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Folder Size Can List Files Inside Backup Folders, System Folders, System Volume Information – Restore Lost Disk Space Instantly

List Files Inside System Volumt Information, Backup Folders and System Folders

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Freeware Folder Size 3.4.0.0 Can Reveal Lost Disk Space And Is Packed With Six New File Reports

This new release of Folder Size provides a lot of new features and improvements. It can now scan all the system and backup folders and reveal even more details about the used space and hidden files. There are six new reports and some additional features and fixes.

List folder sizes of backup locations, system folders and system volume information

Folder Size can now reveal all those hidden folders and list their contents and sizes. This makes it easy to spot the lost disk space used for backups and copy of system files as such information can not be listed inside Windows Explorer even using an Administrator account.

The new feature works automatically on systems prior to Windows Vista where UAC is introduced by Microsoft. In order to list this detailed information on Windows Vista and newer operating system the application should be started using the “Run as Administrator” context menu option. There is also a new toolbar button named “Restart with Administrator privileges” which will be enabled only if such action is necessary.

Nothing can stay hidden from Folder Size with this brand new release.

Free File Tree Size Information

Free File Tree Size Information

Oldest files, Oldest folders and combined Oldest files and folders report

These three new reports will list the top 50 oldest files and folders inside a folder and all its subfolders. The report is regenerated automatically while navigating through the folders list. There is a new tab in the application options name “Reports” where the date used for this report can be specified. Date created, date accessed or date modified can be used for this report.

Newest files, Newest folders and combined Newest files and folders report

These three reports are similar to the oldest files & folders report, but they list the 50 newest items instead. The same options apply as those for the largest folders report.

Additional Folder Size improvements and fixes

There are plenty of small changes and improvements that can be found in the “What’s New” list. Some of them are:

  • Folder sizes are listed in the chart near the percentage value
  • The “Scan with Folder Size” is removed from the Recycle Bin context menu
  • New tool tip displays the item text if the column is too short to list it
  • The column sizes and positions for the reports are now also stored in the settings and reloaded on application start

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Low On Disk Space? Freeware Folder Size 3 is Released With FULL UNICODE Support

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Analyze Hard Drives – Free Up Gigabytes of Disk Space in Seconds

Folder Size version 3.0.0.0 is released – a major version packed with plenty of new features and improvements. What is so important about this update?

Unicode ( Multi-language ) Folder Size Analysis

Folder Size did already scan files in multiple languages, but it could scan files in no more than 2 Languages at the same time. The second language had to be set as a language for non-unicode applications in the settings panel of Windows. This is no longer necessary and Folder Size can scan files in any language at the same time.

Folder Size Unicode (Multi-Language)

Folder Size Unicode (Multi-Language)

Analyze File Sizes of Multiple Hard Drives or Network Locations Simultaneously

There is a brand new dialog box that can be used to select multiple drives or folder to be scanned. If there are more than one physical drives in the computer this will reduce the scan time dramatically as the only speed limit in the application is the one of the hard drive. The scan type switches automatically to drive or folder depending on the selection. If a combination is needed the drives can be added to the folders list via the “Add Folder” button. UNC paths can be added in the folders list for network locations – e.g. \\servername\c$ etc. The command line and drag’n’drop scan operations now support parallel scan too. Here is a preview of the new “Scan Multiple Locations” dialog:

Scan Multiple Locations - Drive Size Analysis

Scan Multiple Locations – Drive Size Analysis

Bug fixes & Improved Folder Navigation

Using a mouse with forward and back buttons? Well this version supports them and you can use them for navigation the same way as in Windows Explorer. This release includes a lot of small bug fixes and improvement too, but they are not worth mentioning here. A full change-log can be found here.

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Windows 8 Folder Size – Mixed “Largest files and folders” report

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Windows 8 Folder Size

Folder Size 2.9.0.0 is now fully compatible with the Windows 8 operating system. The new release has also improved memory management for both 32 and 64 bit operating systems and can now utilize up to 3 Gb of memory on 32 bit operating systems and 4 gb on 64 bit.

Read here how to enable 4GT (4-Gigabyte Tuning Windows)  on x86 systems: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb613473%28v=vs.85%29.aspx.

Even though the application is extremely optimized, just listing the names of millions of files and folders requires a lot of memory. The application can now handle larger than 100 TB drives easily. If you are not interested in the file details a new option “Do not list files” is available in the settings. Using the option will dramatically reduce the memory usage and also improve scan performance.

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The new mixed “Larges files and folders” report will help you to easily visualize both folder and files sizes in a combined report.

The count of the selected files and folders is now displayed in the status bar. If no selection is active the count of the files and folders in the currently viewed folder will be displayed.

An annoying bug that displayed the message “There is no default printer currently selected” on every start-up on configurations without printer is now corrected.

The installer now includes an option whether to create or not the ‘Scan with Folder Size’ context menu.

There are also some small bug fixes applied to the new version. You can read the complete list of all the new features and changes in Folder Size 2.9.0.0 here.

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Folder Size 2.8.0.0 – Export details view & print to pdf, tiff, emf and more…

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Export folder size to pdf, tiff, emf

The new release Folder Size 2.8.0.0 is packed with new and improved features.

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The majority of the improvements are related to the print functionality where an advanced Print Preview option is implemented. The flexible new Print Preview dialog will not only let you preview the printed document, but also set margins and page settings, remove pages from print job, rearrange print order and more. There are also several options in the new print dialog that will let you save the print job to a PDF, multi-page TIFF, PPV or EMF file.

There is also a new export functionality that will let you export the content of the details view to a CSV format. A tool button near the report type selection is added for this purpose.

The standard complete export functionality in the File menu is preserved and extended with the Owner details. Exporting owner details is disabled by default in order to preserve the performance of the tool. If you need this information included your can enable it in File->Options->Export: “Export owner information”.

The installer now includes an option whether to create or not the ‘Scan with Folder Size’ context menu.

There are also some small bug fixes applied to the new version. You can read the complete list of all the new features and changes in Folder Size 2.8.0.0 here.

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Folder Size 2.6.0.0 – Largest Files & Largest Folders reports.

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Largest Folders & Largest Files Reports

Folder Size 2.6.0.0 adds two new reports to the already available information. The largest files and largest folders report will list the information analyzing all the sub-folders of the selected folder. This means that if you select the root of your drive Folder Size will instantly list the largest files and largest folders that are stored in it regardless of their location.

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You can now also see the total size of the selected items in the status bar. If there are no items selected the size of all the items listed in the details view will be displayed.

The filter option now allows multiple masks separated by semicolons. You can now search for example all the BMP and JPG files at the same time by setting the filter “*.jpg;*.bmp

The professional version of the application can now scan multiple items via the command line and using Drag & Drop. You can scan multiple folders using the -scan command line option. The list of folders is delimited with semicolon. E.g. -scan C:\Folder1;”C:\Folders With Spaces”

The scan of multiple folder via Drag & Drop is also a very handy feature. For example you can use Windows Explorer search in order to find all the folders named “TEMP” then drag the listed results inside Folder Size in order to analyze them.

There are also some small bug fixes applied to the new version. You can read the complete list of all the new features and changes in Folder Size 2.6.0.0 here.

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Folder Size 2.4.0.0 – Views folder sizes faster and uses less memory

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Folder Size 2.4.0.0 is released and optimized even more than the previous version.

The application now uses about 50% less memory during scan and can easily handle millions folders and files. The project files are now saved and loaded much faster and consume less disk space too. The save/load operations now require almost no additional memory.

Major changes are done to the export functionality. The XML export is now tens to hundreds times faster with a memory consumption close to zero. This will let you easier export huge projects in less time. The same applies also to the CSV export, which was already fast and the change in performance is not so big.

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New features that will let you automate the scan process are now added. The command line options will let you scan a location and directly save it to a project file and/or export it with as single command. You can also schedule periodic scans by executing the command via the Windows Task Scheduler. We have also provided the variables {DATE} and {TIME} which will be replaced with the current date and time. You can use it in the command line in order to keep track of the scan reports. Here is a sample command line:

FolderSize -scan “F:\mp3” -exp “d:\mp3_{DATE} {TIME}.xml;d:\mp3_{DATE} {TIME}.fsp;d:\mp3_{DATE} {TIME}.csv” –s

Additional options will let you control the content of the exported data. This includes whether the file names inside the folders are exported or not. If you disable the option only the folder names will be exported including the information for their sizes.
Another option lets you control the export depth. You can export for example only the top level folder and its immediate sub-folders and/or files by specifying an export depth of two (2). A separate section in the CSV and XML files with information about the scan locations can be added optionally from the export settings. Such information contains the total size, occupied space and free space about the drives or network locations.

The owners of the Personal and Professional versions can now hide the download buttons from the toolbar in order to save space.

You can read the complete list of all the new features and changes in Folder Size 2.4.0.0 here.

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Folder Size 2.0.0.0 – 5 to 50 Times Faster Scan Speed

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We are proud to present Folder Size 2.0.0.0

This new release is not only packed with many new features, but is also extremely optimized. It will perform five to fifty times faster than the previous versions making Folder Size the fastest application of this type.

We have now provided Personal and Professional versions that include important new features.

The flexible filtering will let you include or exclude different types of files and folders based on name, size, date/time and attributes.

Folder size now supports project files and can quickly save and load huge amounts of scanned data in small packed files.

The print feature will let you print the detailed list of the files and folders.

Some columns like file size, folder size, files count, folders count etc. are now formatted to the right for easier reading.

The professional version provides export feature and can save the scan results in XML or CSV files.

Some bug fixes are applied. Folder Size now will install for all user accounts by default. In previous version trying to use the application from another user account was leading to issues.

You can check the entire Folder Size change log here.

Click this link to see a comparison table of the features supported by the Free, Personal and Professional version.

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Version 1.9.5.0 of the free file size analyzer – Folder Size is released.

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The free file size analyzer – Folder Size 1.9.5.0 is released with a fix for a major issue that caused a preliminary scan termination and incomplete scan results under Windows 7.  We have not received reports for other operating system, but we recommend you to download this update.

Along with the fix for the above bug the user interface now uses the “Tahoma” font which looks much better and supports also the ClearType technology.

File size analysis is now even easier with Folder Size 1.9.5.0.

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File Size Analysis – Folder Size 1.9.0.0

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Analyzing file sizes has never been easier. Version 1.9.0.0 of our Free Folder Size application is now available for download.

Data is no longer stored in the application folder to prevent issues in Windows 7 and Windows Vista. We provide Folder Size Portable instead, which will store all the data files in its start-up folder. File size analysis is now even easier with the portable version as it does not require installation and you can carry it on your USB Flash drive wherever you go.

An issue is fixed that caused a crash in Folder Size if Adobe Flash was not installed. The link to the Adobe Flash in Folder Size will pop up in a new Internet Explorer window for easier installation.

A new options dialog will let you enable/disable error logging, set the thread priority and set the columns hidden/visible state.

The folder names in the chart are now enclosed in square brackets so that you can easier distinguish files and folders.

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Analyze tree sizes – Folder Size 1.8.0.0 Freeware

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Analyze the tree sizes quickly with the help of Folder Size 1.8.0.0

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The new version comes packed with lots of new features and improvements.

The chart can now be used to navigate and it’s performance is dramatically improved. In addition to the new chart improvements there is also an option to export it as JPEG image.

A lot of new shortcuts are added including CTRL+C that will copy the path to the current item in the clipboard. The Alt+Left and Alt+Right shortcuts will navigate through the browse history which can now also be controlled via the special shortcuts on your keyboard or mouse. Please check the help file for a complete list of the available shortcuts.

The columns in the files list can be rearranged by dragging and also be hidden/displayed via context menu that will pop-up by right clicking on the header.

The  improved support for Windows 7 will better handle symlinks. Error logging is provided in case of issues caused by files with bad data. Folder Size 1.8.0.0 better handles files with issues and will not terminate the scan in case of damaged file data.

For a complete list of all the changes in this release please check the Folder Size’s What’s New Section.

If you have any suggestions or you need a feature do not hesitate to mail us. You can use our online contact form to do that too.

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