Examine the contents of your hard drive with WinDirStat

runs on Windows
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How much stuff do you have on the hard drive of your Windows box? With larger and larger drives, there is room for a lot of files: documents, images, databases, and more.

Windows Explorer can help you to find your files, and gives you at least an idea of how they all fit together, but sometimes it's not so easy to really see what's going on with your data. Sometimes you want something other than the default file manager.

WinDirStat is a tool you can use to keep track of "who's on first" on your hard drive. Fire it up and take a look. Along with a standard directory listing, it's also got a "treemap", a graphical way to represent files with colored rectangles that show relative sizes of files on your system. (It may actually make more sense when you look at it than it does when you hear it described.)

Along with looking at your files, this app lets you manipulate your documents as well, with Open, Show Properties, and Delete actions built in, as well as allowing you to create your own. You can generate disk usage reports as well.

WinDirStat is a Windows application. It runs on any Win32 platform, from Win95 up through Vista.

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