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    Software to help disk management

    Thanks to teenage children, I've had cause to try to clean up my hard disk thanks to extensive music and film downloads.

    I had tried to find the files manually, but had a lot of trouble locating the offenders.

    I searched and found Disk Recon.

    I was able to find all the big files easily, and to clean up.

    It's an older computer, with "limited" space (5yo, it seemed like unlimited at the time).

    And it's got some nice features- like finding "duplicate" files- those with the same size and extension, with different save dates.

    It has a 30 day trial period. That was all I needed to clean up my hard drive after two teenage daughters having left home recently.
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    Re: Software to help disk management

    I'm a fan of TreeSize Pro - and there's a less featured version called TreeSize <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>...
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    Re: Software to help disk management

    I just lurrrve SequoiaView for chasing big files & HD hogs. It epitomizes "a picture is a thousand words".

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    Re: Software to help disk management

    Less is more, for me. I tend to think: can I achieve this with tools already there, in the OS? A simple search with the Search Assistant for, let's say, bigger than 10,000 kB, and it shows a list that can be sorted in the usual Win Explorer way.

    But I agree about "duplicate files", there are different programs that can find such files (depending on how one would like to define duplicate).

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    Re: Software to help disk management

    > A simple search with the Search Assistant ...

    But the results only come out in the one colour. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Software to help disk management

    Correct! But I didn't see the question as finding the brightest files; those with the most beautiful green colour; the relationship between the blue and the yellow files. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Hah, flying colours! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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