Use WizTree To Find The Files And Folders Using The Most Space On Your Hard Drive

September 13, 2017

Is your computer running slower due to low disk space? If so, run the portable version of WizTree to determine where the space hogs are located. Just be careful in what you end up deleting.

I am quite impressed with WizTree in the fact that it includes a visual treemap that allows you to spot large files and large collections of smaller files at a glance.

  • Finds the files and folders using the most space on your hard drive
  • VERY Fast! WizTree reads the master file table (MFT) directly from NTFS formatted hard drives (similar to the way Everything Search Engine works)
  • Visual Treemap allows you to spot large files and large collections of smaller files at a glance
  • Finds the largest files on your hard drive. Every single file on your hard drive can be sorted in order of size.
  • File Name Search – quickly locate files by name or wildcard match
  • Sort the contents of your entire hard drive by folder size and optionally delete files and folders
  • Scan ALL hard drive file system types (NTFS, FAT, FAT32, network, etc) and/or individual folders

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Geek Squeaks #2015-7 @ What’s On My PC (How To Regain Disk Space After Your Windows 10 Installation and MORE)

August 5, 2015

Regain Disk Space After Your Windows 10 Installation – As typical in past installations of Windows upgrades; Windows will store the old windows file in a folder called Window.old. The type of files in this folder depends on your computer and can amount to gigabytes in the double figures. After you’ve used Windows 10 for a while—for example, one or two weeks—and you’re confident that your files and settings are back to where you want them to be, you can safely reclaim disk space by using Disk Cleanup to delete the Windows.old folder. To actually perform the steps to do this, I found good instruction at betanews (Clean up after a Windows 10 upgrade and regain loads of disk space)…

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God Mode In Windows 10 – To activate God Mode in Windows 10, right mouse click the desktop, select New > Folder. Rename the new folder as reflected below. After you have successfully renamed the folder, open the folder to find a wide array of system settings…

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Windows 10 Upgrade Reveals Husband’s Porn Stash – It is said your bad will eventually be revealed. Read this article about how a husband’s secret porn stash was openly revealed after his FREE upgrade to Windows 8…

Do you have a quick charge compatible phone?  If so, get the iClever® Quick Charge 2.0 18W USB Turbo Wall Charger (that will charge your device 75% faster) — providing you have a Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 4/Edge; Google Nexus 6; Sony Xperia Z4, Z4 Tablet, Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, Z2 Tablet (Japan Version); Motorola Droid Turbo, Moto X 2014; HTC One M9, HTC One (M8), One Remix (Verizon Mini 2), Desire EYE, HTC Butterfly 2; LG G Flex2, LG G4 …

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GEEK SQUEAKS – Featuring A Windows 8.1 Update Install Marathon On A HP Computer (following a hard drive failure).

April 20, 2014

[FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] A Windows 8.1 Update Install Marathon On An HP Computer (following a hard drive failure) – This squeak is from a personal experience that I will keep short; therefore, a chopped up description.

Windows 8.1 Update

Have you ever ran a marathon and you thought there was no end? To me the experience below was unbelievable and was like running a marathon.

My Father’s All-In-One HP computer, running Windows 8.1, still under warranty, had a hard drive failure. Called HP, patched to India, on the phone for an over an hour to run the diagnostics and listen to them trying to scare me into buying the extended warranty. Hard drive failure confirmed, patched to another person in India who kept telling me how wonderful I was. Hard drive shipped (within 3 days), and installed (in less than 15 minutes); then, the real fun began.

The drive shipped with HP’s Windows 8 recovery software.  My objective was to get the machine up and running, then upgrade to Windows 8.1…

Long story short, started at 6 pm and finished after 1 am.  Over 7 hours to run the recovery, download all of the Windows updates, and download/install Windows 8.1.  The time involved did not include the other tweaking required to get my Father’s PC back to the point he originally was at (i.e. printer install, third party software installs, cosmetic changes, etc…).

I am definitely, at my next visit, going to image the disk…  Has anyone else experienced this?

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[REMOTE PC ANDROID APP] Chrome Remote Desktop – Securely access your computers from your Android device. On each of your computers, set up remote access using the Chrome Remote Desktop app from Chrome Web Store. On your Android device, open the app and tap on any of your online computers to connect… @Google Play

[COMPUTER ACCESSORIES] Vantec CB-ISATAU2 SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter Supports 2.5-Inch, 3.5-Inch, 5.25-Inch Hard Disk Drives – The SATA/IDE-USB Adapter gives you the flexibility of connecting almost any type of drive to your computer via USB.  SATA, 3.5-inch IDE, 5.25-inch IDE, and 2.5-inch IDE drives are all supported and can be easily hot-swapped to your system.

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Quickly Find the Space Hogs On Your Computer With WizTree

December 10, 2012

I have featured other programs here at What’s On My PC that will scan your drive(s) and identify which files and folders are using the most disk space. They all are good, but the scanning process often can take some time to complete. Also, I have found that one of the most difficult concepts to grasp, when it comes to managing space on a computer (or tablet, or smartphone), is understanding how the disk space is gauged in terms of kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes, terabytes, petabytes, etc…

Recently I came across another disk space analyzer, called WizTree, that I found to be very impressive and fast.

WizTree

Where WizTree excels is in its’ scanning speed; and, what makes it so fast is that WizTree does not scan the physical drive, but scans the hard drive’s Master File Table (MFT) directly from the disk.

Please Note:  When using programs such as this to identify the space hogs on your computer (or device) make sure you do not delete a spacehog (file or folder) that is needed for the operation of the computer (or other programs).  Typically, I use programs, such as WizTree, to determine what personal files I have saved (such as documents, pictures, movies, etc…) are consuming the most space. Programs such as this are also great for troubleshooting problems, as well.

The MFT is a special hidden file used by the NTFS file system to keep track of all files and folders on a hard drive. Scanning for files this way completely bypasses the operating system (Windows) and provides a huge performance boost.

Features:

  • Finds the files and folders using the most space on your hard drive
  • Work VERY Fast! We think it’s the fastest application of this type in the world!
  • Finds the top 1000 largest files on your hard drive
  • Sort the contents of your entire hard drive by folder size and optionally delete files and folders

WizTree, is a portable app that works on 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 with drives that are formatted in the NTFS format (which most modern drives are formatted).

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A Very Fast Disk Space Usage Analyzer

March 22, 2011

Ever wonder how much free disk space you have left on your computer? I am talking about the free space available on your hard disk to store files (such as photos, music, documents, etc.).

If you are the everyday casual computer user and primarily spend your computer time on the internet, I venture to say you have a ton of free disk space available and most likely will never run out; however, if you are a computer user that saves everything from videos, movies, photos, documents, etc… then you may find that your disk space is shrinking rapidly.  The problem is that most people are totally unaware of the capacity of their hard drives and how that relates to file storage.

A nice application to help you gauge where you are at in terms of disk space and to tell you where your disk space is being consumed is the FREE utility called RidNacs .

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With RidNacs you can scan and analyze individual drives and folders to get a graphical bar percentage result of where the diskspace hogs are located; even down to the individual files. You can even export and print the results for future comparative analysis.

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Geek Squeaks’ of the Week (#57)

April 28, 2010

It’s that time of the week here at What’s On My PC… Reflected is a rundown of articles, randomly selected, from the past week that have been posted by the friends on the What’s On My PC blogroll. If you have a passion for information technology and computers, these sites are the one’s to visit.

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thePC Security
Ultimate List of Best Portable Antivirus For Your USB

Carol’s Vault
Songr – Download free music from 15 search engines

411-Spyware.com
How to Remove TrustDoctor

Evilfantasy’s Blog
PageAddict Firefox extension

Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts
Principles of Security: Keeping it Simple

Right On Technology
Gizmodo’s Editor Jason Chen’s House Raided

Free PC Security
Avira 10 Installation, Configuration and Test

AskBillFirst
Defective McAfee update causes worldwide meltdown of XP PCs | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com

Tech-for Everyone
Amazingly Dangerous Email: Must See To Believe

Rarst.net
Speccy – basic system info tool from Piriform

Lifehacker
Google Earth Arrives Inside Google Maps on the Web
[Google Earth]

Snakebytez
New way to explore disk space usage with Disk Space Fan

Carputer’s News and Computer Tips
Malware: Infecting the Unexpecting

TTC Shelbyville
Chrome Stats for Nerds

404 Tech Support
Exploring the AT&T U-Verse

Netbook Freeware
FARR (Find and Run Robot): Best Free Application Launcher
for Netbooks

Worthy Tips
Download Microsoft Office 2010 Product Guide(Official)

I Love Free Software
Download Microsoft USB Flash Drive Manager Free

Canadian Tech News Blog
Why flash is like crack

Internet Security Blog
Cannot Delete Print Jobs Queue in Spooler – Use Stalled Printer Repair

Mrintech
Important Security Tips for Online Banking

Technogran’s Tittle Tattle
WordPress.com versus Blogger.com

TuneUp Blog about Windows
Styling Windows 7 (Part 1): How to Change the Visual Style

Plato Press
Cloud and Criminal Networking

What’s On My PC
A Portable Start Menu for your Flash Drive

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New Style Disk Space Analyzer

March 1, 2010

Using an analysis tool to determine disk usage on your hard drives, external drives, flash drives, is nothing new; however, I came across a new style disk space analyzer, called Disk Space Fan that just plain looks good.

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Now, looking good and getting the job done is two different matters, but Disk Space Fan has both areas covered.

Disk Space Fan is a freeware and it is a nice disk space analysis tool for Windows. It helps you to free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big, useless files. It displays disk space usage with a nice chart. You can navigate the folders easily with the chart. It is also intergrated with Windows Explorer to open, delete and browse files or folders.

  • Fantastic visualization – Disk visualization, fantastic animation, to manage disk space is not a dull work at all.
  • Finding useless files easily – Folders and files are sorted by their size. You can catch “bad guys” easily.
  • Integrated with Windows Explorer – Browse, open, and delete, all are same as explorer. Get file details quickly.

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Disk Space Fan is FREE; however, there is a Pro version that gives you the power to track down duplicate files.  Disk Space Fan will run on Windows XP Service Pack 2, or above, Vista, or Windows 7.

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