Directory Report

Directory Report

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 113 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
40.0
File Size:
4.93MB
Date Added:
January 14, 2014
Price:
Free to try (10-day trial); $25.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
119,386
Downloads Last Week:
38
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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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  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 113 votes

    • 5 star: 72
    • 4 star: 26
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 8
  • Current Version:

    4.4

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "Very helpful utility for managing OneDrive folders"

    August 15, 2014   |   By RustyNB

    Version: Directory Report 40.0

    Pros

    Very helpful in managing libraries on external HDD vs. what is uploaded to OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive). Bulk uploading (>10 GB) is sometimes a problem with OneDrive; Directory Report helps you find files that did not land in the upload zone.

    Ideal utility for managing file server directories that contain many identical versions of the same large (1.0GB) video files, for example.

    Not a utility I use every day, but when I need it, it performs tasks that I cannot accomplish with Windows Explorer.

    A "must have" utility in my software pouch.

    Cons

    Minor occasional issues with interface working in a manner that is not as easy as it could be, but the author often accepts suggestions for improvement and the improvements appear fairly quickly.

    Would be nice if the program would offer an option to check whether the version in use is out of date, but otherwise, a very good utility and a very reasonable price.

    Summary

    Great file management utility for the tool belt.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent program"

    August 05, 2014   |   By rashider

    Version: Directory Report 40.0

    Pros

    Simple user friendly interface, fast and accurate results.

    Cons

    not applicable

    Summary

    Have been using this program since 2003 and it has served us well.

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  • 5 stars

    "Saved me gigs of space"

    July 11, 2014   |   By binaryman

    Version: Directory Report 40.0

    Pros

    Fast and easy to use. The interface is uncluttered with no eye candy. I was able to quickly drill down to directories left over even after I uninstalled my games.

    Cons

    None at all

    Summary

    High professional quality

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  • 1 stars

    "Frisk Software (F-Prot) says this has a trojan"

    June 28, 2014   |   By samthetestman

    Version: Directory Report 40.0

    Pros

    It looked like it would have been nice. I never unpacked it.

    Cons

    If it really has the trojan, how sad!

    Summary

    It might be a conflict with Frisk Software, but I'm not going to try it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Powerful - An Outstanding App"

    March 28, 2014   |   By mango247

    Version: Directory Report 40.0

    Pros

    1. Super Fast - Incredibly fast- I searched over 800K files in less than 45 minutes)

    2. Feature Rich ( you name it you can do it)
    3. Reliable - Intelligently written and highly stable. (unlike some apps this one does not crash)

    Cons

    - UI (The user interface could be better)

    Summary

    Find Duplicate files fast, search laptops, desktops, servers, storage arrays. NAS, SAS and so on and manipulate your data in so many ways.

    If you're looking for a powerful and highly reliable file utility nothing comes close to the "Directory Report" software. It's the best.

    I have used it extensively on a very large number of files (almost a million files) to support an end-client in a million dollar legal dispute. This tiny yet powerful APP saved over US$15,000 in IT consultant fees. I would have happily paid over 10 times the modest $25 fee charged by the author for this amazing APP.

    And yes, the author of the APP actually replies to support questions. He answered dozens of my questions within a 24 hour window. I would have happily paid for support. I can not recommend this file app enough.

    Highly Recommended.

    SM

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  • 5 stars

    "Erg handig programma voor al je bestanden"

    March 18, 2014   |   By divon001

    Version: Directory Report 40.0

    Pros

    Snel overzicht van al je bestanden, zowel schijven als directories.
    Dubbele bestanden snel verwijderd en niet alleen op naam maar ook vergelijk op bit niveau.
    Meerdere bestanden hernoemen en nummeren.
    Snel kunnen zoeken.

    Cons

    Geen minpunten

    Summary

    Geweldige service bij het installeren na een crash en nieuw moederboard.
    Ik kon niet meer installeren, probleem uitgelegd en Allan Braun verstrekte tot 3 maal toe een nieuwe coupon voor gratis herinstallatie.

    Updated on Mar 18, 2014

    Quick overview of all your files, directories and drives as well.
    Duplicate files quickly removed and not only found by name but also compared bit by bit.
    Multiple file renaming and numbering.
    Quick search.

    Updated on Mar 18, 2014

    Great service when I installed after a crash and new motherboard.

    I could not install. Problem explained to Allan Braun and he gave me 3 times a new coupon for free reinstallation.

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  • 5 stars

    "No fuzz multirenaming"

    January 27, 2014   |   By Ljavres

    Version: Directory Report 40.0

    Pros

    Simple to use program for multirenaming and other directory overviews. Has been used by me for multiyears with no problem.

    Cons

    Not for me

    Summary

    Decent prized easy to use multipurpose tool

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