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supersi
12-02-2009, 09:39 PM
My Windows XP pro machine tells me I'm low on space on my C:
After removing useless programs what's the best way to hunt down duplicate data and useless data?
Is there a program which will display largest to smallest files etc? over the entire hard drive, not just system 32?

dyewitness
12-02-2009, 09:50 PM
I quite like TreeSize Free:
http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

Blam
12-02-2009, 09:56 PM
+1 for treesize. does its job with a nice clean interface

jwil1
12-02-2009, 10:01 PM
SpaceMonger (http://www.sixty-five.cc/download/) is also good - displays all your data in coloured squares, the size different depeniding on how big the folder is :)

Rod J
12-02-2009, 10:05 PM
I like WinDirStat (also free): http://windirstat.info/

You can download it from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/windirstat/

I also use NoClone 2007 Free for finding duplicate files: http://noclone.net/

razzarphenix
12-02-2009, 11:00 PM
SpaceMonger (http://www.sixty-five.cc/download/) is also good - displays all your data in coloured squares, the size different depeniding on how big the folder is :)

Yep unfortunately the newer version is payware but you can still get the older version which is free. What I like the most is you dont need to install it, just run the single exe :)

pheonix
13-02-2009, 09:21 AM
Maybe the best of both worlds , similar to treesize but is also standalone.
i.disk (http://www.memecode.com/idisk.php)

jwil1
13-02-2009, 09:25 AM
Yep unfortunately the newer version is payware but you can still get the older version which is free.

AFAIK, you don't have to pay to use it though, it just nags you to buy it each time you open and close it. Still the best though IMO :)

pheonix
13-02-2009, 09:26 AM
To make it stand alone, just install it on your drive, copy the program folder to your USB stick then uninstall from your drive.

Thomas01
13-02-2009, 09:30 AM
Disk Data is and has been my choice for years.
The latest version has a nag screen for a few seconds if you are not registered. Bit difficult to register on my laptop which is never under any circumstances allowed to even look at the internet.
There are still some of us around with these strange ideas.

Thomas01
13-02-2009, 09:42 AM
Forgot to mention that for duplicates I use "Easy Duplicate Finder"
The name says it all.
Free.
But don't just try looking for duplicates on "C drive" the huge amount of files found will scare you off. You have to be more selective about the folders you choose to compare.
This means some learning is involved. Not much - just enough to put some people off.

wratterus
13-02-2009, 10:52 AM
If no ones mentioned windirstat (http://windirstat.info/) - its great.

If they have, +1 for it. :D

Blam
13-02-2009, 11:28 AM
Best thing is its a portable app;)

seltsam
13-02-2009, 12:49 PM
Manually you can check C:\Documents & Settings\<computer name>\Local Settings\Temp\
A lot of rubbish can accumulate there and can probably be dumped if it doesn't belong to the current session. I found a 1.5GB file in mine yesterday :mad: which was bogging down my machine due to lack of free space.

pkm
13-02-2009, 08:02 PM
I found foldersize on Sourceforge,it appears in explorer when you have it set to "Detail" view,which can be rather handy. Spacemonger ive used too.

http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/