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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

Folder Size – Freeware Disk Size Analysis

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

Folder Size

Folder Size

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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Folder Size Pro – $400 Giveaway. Free Up To 50% Disk Space – Cleanup Disks

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Folder Size PRO – Professional Disk Cleanup Tool

MindGems provides 10 licenses for Folder Size PRO in this giveaway

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Folder Size is a popular disk cleanup tool. It can quickly scan all folders, drives, removable storage or network locations in order to display the distribution of the disk space. The results are presented using neat tables and charts and can be quickly sorted in order to identify the largest folders and the largest files. There are options to save the results, export or print, which allows the data to be stored for further analysis.

The main benefits of using Folder Size are:

  • Easily identify wasted disk space – all files and folders are listed sorted by size
  • Quickly identify and clean up the locations that waste the largest amount of disk space. The tools lists the largest files and/or folders including their sub-folders.
  • Print folders (directories) and files
  • Export disk usage reports in XML, CSV, PDF, JPG and other file formats.
  • Scan local drives, network locations and removable disks and media.

Folder Size is a “Must Have” tool in the disk cleanup process. Do not forget to check also the FREE Duplicate File Finder, Duplicate Photo Finder and Duplicate Songs Finder.

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Size of File – What Are Bits, Bytes (B), KiloBytes (KB), MegaBytes (MB), GigaBytes (GB), TeraBytes (TB) For Files And Folder?

Size Of File Information

Size Of File Information

Folder and File Sizes Explained

File Size Units

As for everything else there is a unit that measures the size of a file in order to determine how much space it occupies on the storage. The smallest unit is the Bit and it has two states – 0 (Zero, Off, False) or 1 (One, On, True). Of course having only two states can hold information whether an option is enabled or disabled, but it does not help in expressing numbers or letters. This is the reason why the bits are grouped together in order to form the next larger unit – Byte.

The Byte is a group of 8 Bits and can represent a number in the range of 0 to 255 – it is limited by the count of all the possible combinations that the 8 bits can have and they are 2 to the power of 8 which equals 256. In order to represent digits and letters every symbol is assigned a number from 0 to 255 – those are determined by the ASCII table. So a byte can represent a character, digit or a symbol according to its value. Nowadays a Unicode or UTF-8 standard is more popular, where 2 bytes represent a single symbol – this helps to support multiple languages, alphabets and special characters.

The next larger unit after the Byte is KiloByte and contains 1024 bytes. Click this File Size Information link for a table representation and a free file size calculator / convertor.

  • 1 B = 1 byte;
  • 1 KB = 1000 B;
  • 1 MB = 1000 KB;
  • 1 GB = 1000 MB or 1 000 000 000 bytes.
  • 1 byte = 8 bits
  • 1 KiB = 1,024 bytes
  • 1 MiB = 1,048,576 bytes
  • 1 GiB = 1,073,741,824 bytes
  • 1 TiB = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes

 

1 MiB = 2 ^ (to the power of) 20 bytes = 1024 kibibytes = 1048576bytes

Mebi is a prefix derived from the words mega and binary, indicating its origin in the closeness in value to the SI prefix mega. One mebibyte (MiB) is 2 ^ (to the power of) 20 (i.e., 1024 x 1024) bytes or 1048576 bytes. Megabyte (MB) means 10 ^ (to the power of) 6 (i.e. 1000 x 1000 = 1000000) bytes and differs from MiB.

Download a free tool that can Analyze Directory and File Sizes. While the size of every file is displayed next to every file in Windows Explorer, such information is missing for the folders as it has to be calculated by analyzing the content of the directory – all its files and sub-folders. This free tool visualizes this information in a neat table and provides nice charts in order to easily check the distribution of the drive space. It also provides reports for the largest files and largest folders and helps with the disk cleanup process.

Size Of File - Free File Size and Directory Size Analysis Tool

Size Of File – Free File Size and Directory Size Analysis Tool

Largest Files & Largest Folders List in Windows

Largest Files & Largest Folders

Largest Files & Largest Folders

How to List Largest Files & Largest Folders

Finding largest files and largest folders can be really handy in the disk cleanup process. While there is no built-in Windows option to do this there is a FREE Folder Size application that provides this information.

Folder Size is a small disk analysis utility that has also portable version that does not require installation. Listing the largest files and folders is just one of the many handy options of this neat little tool. It can print directory contents, scan network drives, folders, removable media, display the results in pie or bar charts, export the results to Excel, CVS, PDF, EMF, XML, JPG and other file formats.

Download and install Folder Size. Once the application is started select the drive or folder that should be scanned. The scan process is extremely fast and should be complete in seconds, but of course that depends also on the drive/folder size and speed. Once the scan process is complete all the files and folders are listed with their sizes and detailed information. See below how this looks.

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Largest Files Report

List Largest Files

List Largest Files

The Largest Files Report is accessible from the toolbar where you can choose the type of report that is displayed in the details view. By default the application displays the “Files and folders” report which is similar to the one of Windows Explorer, but provides details for the sizes of the folders, the count of files and sub-folders inside and many more. In order to activate the Largest Files report, click the arrow next to the currently active report type and select “Largest files”. (see the image on the left).

The report in this mode looks like the one on the picture above, but includes the top 50 largest files in the currently selected folder and all its sub-folders. Additional column displays the path for every file.

Selecting a different folder from the folders list on the left instantly updates the report with the largest files that are located inside. There is no need to scan anything further.

Largest Folders Report

Largest Folders

Largest Folders

The Largest Folders report is the same as the Largest Files report, but lists the largest folders inside a folder or drive and all its sub-folders. All the information is presented in a neat report that can be exported in multiple file formats or can be printer or saved for further analysis. There is also a graphical representation with Pie and Bar charts and can be used for navigation too.

The top 50 largest folders are listed here too with their properties and sizes.

Mixed Largest Files and Folders Report

This is a combination of the above two reports and displays a mixed list of the largest files and folders.  There are plenty of options that can be accessed via the context menu in all reports. There is an option to locate the file or folder in Windows Explorer, show the properties dialog, copy the path to the selected item, delete the item and many more. The option to remove the item from the list gives an opportunity to evaluate the results of deleting it. If and item is removed it can be easily restored by invoking “Rescan” on the parent folder that owns it.

While there are some similar applications Folder Size is FREE and provides the most accurate results in the shortest time. It is small and does not require much disk space and does not install any services or components that may slow down the system for a feature that is not used daily. Folder Size is a “must have” tool for the disk cleanup process. MindGems Inc. provides also some other popular tools some of which have free versions too. There is a free duplicate file finder and web gallery software, duplicate image finder and duplicate mp3 finder. The screen shots above are created with Easy Screen Capture.

Print Directory

Print Directory

Print Directory

How to Print Directory contents?

Printing directory is something that everyone needs now or then. Unfortunately there is no built-in option to do this in Windows. While there are plenty of commercial applications that can do this a free disk cleanup tool has this neat option and can print also to multiple file formats besides printing on paper.

Folder Size is a FREE tool aimed towards disk cleanup. Printing directory is the least that this tool can do.

1. Download and install Folder Size. Once it is installed on a computer it adds a context menu item in Windows Explorer named “Scan with Folder Size”
2. Navigate to the folder that should be printed and right-click the item in order to invoke “Scan with Folder Size”
3. The content of the folder is instantly displayed in the Folder Size application and available for analysis.
4. Use the File->Print option in order to print the content.
5. There are plenty of options that can be tweaked. The application can print to PPV (Print Preview), EMF, Multi-page TIFF or PDF.

The main purpose of Folder Size though is the disk cleanup process. This tools will scan and display the folder and file sizes for easy visualization of the hard disk space distribution. It can list also the largest files and the largest folders. There are plenty of export features that can save the data in XML, CSV, JPG and other file formats. Folder Size is free for personal use.

There is a short video that displays how to use Folder Size in order to Print Directory:

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

File Size Analyzer

File Size Analyzer

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.

File Size Analysis
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File Size Analysis – Folder Size 1.9.0.0

File Size Analysis

File Size Analysis

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.

File Size Analysis
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Analyze tree sizes – Folder Size 1.8.0.0 Freeware

Tree Sizes

Folder Size

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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Check Directory Sizes – Folder Size 1.4.0.0

Folder Size 1.4.0.0 provides plenty of new feature. The new Windows Explorer context menu “Scan with Folder Size”, the Drag And Drop support and the command line option: -scan “folder path” make it much easier to scan folders. The multiple selection will let you easier get rid of the unnecessary files and free up disk space. The new version of  Folder Size is also extremely optimized. It scans two times faster and lists files on slower machines more than ten times faster.

What’s New in Version 1.4.0.0:

  • Added: Scan folder using Drag And Drop
  • Added: Command line option to scan a folder -scan “folder path”
  • Added: “Scan with Folder Size” Windows Explorer context menu
  • Added: F5 – Re-scan
  • Added: Multiple selection in files list
  • Added: Backspace keyboard shortcut for UP
  • Added: Other small GUI fixes and enhancements, nicer disabled toolbar
  • Fixed: Two times faster scan speed
  • Fixed: Extremely optimized folder listing (more than 10 times faster)
  • Fixed: File name column resize issue on startup
  • Fixed: Delete issue with some files
  • Fixed: Possible re-scan issues in rare cases
  • Fixed: On drive scan the scanned drive is selected and expanded
  • Fixed: Network folder root hierarchy
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