check which file take most of the disk space

marrowyung
marrowyung used Ask the Experts™
on
hi,

any tools you all to check out which folder and which files take most of the disk space? we have c:\ rise up 20% free space alert, we need to check what takes up that much space before purchasing additional disk space.
Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
Geert GOracle dba
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
windows and it's patches

to solve:
delete c:\windows /s

and more likely, if unlimited in size : the paging file
John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer
Commented:
I use for this purpose Tree Size Free...it will give you a detailed view of your files/folders with the space they occupy....
Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS Desk
Top Expert 2016
Commented:
I agree with John. Go with Treesizefree.
Ensure you’re charging the right price for your IT

Do you wonder if your IT business is truly profitable or if you should raise your prices? Learn how to calculate your overhead burden using our free interactive tool and use it to determine the right price for your IT services. Start calculating Now!

IT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009
Commented:
Windirstat or TreeSize.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
Most Valuable Expert 2013

Commented:
@Geert Gruwez
Are you serious?  DELETE C:\WINDOWS /S?  You will destroy the Windows install.

@marrowyung
I have an article on finding out what is taking up disk space.  See:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/28565/Using-Tools-To-Find-What-is-Using-Your-Disk-Space.html
marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)

Author

Commented:
Lee W, MVP,


"@Geert Gruwez
Are you serious?  DELETE C:\WINDOWS /S?  You will destroy the Windows install."

forgot it, is a joke only !

"I have an article on finding out what is taking up disk space.  See:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/28565/Using-Tools-To-Find-What-is-Using-Your-Disk-Space.html"

tks, I will take a look later.

noxcho,

what is the offical link to Windirstat? never use it before.

all :
what is the real offical link to download Treesizefree? I am worrying about mailware.
noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
Geert GOracle dba
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
> forgot it, is a joke only !
it's not really a joke

reinstall it with a better OS.
it's gonna crash eventually anyway

even bill gates got a blue screen on his first demo
Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS Desk
Top Expert 2016

Commented:
Geert, when it comes to Windows 10 you are not wrong. I was so fed up with it I just wiped it and went back to Windows 7. Its been 3 months no crashes.
noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
What do you do with Win10 that it crashes? :) In my case it did not crash since first installation almost a year ago.
Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS Desk
Top Expert 2016

Commented:
My problem was with my wireless keyboard and Mouse. I got a new one from Logitech and still had the same issue. Clean install of Windows 10 and  I still had delays with typing and I could not highlight text with my mouse. I installed a Microsoft mouse and keyboard same issue. I just gave up and went back to Windows 7.
John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer

Commented:
@Edward you have an issue with interference...clear your desk completely...just monitor tower keyboard mouse...everything that can cause interference just push it as far away as possible
marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)

Author

Commented:
Geert Gruwez,

I am asking any tools you all to check out which folder and which files take most of the disk space.

Edward Pamias,

I am using Windows 10 since it launch but it don't crash ! and recent update make it also better, just like the recent 2 x CU update it make Windows 10 even faster and use 4GB less RAM in the SAME work load. my PC usually use 20GB of RAM when all my application including JAVA application running, now only 13.x-15GB of RAM.

my chrome has 40 tabs when launch, it all create problem for me before but I am happy with latest CU, and I found one more CU udpate and it don't make me into trouble and faster !

I am waiting for redstone 2 to release and I will upgrade it.

do you all knows that Windows 10 make repairing a PC OS much easier, just use the latest build ISO and it can repair your OS without reset PC and reinstall all application, this is what Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 can't do!

the main good thing I can see on Windows 10 is, it run nearly the same speed across DIFF GRADE of CPU. I think this is the point of Windows 10, it is a loT OS (it run across a lot of HW in the world, you can run it on XBOX, phone, etc and their performance is not that bad !  how about on Snapdragon and ATOM? also fast enough. did you heard about Snapdragon is going to run multi core and Windows 10 can run on it ? it prepare for the next MS surface phone which expected to be Windows 10 for phone but not Windows mobile 10 any more.

Windows 10 also has a new Anti Virus mode, make Virus much harder to attack the PC,

anyway,  my Windows 10 PC is very good ! my old icore 7 3th edition very old laptop and Xeon E2600 PC also fine !

"Sorry, here you are: https://windirstat.net/download.html
The correct link to TreeSize: http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/?language=EN"

I will try that. tks.

I just upgraded to Windows mobile 10 build 15063 this morning and still fine !! :):) just a little bit scare on upgrading that.
marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)

Author

Commented:
tks all for that.
I use Directory Report
It is faster than WinDirStat
http://www.file-utilities.com
marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)

Author

Commented:
tks all.

it works well at this moment.

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial