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# 198319 4-Jul-2016 16:42
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Hi peeps,


I'm wanting to know, if for home PC use there is a tool I'm after.


I want to know if there is a tool\application that can show me disk space usage by folder, then by date or vice versa, in a graphical format.


I'm wanting to see a trend basically, by month, of how much space is being used. Data\Files\Media are always being added to various folders, but rarely deleted. The space on the drive in finite, so if I can see how the space is being used up by month\week I can then track\plan for a replacement drive, or better yet, this will give me an indication of how much space i'll need and how long it'll potentially take to fill up before purchasing a NAS device.

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  # 1585738 4-Jul-2016 16:47
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Tree Size Free is pretty good 



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  # 1585741 4-Jul-2016 16:50
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Run treesize free as administrator. It won't give you growth over time, I don't think anything will though. Instead of looking at trends just buy a disk before you need it - disks that are actively used probably shouldn't be allowed to fill up completely, it will result in high fragmentation.


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  # 1585753 4-Jul-2016 17:04
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windirstat is another fav...


try exporting to excel maybe to manually figure out which folders are growing and what types of files they are...



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  # 1585841 4-Jul-2016 20:00
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I have a couple of vms files that I run daily and if gives me the total drive sise, used, percentage then the size of certain directories to a csv file. About the only way to do it over time.

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  # 1585846 4-Jul-2016 20:04
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Spacesniffer is my personal goto.




Theres a million and one different apps out there.

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