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By JGSearls ·
Is there an application available that can give me a feel for what is taking up so much space on my hard drive? I just got a new Sony Vaio PCG-F430 with two hard drives...the C: drive came with 3.99 GB and I only have 544 MB left but I'm not sure what is taking up so much space.

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by dmiles In reply to System Tools

This may be accomplishged by going to Windows Explorer and clicking on the drive in the left pane which will give you a list of the applications and files,the file size will be in the right pane to get the file size for apps.right click and choose properties.

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by JGSearls In reply to System Tools

Thanks...I should have added that I have done that but you still have to write down each application and then what size it is to get a feel for it. I want more of a "dashboard" utility that will show me what is eating up my space.

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by SyscoKid In reply to System Tools

Check out Scanner, freeware available at:

http://www.steffengerlach.de/freeware/index.html#scn

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by pVp In reply to System Tools

Look for temp and tmp directories that are not being cleared.

Check your browser settings for cache (aka temporary files) and history. I usually set temporary files down as low as it will go--maybe 1-2 MB; history retention to 2-7 days dependingon how much I use the history.

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by JGSearls In reply to System Tools

I should have also mentioned that I do this already but I appreciate the input.

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by gnutter In reply to System Tools

I have exactly the program you need, it is called TreeSize Pro 2, it will display the hard disk's used space as a pie chart and display all of the root directory?s and the size they take up, you can then click on the section to show the folders within it. You must see it to understand.

Try searching for it or E-mail me to get a copy of it. (It's shareware)

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by JGSearls In reply to System Tools

Exactly what I wanted ... thank you.

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by NetTek In reply to System Tools

The answer lies in good old DOS. Go to a command prompt. Type dir c: /s /os /p . This will display the entire directory structure of the c: drive (/s switch), from smallest to largest (/os switch), and pausing at each screen.

You can also redirect the output to a printer by typing the following at a command prompt: dir c: /s /os > lpt1 . This will send the output to a local printer. To send it to a shared network printer: dir c: /s /os > \\controllingPC\printername.

Beware, it will take quite a few pages.

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