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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 124 votes out of 124 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    49.0
  • Total Downloads:
    125,811
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 18, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try (10-day trial); $25.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

Directory Report 34 bundles several system utilities in one flexible program. Its core is the venerable Print Directory, which displays tree views of selected directories or entire disks that you can save or print to a wide range of outputs. Directory Report also finds duplicate files and directories and compares directories, even with an outside program. It can rename multiple files in sequence; change the created, modified, and accessed dates of files; change file owners; compute checksums; run from the command line; and more.

Directory Report's wizard browsed to our User Account as a starting root directory (you can have as many as you like), so we selected it. The program briskly scanned our system and displayed the directory in a classic Explorer-style tree view categorized by folder size, both with and without subdirectories; date created, accessed, and modified; and other categories we could add via the View menu. The finished scan also displayed a pop-up listing all our protected directories with the option to print or save the data. We clicked a folder in the main directory view, which opened the root view in a left-hand panel and our selected folder's directory tree in the main view. This simple, old-school tree view is still the clearest and most comprehensible way to display directories and their contents, and one of Directory Report's chief advantages over more elaborate attempts. From here, we had a wide range of options for sorting, searching, and comparing data.

Directory Report integrates several other useful tools, such as the Duplicates Finder. Its options included comparing checksums, which we commend, as well as byte-by-byte and more common comparisons like size and name. The tool made 14 passes yet took less than a minute to scan our directory, identifying duplicates in color in its report. A pop-up let us select files in a group by various categories instead of manually, with several options for handling them. The Largest menu let us quickly find the largest files, directories, and owners in our system, with a few surprises. The handy Check Cluster Size tool estimates the block or cluster size for a given file system. Handier still is the built-in checksum generator, which saves the bother of a separate tool.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Directory Report 34. The trial version is limited to 10 days.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 49.0
Version 49 Updated Digital Rights Management (DRM)
General
Publisher AMB Software
Publisher web site http://www.file-utilities.com/
Release Date October 14, 2017
Date Added October 18, 2017
Version 49.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 125,811
Downloads Last Week 16
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-day trial
Price $25
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