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Directory Report

$25
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Editors' Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    45.0
  • Total Downloads:
    124,878
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 09, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (10-day trial); $25.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    5.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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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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5 stars

"A must have for managing your photos and videos"

July 29, 2016  |  By shahab00

2016-07-29 08:09:35  |  By shahab00

 |  Version: Directory Report 44.0

Pros

features
performance
intuitive
inexpensive
support

Cons

Not really a con but would like to see software identify "similar or same" photos that don't necessarily match CRC, size, or name.

Summary

This software is a must have for managing photos and videos. You can easily identify duplicates and also synchronize your data across multiple locations.

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5 stars

"Works Great. Easy to find large files and folders."

February 13, 2016  |  By careymcareym

2016-02-13 14:53:19  |  By careymcareym

 |  Version: Directory Report 44.0

Pros

- Easy to Use
- Easy to Sort
- Easy to display in bytes, KB, MB, or GB
- Easy to find large files sizes and folders
I have used this product for many years. This is the first time I used on Windows 7 64-bit. Simple, nothing fancy, a great utility.

Cons

Did not encounter any Cons.

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5 stars

"Great reporting tool!"

December 29, 2015  |  By MichaelStango

2015-12-29 06:41:24  |  By MichaelStango

 |  Version: Directory Report 44.0

Pros

- The ability to scan and record many file attributes
- The depth that the program is able to scan and report
- The speed at which the program scans

Cons

The UI is a little hard to use at times. I struggled trying to figure out how to save and export reports.

Summary

This product was exactly what I was looking for when trying to track user folders on a network drive.

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5 stars

"Best File / Directory Utility on the planet!"

August 10, 2015

2015-08-10 17:53:30

 |  Version: Directory Report 44.0

Pros

I use this tool to do lots of things, but most frequently to change multiple filenames (due to Google Drive's pesky renaming to (1) and (2) etc.) Also do some file and directory size analysis. Worth every penny - plus you get free lifetime upgrades.

Cons

You won't find a Windows 8.1 polished interface, but that's not really a con, now is it? This is very utilitarian software - it works GREAT, is FAST and its strength is in its utility, not useless fluff and dazzle.

Summary

Try before you buy. Lifetime Upgrades. Fast. Has been a trusted utility for many years. Hands down the best file/directory management utility in my toolbox.

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5 stars

"Great Software"

July 03, 2015  |  By radams39

2015-07-03 09:21:18  |  By radams39

 |  Version: Directory Report 44.0

Pros

Works great for me for scanning network directories to see who is using up space. I also like being able to change the owner of files if you have to move files around. Support is great always get a quick response if I run into trouble. If you have to maintain files on a network you should have this.

Cons

The only problem I have ever had is with the licensing key when I reinstall windows but that gets fixed with a quick email. There is an option in the new version that will resolve this by deactivating your license first before you reinstall.

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5 stars

"I love this software!"

May 15, 2015  |  By JM_1001

2015-05-15 12:40:03  |  By JM_1001

 |  Version: Directory Report 43.0

Pros

Simple clean interface. Scans quickly. I love that it can scan and compare a couple of directories or an entire drive. I also love the mp3 feature that lets you find duplicate mp3s. I've used it extensively to clean up my music collection. Customer service is fantastic. I had issues with licensing (it was a problem with their licensing company, not with the software) and they sent me multiple e-mails with new license codes every time I got locked out. They are wonderful!

Cons

Occasionally gives false positive on tiny little 0KB files left on the system by different programs (probably because they are just empty files), so it's something I watch out for. Occasionally I might wish that there is a feature or two because in the moment it would have been handy, but if I can't think of what they are right now they are probably not be the most urgent features.

Summary

This is the best software of the sort that I have tried (and I've tested many). It does pretty much everything I need it to and I use it multiple times a week. I do animation and video editing, and back-up my projects religiously. I'm generally pretty organized, but occasionally during a crunch I will just let naming conventions go and will back-up duplicates because I don't have time to sort things as I go. Directory report allows me to go back through the chaos and weed out the extra material that I don't need. It saves me hours of time and terabytes of space. I've been using this software for over ten years now and will continue to use/upgrade/and re-buy it until they stop making it.

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5 stars

"Excellent product for low price"

December 17, 2014  |  By dave9393

2014-12-17 04:59:59  |  By dave9393

 |  Version: Directory Report 41.0

Pros

Finds duplicates quickly, doesn't have a problem with huge files or directories, can select multiple directories to compare using the ctrl or shift key, multiple rename is nice.

Cons

It doesn't remember duplicate options from one session to the next. I use the same options 99.99% of the time.

Summary

I have looked at several find duplicates programs and none do what this one does and all cost more.

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5 stars

"Very helpful utility for managing OneDrive folders"

August 15, 2014  |  By RustyNB

2014-08-15 07:17:19  |  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

2014-08-05 11:12:56  |  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

2014-07-11 05:19:56  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 45.0
Version 45.0: onstead of only printing all pages of a report, you can select a range of pages
General
Publisher AMB Software
Publisher web site http://www.file-utilities.com/
Release Date October 05, 2016
Date Added October 09, 2016
Version 45.0
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 5.92MB
File Name wdir.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 124,878
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-day trial
Price $25

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