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Folder Size 4.2.0.0 – Buttery-Smooth Pie and Bar Charts – View Folder Sizes Better

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

Folder Size – Free Disk Size Analysis

As already announced, the latest version of Folder Size is no longer using Adobe Flash for its charts as it is an outdated technology and a potential security hole. The new charts introduced in version 4.0.0.0 were good, but we took a step further to make them GREAT.

Improved Chart Performance and Hardware Acceleration – Smoother Graphics and Fonts

The new release enables hardware acceleration for the charts which dramatically improves performance. The new charts will run at least three times faster and possibly even more depending on the hardware configuration – the video card installed in the system. The quoted “3 times higher” performance should be easily achieved even with a basic onboard graphics card. No changes are required on the user end in order to enable the hardware acceleration – installing the new version is sufficient to make it work.

Pie Chart of Folder Sizes

Pie Chart of Folder Sizes

Besides the performance optimizations the charts now look smoother which includes both graphics and text. There is a better anti-aliasing (Cleartype) algorithm that eliminates any jagged edges.

Colors are replaced with softer, yet pleasing alternatives that are easy on the eyes.

Some small bug fixes not worth mentioning in details are also available in this release. A list of all the new features and fixes can be found on the What’s new page of Folder Size

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Free File Tree Size Information

Free File Tree Size Information

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Folder Size 4.1.0.0 Available For Download

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

Folder Size – Free Disk Size Analysis

Folder Size 4.1.0.0 – Easy Disk Cleanup Tool

The latest version of Folder Size is oriented towards performance and stability. Due to the many new features in version 4.0.0.0 and the many operating systems that Folder Size supports there were issues in certain software configurations. This release provides a lot of fixes and optimizations related to the charts and scan results. Although those issues are not present on all operating systems, installing this update is highly recommended.

A list of all the new features can be found on the What’s new page of Folder Size

Free File Tree Size Information

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Folder Size 4.0.0.0 64 Bit – Scans Larger Drives Faster And Provides New Charts

Folder Size Supports Native 64 Bit Operating systems

Folder Size 64 Bit

Freeware Folder Size 4.0.0.0 Provides Native 64 Bit OS Support And Removes Adobe Flash Requirement

Folder Size Native 64 Bit Operating Systems Support

Folder Size was already running under 64 Bit operating systems, but that had some limitations as it was a 32 Bit application. Under Windows, 32 Bit applications are limited to use 2 gigabytes of memory and though Folder Size is extremely optimized in terms of memory usage and performance that could cause a problem when scanning volumes that contain many small files. The used memory does not depend on the size of the scanned location, but on the quantity of files and folders that it contains. The 64 Bit version not only removes this limitation completely (the tool will use all the available memory on the system), but will also run faster because of the native 64 bit instructions used.

Folder Size No Longer Uses Adobe Flash Charts

While the charts in Folder Size were beautiful they used Adobe Flash. It was popular in the past and was available on almost every computer, but it has always been a potential security hole and was avoided by the majority of the system administrators and advanced users. As Folder Size is used on server systems many system administrators had to use it without the charting due to the missing Adobe Flash on the system or scan the server over the network which is much slower. As we believe that security is a serious topic we have removed the Adobe Flash usage completely. The new charts look almost identical to the old ones and maybe even better. Let us know your opinion in the comments.

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Folder Size Handles Long Paths And File Names Better Than Windows Explorer

Many users do not realize that Windows has a limit of 260 characters per path including the file name and use huge names for their folders. This often is true for photo and music and other personal folders and use names like – “Photos from December 2015 – Our great vacation with Dharma and Greg and their lovely children and uncle Steve at the sunny coasts of Puerto Rico”. Of course such folder structure will cause only problems in Windows as even Windows Explorer will not properly manage paths longer than 260 characters. We have enabled Folder Size to scan and list such folders properly with few minor exceptions. Icons for very long paths can not be displayed as the Windows system does not support that and such files can not be located in Windows Explorer as it does not support them too, but the paths, files and their sizes will be properly listed inside Folder Size.

There are some extra minor improvements and fixes in this release.

A list of all the new features can be found on the What’s new page of Folder Size

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Folder Size 3.8.0.0 – Better Scaling For Systems With Large Fonts

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

Folder Size – Free Disk Size Analysis

Freeware Folder Size 3.8.0.0 – Easy Disk Cleanup Tool

The latest version of Folder Size adds improvements for systems that use large fonts and scales better if scaling in Windows is enabled. It also provides the loaded/saved project’s name in the file menu near the “Load…” menu item. This makes it easier to spot which project is currently loaded while working with multiple files.

This new release also fixes an issue in version 3.7.0.0 which made it impossible to load older project files.

Free File Tree Size Information

Free File Tree Size Information

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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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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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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: https://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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Folder Size – Freeware

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.

File Size Analysis
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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.

File Size Analysis
Folder Size – Freeware

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.

File Size Analysis
Folder Size – Freeware

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.

File Size Analysis
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