WinDirStat (Windows Directory Statistics) is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Windows. On start up, WinDirStat reads the whole directory tree once and then presents it in three useful views:
- The directory list, which resembles the tree view of the Windows Explorer but is sorted by file/subtree size,
- The treemap, which shows the whole contents of the directory tree straight away,
- The extension list, which serves as a legend and shows statistics about the file types.
Visit the WinDirStat blog for more up-to-date information about the program.
Note: If you are looking for an alternative to WinDirStat for Linux, then you are looking for KDirStat (apt-get install kdirstat on Debian-derivatives), and the alternative to WinDirStat for MacOS X is Disk Inventory X or GrandPerspective.
- Directory list view
- Treemap view
- Extension list view
It definitely does the job but there are some newer alternatives such as Folder Size Explorer - www.folder-size-explorer.com
quick and dirty
Does much more than I expected.
I love this tool, it has been a go to part of my tool set since I discovered it. Honestly I tend to use this more than windows search just because it does a better job at helping me wrap my head around my file organization (which has admittedly gotten a bit out of hand) and gives me a definitive answer as to what files I have and where, more obviously of course it is also one of the best when it's time to do file cleanup.as well. I really can think of no bad things to say about this utility. Great Job on this one!
Useful and easy to use.