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Folder Size 3.7.0.0 – Longest Paths Report And Many New Features

Folder Size 3.7.0.0 – Makes Data Migratione Easier By Providing Longest Paths Report

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

Folder Size – Free Disk Size Analysis

Freeware Folder Size 3.7.0.0 – Save Valuable Disk Space

This new release of Folder Size provides a lot of new features and improvements. Some requested by YOU – our valuable customers some designed to make things easier and clearer.

Longest Paths And File Names Report

As the name suggests this report sorts all files in a folder and all its sub-folders by path length. This makes it easy to identify long paths that may cause problems during data migration and backup processes. Long paths may cause issues also with the system and certain applications. Though the recommended path size in Windows should not exceed 260 characters there are certain cases where creating such paths is possible. Of course such paths cause issues at a later stage when accessed. The new report makes it easy to identify and fix those long paths.

Free File Tree Size Information

Free File Tree Size Information

Folder Sizes List Improvements

Compressed files and folders are now listed in a different color – this makes it easy to spot them immediately.

There are plenty of GUI improvements:
  • Drive names and letters displayed instead of just drive letters
  • Current file/folder path displayed in application title
  • Export Details View option in file menu
  • Optional thousands separator
  • Loaded/saved project name is displayed in the File Menu
  • The cell text is displayed in a hint for items that do not fit in the current column size – was missing for Largest/Oldest reports
  • Double-click in drives list scans the selected drive

A fix for the settings file that could not be saved in rare cases is now applied.

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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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