Disk Space Utilities

A couple of good packages for monitoring the disk space usage on your computer.

JDiskReport:http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/ creates pie and ring charts of space usage, and lets you navigate up and down through the directory hierarchy, looking at the relative sizes of files and directories.

“SpaceMonger”:http://www.werkema.com/software/spacemonger.html has an interesting interface. 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.

I find both displays useful, for different reasons. SpaceMonger is a better “at-a-glance” tool, but the display can sometimes be cluttered and confusing; it’s hard to tell what level of the filesystem things are at, sometimes. JDiskReport has some useful reports, like the Top 100 and size histograms, but only lets you see detail on one level at a time.

Anyway, I use them both; I thought I’d share…

posted at 11:25 am on Friday, January 23, 2004 in Links | Comments (1)

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  1. Blog.org says:

    Two useful PC disk managment utilities
    My friend Harald shares info on a pair of different ways to visualise your overall disk use.

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