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    Disk space and file types used

    To see how effective is the compression of a backup program, it is necessary to know how many bytes are actually on the source drives to be backed up.

    Over the years, I've needlessly wasted time starting My Computer and copying the info into an Excel spreadsheet to determine disk use.

    I finally got around to writing a quickie program to get the info.

    See http://www.standards.com/index.html?GetDiskSpaceUsed

    Also, see http://www.standards.com/index.html?...peDistribution

    Periodically, I may post updates to the programs described in this thread.

    When I do, I will try to remember to modify the relevant HTML page to update the program's version number, I will no longer announce such things here.

    I did this last night for http://www.standards.com/index.html?...peDistribution

    So, if you encounter a problem, please first try the latest version before reporting the problem.

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    Re: Disk space and file types used

    Howard

    Excellent piece of work.

    Rather fortunate that you posted this when you did as I had to build a report this morning of disc usage before an upgrade takes place and this works a dream.

    If you don't mind I will have a play with it for a bit longer and add a few suggestions for bells and whistles <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Jerry

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    Re: Disk space and file types used

    I just made available a major update to both programs.

    Program should now work in Win 95 (OSR2 or not). This change was tricky.

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    Re: Disk space and file types used

    I've posted a major update at http://www.standards.com/index.html?...peDistribution.

    More options, "better" "documentation".

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