Disc Space Reporter is a small program that can provide insight on the files and folders on your hard drive that are taking up most of the physical space.
It features a simple user interface that represents file/folder sizes using little bars in the detail view, as well as an overall top ranking of the largest individual files in the scanned hard drives.
Here’s what you need to know about this program:
- It is a small executable that does not need installation and has a very light footprint.
- Very fast scanning of hard drives.
- What I really like about this program is that it contains a special pane that presents you with a ranking of the top files that are taking up space across all the scanned hard drives and folder. This is simply a great idea and I am surprised that more programs in this category dont have it (as opposed to having to drill into drives and folders using bars and pie charts to identify the culprits). It will ask you at the outset the number of top files you want displayed (i.e. top 10, 20, 30, or whatever you want).
- Size is represented using little bars in the detail view. There are 2 columns that contain these bars, one representing the relative size of the file/folder within the folder that it resides in, and another one that is an absolute representation in relation to all the hard drive contents.
- One inexplicable drawback is that you cannot sort by size in the folder view pane; very strange for this type of program in my opinion, but the program still manages to do the job very well. You can sort files by size in the files panes, though.
- You can save the scan result to a file, as well as store performed scans into a database.
There are many freeware programs that do what this program does, with a lot more bells and whistles; what’s interesting about this one is precisely its simplicity, combined with the fact that it does the job very well (if you want a lot of charts and more feautres/reports, check out JDiskreport).
Version tested: 1.0
Go to the download page to get the latest version (approx 196K). Also visit the program home page.