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Windows 2000 hard disk management
November 8, 2004 11:39 AM   Subscribe

Hard disk management. I have several hard drives, running from 20GB to 120GB. My primary C: drive is on the 20GB drive, and the other day I noticed it was taking quite a while to do things, the C: drive was down to about 20MB of disk space! What I'm looking for is a disk manager that would look at hard drive and tell me what folders are taking up what space on the hard drive, so I could prune the offending directories. I'm on Windows 2000, and would prefer freeware.
posted by patrickje to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
 
Search download.com for "hard drive space", you'll come up with quite a few options.

Also, defrag early and often.
posted by bizwank at 11:56 AM on November 8, 2004


Treesize does this and it's free.
posted by luser at 12:02 PM on November 8, 2004


SequoiaView. Free. And it's pretty, too.
posted by gleuschk at 12:15 PM on November 8, 2004


scanner. you can find it here: http://www.steffengerlach.de/freeware/, first link in the list.

free program, uses a graphical pie chart to show you which folders/files are hogging your drive. you can click on a folder to "drill down" into directories to narrow your results. it's helped me find massive folders full of junk on more than one occasion.
posted by caution live frogs at 12:19 PM on November 8, 2004


SpaceMonger is something along the same line as SequoiaView.
posted by mmascolino at 12:27 PM on November 8, 2004


I also use Spacemonger, and I like it. The graphical interface is neat-o.
posted by trharlan at 12:38 PM on November 8, 2004


SequoiaView, as stated above. It's freakin' fantastic.
posted by some chick at 1:07 PM on November 8, 2004


Put your swap file on one of the other drives.
posted by adampsyche at 2:51 PM on November 8, 2004


For future reference/future searchers who use Macs, OmniDiskSweeper does exactly this.
posted by ikkyu2 at 7:30 PM on November 8, 2004


I use Treesize. Google gets it right.
posted by krisjohn at 12:07 AM on November 9, 2004


Also take a look at this thread. I still use More Space.
posted by Otis at 5:32 AM on November 9, 2004


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