Monday, December 3, 2007

Expose your Folder Sizes!

Ever try to clean out a hard drive or USB drive to make more room, but you couldn't find out which folders were taking up all of the space? That always used to frustrate me during my clean-out efforts, but no longer.

I found a new piece of freeware called "Folder Size" that lets you add an extra column to the Details View of Windows Explorer so that you can see not only the size of the files, but the size of the folders as well.

Just surf on over to this page, Folder Size, to download it. Instructions on installation and use are here.

Unfortunately, according to the author, Folder Size does not yet support Microsoft Vista because of some of the internals are screwed up... um, I mean "improved".

I have personally installed it on every Windows XP computer that I have administrator access to since it is such a useful feature!

Until next time everyone, keep on cleaning out those hard drives, and keep on having fun!

"bah weep graaagnah wheep ni ni bong"


RadioFreeG said...

This sounds like a good idea, but aren't you scared of deleteing something important just because it is "big"? I find third part uninstallers do a good job of cleaning out space and getting rid of programs that install pieces all over your machine.

I find the best way to KEEP space on a drive is to make a new folder for all the content I create or download, or whatever, and then I know everything in that folder is mine and I can chuck, keep, or back-up as I go. Really helps on the monthly back-up procedure, and if the computer dies, just take me to a new system, load my data, and I'm off to the races!