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Author Topic: SequoiaView, WinDirStat, etc. - great for HDD cleanups!  (Read 9216 times)

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SequoiaView, WinDirStat, etc. - great for HDD cleanups!
« on: November 18, 2005, 04:46:31 AM »
Forgot that you put some big files somewhere in the HD, and they are still there after months wasting space?
Want to get a quick view of how much your folders weight?

Check SequoiaView:



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« Last Edit: April 13, 2006, 10:34:00 AM by brotherS »

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Re: SequoiaView
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2005, 05:36:42 AM »
Nice idea, I'll try it.

Too bad the last version dates back to "19-12-2002", the installer does not check for localized "program files" folder :-/

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Re: SequoiaView
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2005, 05:43:11 AM »
I've used SequoiaView for a long time... it's very nice!  For the same idea with more features and more updated-ness try WinDirStat (http://windirstat.sourceforge.net/).  This is what I've switched to from SequoiaView.

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Re: SequoiaView
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2005, 05:54:27 AM »
Yeah, even better! Thanks!

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Re: SequoiaView
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2005, 05:58:32 AM »
I've used SequoiaView for a long time... it's very nice!  For the same idea with more features and more updated-ness try WinDirStat (http://windirstat.sourceforge.net/).  This is what I've switched to from SequoiaView.
First impression: great! Funny Pacman-style HD checking :)

Damn, why isn't this on http://fileforum.betanews.com/ !?

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Re: SequoiaView
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2005, 06:02:26 AM »
I like sequoiaview and windirstat, but I have always preferred Spacemonger - http://www.werkema.c...are/spacemonger.html

He has been promising version 2 for more than a year now...  but version 1 is pretty fine.

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Re: SequoiaView
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2005, 06:18:45 AM »
I use TreeSize, select a drive/directory and call it from your context menu. Just updated about a week ago.  :Thmbsup:

Some other cool free apps there too.



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Re: SequoiaView
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2005, 07:42:00 AM »
I use TreeSize
Nighted and all: try WinDirStat - better than anything else in that direction I ever tested. Sure, it's not perfect, but it's fast and allowed me to delete 700 MB and to stumble over a program where I want to send the coder a bug report.

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Re: SequoiaView
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2005, 07:58:21 AM »
Actually, I use FolderSizes for big jobs. It's stable, fast, can work in the background with no problems, tons of options, excellent GUI.




You should also check out DiskView which actually integrates with explorer. I find it a pig on system resources though. Although I tested in on my old comp.



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Re: SequoiaView
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2005, 08:11:10 PM »
FolderSizes and DiskView seem a bit on the pricy side for whatthey do ???

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Re: SequoiaView
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2005, 11:54:18 PM »
sequoia and windirstat looks very cool, going to give those a try.

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Re: SequoiaView, WinDirStat, etc. - great for HDD cleanups!
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2006, 08:48:18 PM »
In http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=3323.0, noth(a)nk.you told us about OverDisk:



I still think WinDirStat (free!) has the best interface:



Get it at http://windirstat.sourceforge.net/
« Last Edit: April 21, 2006, 01:47:28 AM by brotherS »

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Re: SequoiaView, WinDirStat, etc. - great for HDD cleanups!
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2006, 11:53:19 PM »
Here's a freebie

MemeCode - i.Disk
"Ever wanted to know where all the used space on your hard disk was hiding?

i.Disk scans directory trees and displays the total space used by each directory in an easy to use form. You can drill down into the directorys to understand the layout of space. And when you want to clean up your disk there are same handy tools there to help. The directory called '.' is the space used by files in the base directory you are scanning from."
http://www.memecode.com/idisk.php




But why bother if you have a good Dual Pane File Manager like Directory Opus

Utilities such as these are great, but ever since I started using Directory Opus, I have found no need for such utilities since Directory Opus also shows you the space taken up by each directory and more importantly, you are right within a dual pane file manager on steriods and there's no need to switch out to another program to do your file management.
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Re: SequoiaView, WinDirStat, etc. - great for HDD cleanups!
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2006, 02:42:59 AM »
IMHO such tools do not replace a file manager (and vice versa). What's great about WinDirStat is that you can see not only how big folders are but also if that's caused by a few big files or lots of small files - with one glance!

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Re: SequoiaView, WinDirStat, etc. - great for HDD cleanups!
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2006, 03:56:41 AM »

I like using Scanner. Simple & easy. Just right-click a folder to delete it.

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Just wondering if this happens on my machine only. Rarely I find several hundred MB of data in C:\RECYCLER (system folder, recycle bin) even if I emptied the recycle bin and Windows told me it's empty.

Looking in C:\RECYCLE I see at least two folders named llike

S-1-5-21-4147852415-1003663588-2812303019-1119
...

One of them contains the data "Scanner.exe" found. I can erase this one folder, while the other one is protected by Windows (obviously the true recycle bin).

Anyone experienced the same?

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Re: SequoiaView, WinDirStat, etc. - great for HDD cleanups!
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2006, 04:58:19 AM »
wr975 do you have Norton's Recyle Bin installed (it gets installed automatically with a number of their products) in which case it saves stuff you have dumped even when you empty the recycle bin. You can tell if it is installed as it generally changes the icon for the recycle bin and there should be right menu items for it.

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Re: SequoiaView, WinDirStat, etc. - great for HDD cleanups!
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2006, 12:54:45 AM »
Good idea, but no, I never installed something from Symantec or any kind of reycle bin protector.