Last week we covered a utility app for the Mac called, DaisyDisk. What made DaisyDisk so unique, was the fact that it gave you a visual and spatial representation of how disk space is being used on your system. It had several other nice features, too, but the visual representation is what really set it apart.
So, what if you would like to visualize how your disk space is being used if you’re running Windows?
Take a look at WinDirStat.
Yes, I know, it’s ugly in comparison to DaisyDisk. WinDirStat, however, is free!
On start up, WinDirStat reads your entire directory tree once and then presents it in three ways:
- Directory List – This resembles the tree view of the Windows Explorer, but is sorted by file/subtree size.
- Treemap – This shows the whole contents of the directory tree.,
- Extension List – This serves as a legend and shows statistics about the file types.
Basically, it displays the same way as DaisyDisk, but instead of it being in a circular display, it’s displayed in squares.
Give WinDirStat a closer look and download the latest version from the WinDirStat website.