking up the most space on your harddisk without using heavy system resources or reading the drive extensively.

Alternatively, TreeSize Free Portable is pre-configured to be portable, automatically adjusts paths and is stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates an empty JAM Software\TreeSize Free folder in %AppData%. If the context menu integration is enabled/disabled, settings will be written to that folder.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TreeSizeFree.exe.

Optionally, to disable automatic update check on start-up:

  • Select "Help" and run "Check for Update...", wait for the popup message Uncheck the "Check for updates regularly" box
OR:

  1. Close the program
  2. Open GlobalOptions.xml in Notepad and look for the element CheckForUpdatesAutomatically
  3. Change True to False and save
  4. Launch TreeSizeFree.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GetFolderSize
What's new? See:
https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/changes.shtml
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-02-17 15:51

@Ennovy
Thanks for the tip, your workaround really worked! Anyway, I notified the developer about this problem.

gbrao on 2017-04-29 05:19

http://www.jam-software.com/knowledgebase/7085

In file "GlobalOptions.xml" Search for the text "True" and replace it with "False"
Save the file and close the editor. TreeSize Free will now start without the ribbon interface.

Ennovy on 2017-04-29 05:50

@gbrao Thank you

Search for the text UseRibbonUI and replace true with false

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WizTree v3.17 Updated

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

WizTree is a very fast disk space analyzer and search tool, scanning a single folder or your entire hard drive quickly and showing those files and folders using the most disk space. The program uses the NTFS Master File Table (MFT) feature in Windows to rapidly view files.

Note that this high-speed mode is limited to local, NTFS-formatted drives. The program must do a (much slower) scan of FAT-formatted or network drives for analysis.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WizTree.exe or WizTree64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SpaceSniffer, Xinorbis
What's new? See:
http://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wiztree-finds-the-files-and-folders-using-the-most-disk-space-on-your-hard-drive/#whatsnew
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mcodex on 2017-12-08 07:43

Nice little piece of software. However SpaceSniffer is even better and faster. Link found in Similar/alternative apps. Check it out.

antibody on 2017-12-10 18:49

@mcodex:
I tested spacesniffer on my C: drive (running as administrator) and it took 1m 56s to complete
WizTree's scan took 4.6 seconds (25x faster than SpaceSniffer)

Special on 2017-12-11 14:17

Yeah I'm not sure what mcodex is smoking, you can like Spacesniffer more because of *reasons, that's subjective, but speed in this case is not. WizTree is damn fast.

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Xinorbis Free v8.1.3 Updated

billon on 2 Dec 2017
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by The IceMan

Xinorbis Free is a powerful data analyzer that provides an intelligent view of drive or directory contents. The program makes visible the contents, structure, file distribution, with a mix of graphs, tables and tree displays.

Unlike other space usage programs that focus on just tracking down space hogs, Xinorbis helps deliver a better overall understanding of your machine's data. The program includes feature-rich report generation with a variety of export options and ability to compare how contents have changed between reports.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch x8.32.exe or x8.64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WizTree
What's new? See:
https://freshney.wordpress.com/
Latest comments
ozziguy on 2017-03-04 09:04

Thanks Guido76. It's still labelled as 8.0.5 but it's a new version and working here too

Emka on 2017-03-04 13:44

It doesn't display some German special characters correctly (e.g. ß), and more importantly, it shows a "buy the pro version" nagscreen upon exit and opens the product homepage in the system's standard browser.

Guido76 on 2017-03-04 14:30

Emka, you're right. Some problems with the French language too. And a very annoying nag-screen, and automatic launch of the browser. Too bad!
I will try to see this with the author, but I suppose that is part of his strategy to force the sale of the Pro version, so there is only little chance to make him change his mind!

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MeinPlatz v5.01 Updated

billon on 29 Oct 2017
  • 721KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by lautrepay

MeinPlatz scans the hard disk for lost disk space. Results can be printed using integrated print preview and variable aspect ratio, as well as a small screen magnifier. The results can be exported to XLS, HTML, CSV and TXT.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves an empty folder in %APPDATA%
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MeinPlatz.exe.
What's new?
  • Update of the language files plus small adjustments.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-09-01 16:14

MeinPlatz creates an empty folder in C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\MeinPlatz , please confirm.

joby_toss on 2015-09-01 18:07

Yes, it already says so in the Stealth field.

smaragdus on 2015-09-01 20:52

@joby_toss
Thanks, I missed to read the description. :(

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GetFoldersize v3.1.24

billon on 17 May 2017
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 May 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

GetFoldersize allows you to determine the size of folders and sub-folders on your hard drive. Determine which programs are taking up your hard disk space. For each folder, you can display the total file size and the number of files and subfolders in the folder.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GetFoldersizePortable.exe.
What's new?
  • Chinese translation of the user interface.
  • File List / Toolbar: Added the option "Automatically optimize the column width".
  • Various optimizations have been introduced in various sections of GetFoldersize. Various bugs have been fixed.
Latest comments
Gmacri on 2015-07-29 19:11

In the web page say, (in GetFoldersize Features):
...Different Themes to style the user interface to suit your personal preferences...
I can't find how.
Anybody have a clue?
Thanks

smaragdus on 2015-08-02 05:26

The developer of GetFoldersize was kind enough to promise to restore the smaller icons in the next release.

smaragdus on 2015-08-04 00:12

The small icons are back! ;)

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Jan's FolderSize v1.31

billon on 16 Mar 2017
  • 168KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jun 2001
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

FolderSize scans a selected drive or folder and reports the size of all the subfolders. The result can be viewed in bytes, percentage of total space or as a bar graph

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FolderSize.exe.
Latest comments
sarahwilliams25 on 2014-08-14 21:23

A better natively portable app can be found here:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1725

__philippe on 2017-03-16 19:14

Jan'sFolderSize v1.31 : Oldie but Goodie product !

Belatedly noted JFS scores 9/60 on Vir*sTotal, mildly concerning results most probably imputable
to JFS *.exe being packed with ASPack compressor, which many vir*s checkers tend to frown upon.

No matter, JFS has been running forever with aplomb and without any apparent side effect on my overly oldie XP machine...;-)

MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:59

@sarahwilliams25 I will be the judge of what is the "better" app,as I'm sure others are also capable of making the same choice for themselves thank you :)
MIKLO

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SpaceSniffer v1.3.0.2

billon on 3 Oct 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by donald

SpaceSniffer is a graphical disk use analysis software with available filtering. It can break down display into individual folders and files. Uses a special "Treemap" to display disk use (a concept invented by Prof. Ben Shneiderman).

A page of tips and tricks for use is available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (Donations Welcome)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SpaceSniffer.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed binary export file format (Version 2). Now text elements are encoded in Base64 format to prevent special characters corruption. Version 1 files are still readable.
Latest comments
Mike.S.G. on 2011-05-20 06:43

@Gmacri

Select the 'Path' to scan if you don't want a whole drive.

mrpink on 2012-01-29 21:08

I think i'll keep this one. WinDirStat is prettier but Spacesniffer is way faster and natively portable

spicydog on 2016-10-04 07:46

Awesome application!

Until you try it you cannot really appreciate it... After all that applies to 99% of things in life ;)

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FilePro v1.0.0 build 331

Checker on 19 Jan 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FilePro is a powerful disk and file management utility. The program can generate disk treemaps for local or network volumes, search and locate files in treemaps by automatic zoom-in and positioning, and includes a directory analysis tools to compare files and/or directories and find duplicates. The program can save entire or partial volume snapshots, compares snapshots against current or past disk states, and examine changes by difference in size or percentage difference.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. When prompted, choose Manual Installation and drag FilePro.exe to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch FilePro.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SpaceSniffer
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2016-02-16 17:12

Program has been renamed from FilePro to TreeMapFs

subfire.hu on 2017-05-16 07:33

@AndTheWolf thanks!

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AutoCompress v1.4.1.23

webfork on 2 Apr 2017
  • 65KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 May 2014
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

AutoCompress intelligently compresses/decompresses drive content based on whether the compression will actually save space. For example, JPG and MP3 already have built-in compression, while text and spreadsheets frequently reduce to 50% or less of their original size. The program can also compress based on age or size, scanning all folders recursively under the provided folder (by default c:\).

The program can also disable compression based on the reverse criteria: since files that are already compressed take more processor power to decompress twice, this program can speed up your computer.

This program requires an NTFS-formatted drive.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Only functional on NTFS-formatted media
Stealth: ? No. Writes incidental settings file to User>Local Settings>Application Data>SteelBytes as well as the app folder.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoCompress.exe.
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-12-21 19:11

Extremely helpful. I can only hope that future versions of Windows integrate something like this into the operating system automatically.

bzl333 on 2015-02-22 02:26

ok, sorry. deleted :)

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SpaceMonger v1.4.0

bzl333 on 21 Feb 2015
  • 219KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Oct 2000
  • Suggested by Ram C. Dutta

SpaceMonger is a tool for keeping track of the free space on your computer. Each file or folder on a given drive is displayed in a box in the main window whose size is a relative comparison to all the other files in your system.

Note: v1.4.0 is the last freeware version.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SpaceMonger.exe.
Latest comments
DG on 2011-11-10 21:04

I agree with TP109. This scans drives, directories & files easily 4x as fast as the other programs I've tried. The size of files & folders in the visual interface is quite accurate as well, so you get a spot-on idea of what's taking up the most space on your drive. And did I mention it's only 1 exe file? Highly reccomended!

Emka on 2011-12-28 07:28

there are betas and an old v2.x release available, dont know if trial and portable

I am Baas on 2011-12-28 08:10

V1.4.0 is the last freeware version.

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