Application that Visually Displays XP Folders in a Pie Graph
August 25, 2006 2:49 PM   Subscribe

I used to have a little software application that would assess my hard drive and display a colorful pie graph of folders and subfolders, so that it was very easy to visually determine the location of the file bulk. Does anyone remember what I'm talking about? Bonus points for freeware.
posted by abbyladybug to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I like Dirgraph. Freeware and open source.
posted by exhilaration at 2:53 PM on August 25, 2006

Spacemonger does this. The free version doesn't do pie graphs, but there's still a visual representation of what folders are taking up the most space.
posted by hootch at 3:20 PM on August 25, 2006

dude, WinDirStat
posted by unexpected at 3:26 PM on August 25, 2006

Not a piegraph, but perhaps Sequoiaview?
posted by porpoise at 3:35 PM on August 25, 2006

Treesize, I've used it for a while now, lots of options.
posted by Cosine at 3:41 PM on August 25, 2006

JDiskReport does pie charts. It's free and cross-platform too.
posted by Mwongozi at 3:53 PM on August 25, 2006

I'll second the recomendation by unexpected for WinDirStat. It is not only freeware but open-source freeware.
posted by geekyguy at 5:17 PM on August 25, 2006

I second Treesize.
posted by inigo2 at 5:22 PM on August 25, 2006

porpoise writes "Not a piegraph, but perhaps Sequoiaview?"

SequoiaView rocks.
posted by orthogonality at 5:41 PM on August 25, 2006

I've used Diskpie.
posted by one at 6:34 PM on August 25, 2006

WinDirStat is a essentially a more usable version of SequoiaView. It adds the ability to scan more than one drive at once, automatic treemap coloring, a breakdown of space used by file type, and a highly-sortable hierarchical directory listing of the scanned filesystems that stays in sync with whatever you click on the treemap.
posted by Lazlo at 10:19 PM on August 25, 2006

It might be mac only, but I use Disk Inventory X and I find it quite useful.
posted by criticalsass at 10:23 PM on August 25, 2006

thanks for windirstat! I just cleaned out over 15 gigs of files I didn't know I still had.
posted by ashbury at 6:09 AM on August 26, 2006

Response by poster: Thanks, everyone. I love the Pac-man aspect of WinDirStat. I figured out right after posting this that I was thinking about FolderSizes, but I think I like some of these others even better!
posted by abbyladybug at 8:33 AM on August 28, 2006

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