by Oliver Schneider

WinDirStat is a free and open-source graphical disk usage analyzer for Microsoft Windows

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Oliver Schneider

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WinDirStat is a very useful utility that can graphically show the structure of files and folders on the hard disk. The program scans the contents of the hard drive and displays its structure in the form of a mosaic in which - the larger the size of the file or folder - the larger the mosaic they are represented. In addition to the graphical representation, folders on the disk can be displayed as a tree. In doing so, each folder can be expanded and looked at the structure of the files it contains (both folders and files are sorted by size). The program interface is divided into several windows - one window shows the tree structure of files, the other window shows the graphic "mosaic", and the third window shows the color designations for different types of files.

Working in WinDirStat is very easy: select a folder in the window where the tree structure of the disk is shown - and a piece of mosaic corresponding to this folder and the files included in it will be highlighted with a white frame. Click on any file in the mosaic and you will be able to see its extension and the path to it. At the same time, you can quickly allocate all files of a certain type in the "mosaic" structure of the hard disk. In addition, WinDirStat can display data about files of unknown types and disk space.

- output of the disk file structure in a clear graphical representation;

- several options for displaying the structure of folders and files on the disk.

This product seems entirely not useful. What is the point of displaying a file set in a mosaic where their size is represented by the size of the text used to display the name? How could this ever be useful? The tree structure could maybe be useful. I laugh at the idea of ever using a mosaic to sort my files though.
I would definitely try this software. I began using computers even beore DOS. I had an Osborne II. We had software like WordStar. Anyway especially with DOS this kind of graphic representation of how files were organized on the hard disk was particularly and was particular to prevent the catastrophic *.*. :-) Anyway with this kind of graphic it's very easy to see what's what. And not only does it show what and where but how much what's important. It's very useful for an investigator to look for something on the hard disk. It also shows very well what needs to be deleted and so forth. You need this in the cloud. You need to get rid of what's no long required for retention and really what you don't need. A psychologist could use this tool to find out about the person. Well. Hmmm Yikes
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