More Open Source goodness. WinDirStat

WinDir Stat Main PageOK this one comes with a serious “WARNING. WARNING. Will Robinson…. DANGER DANGER”.

WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Microsoft Windows. It reads the whole directory tree once and then presents it in a bunch of useful views:

  • The directory list, which resembles the tree view of the Windows Explorer but is sorted by file/subtree size
  • The treemap, which shows the whole contents of the directory tree straight away
  • The extension list, which serves as a legend and shows statistics about the file types

The picture at left gives you an idea of what it will look like. It is a really powerful and useful program. But you can do a lot of damage with it.

Remember ‘WinDirStat doesn’t kill hard drives… people kill hard drives”. I can’t believe I just wrote that. Oh yeah I am SO going to hell

Update: Have a look in the Comments at Marco’s blog. As well as writing his own (Treepie) there are some other programs listed in the same theme.

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2 Comments

Marco Borgna · 11/Nov/2005 at 7:10 pm

I love windirstat, it’s nice… but still i prefere the visualization of mine : http://treepie.sf.net

thatch · 12/Nov/2005 at 9:56 am

Thanks Marco,

You should have also mentioned that yours is Open Source (BSD License).

I like some of the other ones you mentioned in your blog.

thatch

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