Free software lets you see what's taking up space on your hard disk

Use SpaceSniffer to free up space on your Windows hard disk

Here's how you can use some free software to see what files are taking up space on your Windows hard disk. 1. Download SpaceSniffer and install it to your Windows computer. 2. After the install finishes, start the SpaceSniffer application. 3. SpaceSniffer will map your hard disk, and it will alert you to large files and folders. 4. Be sure to check out the included SpaceSniffer user manual so you understand everything that the software can do.


If you aren't familiar with SpaceSniffer, here's a list of features from its site: "Fast and easy to use Supports drag and drop Export module lets you produce customizable textual reports Intuitive structure layout, multiple views for different media Zoomable elements, navigate like a web browser The Windows folders and file popup menu is accessible by right mouse click It's possible to restrict the view content by typing simple yet powerful filtering criteria Lets you temporary tag files with four different colors and perform filtering on them Different views of the same media can show differently filtered elements Customizable in geometry, colors, behaviors You can navigate even during the scan Smart cached scanning engine, multiple views, single scan You can refine a zoomed area by a secondary scan process, even with main scan active Reacts to file system events, keeps always in synch, warns you by blinking elements Can scan NTFS Alternate Data Streams It doesn't clutter your registry, only a plain XML configuration file It's portable, no installation required, just put the executable somewhere and let's go It's freeWare (donations are welcome)"

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