The first AT hard drive I ever owned was 60 megabytes and I thought it was enormous.
These days it is not uncommon to have a 20 Gigabyte hard drive
on your desktop PC. All this cheap storage space is great but
over the years I have noticed an odd and remarkable phenomena.
I call this Rode's Law of Inverse
The bigger the
hard drive the faster I fill it = the less space I have = the
more I need yet a bigger hard drive!
In five years I will probably have a terabyte
worth of storage. Nothing important mind you, just stuff I
am afraid to delete. With this much hard drive space full of
partitions, directories and subdirectories you need all the
help you can get. TreeSize won't give you any more storage but
it will sure make it easier to mange.
TreeSize 1.51 is a freeware utility by Jam
Software. You load TreeSize from your right context mouse menu from
within Explorer. Just left click on a directory or a drive ... right
click your mouse ... select TreeSize ... and a window will pop up
full of useful information. You can quickly see the size of
directories and sub directories by bytes or percentage. You
can sort the information in a variety of ways. You can see the
amount of wasted space on the drive, and you can even print out
TreeSize comes in two flavors … the freeware
version above and a shareware version called TreeSize
Pro 2.3 which offers a great many more features. The most
obvious one is that the window shows a 3D bar or pie graphic
display of the folder or drive ... which sure looks
You can view a detailed list, CD ROM cluster
size, and multiple folders can be scanned and viewed in the same
window. There is a highly configurable search window
which is like a separate program. You can make folder
changes within TreeSize Pro, and you have quick drive access.
These are but a few of the many additional features that
TreeSize Pro offers. TreeSize Pro can be registered for
30.00 dollars U.S.
TreeSize is a must have utility and TreeSize Pro
is great for the user with more professional needs. However I think
PRO is a bit expensive for this
kind of single focus program. By comparison, I paid $19.95 US
retail for Powerdesk
which is an award
wining full featured replacement for Windows Explorer and
which comes with a similar utility called size manager.
TreeSize Pro has a far better interface than Size Manager, but
at a steep price. For most users the freeware version will do
the trick but I sure like those 3D graphics in TreeSize Pro!