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# 208242 2-Feb-2017 16:52
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Does anyone know of any good free software that I can install on my PC to see what files and folders are filling up my harddrive.









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  # 1714560 2-Feb-2017 16:54
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WinDirStat is good


Assumption is you're using Windows ;)


Otherwise on linux du -hs * in your root will give you an idea where to drill down to next

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  # 1714561 2-Feb-2017 17:03
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Yes windows, thanks


I'll try that







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  # 1714562 2-Feb-2017 17:08
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Ive used Treesize for years, but WinDirStat is good too :)

XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ


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  # 1714563 2-Feb-2017 17:16
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Treesize Free, run as admin.

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  # 1714945 3-Feb-2017 13:27
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Used WinDirStat last night, and unearthed 20gigs hiding in a hidden Windows Media folder - I think 60,000 thumbnails of CD and TV covers. most not accessed since 2014.


Tried deleting them thru Windows explorer - Explorer crashed twice with Out Of Memory errors, as well as knocking out firefox.


Had to use the command prompt, set some attibutes to unhidden, and a bulk *.jpg delete.

My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government

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  # 1714980 3-Feb-2017 14:54
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spacesniffer good too . 

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