The most wondering fact about computers is how fast they use the hard disc memory and makes a tight competition between files and software, thus to a stuck PC at a specific moment. And even if you are buying a hard disc of 100 TB, you may not know the estimated time to fill it with your stuff including documents, apps, and movies and films.
So tools for Analyzing your hard disc data and finding the free and used space in it is very essential for a frequent PC user. The basic features for analyzing hard drive space in your PC will not be enough for a complete analysis. Here you can read about 10 Best and Free Tools for analyzing Space in your Hard Drive. Get some information about these free tools and don’t allow your PC to have a sudden stop while travelling.
As said on description, SpaceSniffer is free software for analyzing your Hard Drive space and getting a structure view of your files and folders as well. This software provides a Grid like view of hard drive space analysis. The Treemap like layout of this analyzer will show the size of files and folders stored in your device. Size of rectangle is proportional with the size of data stored in that folder or drive. You can also get more details on that specific file or folder by a double click on it.
Filtering feature is also available in this software. So you can take a look on any file formats like .jpg .pdf etc. You may select file size or file’s last modification date as a criterion for this filtering of files.
It is also a free software for disc space analysis but it has a three variety ways for showing the analysis results. When the software is started, it completely scans the whole file directories and displays in three ways including Directory List View as seen on Windows Explorer and displays in top left part of software window. The tool also provides results by classifying it by extension. This type of view is displayed on top right side of software window. Rest part in window is used for grid like representation of data. File directories are represented with colored rectangles. Each rectangle’s area has accordance with file directory’s size. The colors of the rectangles in this view links with a specific extension as followed by the extension wise view in top right section.
You can download TreeSize Free as a portable programme or installable file from their website. This programme can be started normally or from a context menu of a folder or drive. Results are displayed as in Windows Explorer and each folder can be parted into subfolders and files. You can even get minute details about each file in the directory. If you want to add this programme to context menu, you have to download it as an installer file and install it on your PC.
When Disktective, a free and portable utility for hard drive analysis starts it reports the exact size of your file directories and it’s sub directories. You can select a directory or drive to analyze when the application starts. While the left side is for tree view, right side is filled with a pie diagram related to the analyzed data. Most interesting fact about this software is its portability. You may have not to install this software in your PC because it can be carried by a flash drive and use it in any device.
DiskSavvy is a very useful and easy to use disk space analyzing utility. The application also analyses hard discs, Network Share drives, and NAS Storage devices. Main window is showing disc usage in percentage for each directory files along with its specific memory. You may also gather graphical and pie diagram stats from this software.
Freeware version of DiskSavvy has a capacity of scanning 500000 files and a 2 GB of Storage Space. While the softwares mentioned above are freeware, DiskSavvy has also a pr version and an ultimate version. Both of the versions are providing additional features. You may also copy, move, and delete files with these softwares.
Stats of data stored in your hard disk are represented as a pie chart, ring chart, or in a detailed table. Clicking on the scanned results will give you more data on specific drive or file directory. Multiple tabs arranged on the top provide different way outs to classify the stats. Each tab also possesses features for different style of views at the bottom. There is also a bunch of sort buttons for sorting the stats with in respect to size, name, or number of files in the selected folder or sub directory.
GetFoldersize is a nice and free application for analyzing a specific folder rather than a directory or sub directory. The software can also scan unlimited number or files and folders that are included on external hard drives, CDs and DVDs and network share drives. You can also print this folder tree view or get the stats in a text file. As most of other analyzing apps, GetFoldersize is also available in a portable version which means that you can carry this software in a flash drive and use it in any PC. If you want It in windows Explorer context file, you have to install GetFoldersize in your PC.
RidNacs is also a powerful disk space analyzing application for windows. Scan results of local drives, external drives etc can be saved in multiple formats (.txt, .html, .csv, or .xml). You can enable the option to show this application in windows explorer context menu during the installation of software. Deleting, moving or copying of files is possible through this software.
An extended pie chart with concentric rings is used by Scanner to display the space usage of your hard drive, external hard drive, or network drives. The outer segments show deeper directory levels. Right clicking on each segment will show more features including zoom in, rescan, recycle etc. Installation pack of Scanner includes two .reg files for adding it to windows explorer context menu and for removing it. You will also get two text files that describe Scanner.
As its name says, it is a free disk space analyzer for your personal computer. The software previews a tree like windows explorer and you can get to deeper folders and files through that tree system. While the left side displays folders, subfolders and files, the right top section details each file showing its size and type. Bottom right side is dedicated for displaying a pie diagram of the selected directory. Tabs at the bottom can be used for finding largest files.