Directory Report

Directory Report

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 116 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    44.0
  • Total Downloads:
    122,408
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 23, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (10-day trial); $25.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    5.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    86
  • 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

"Great Software"

July 03, 2015  |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 44.0
Version 44.0 features new installation and a 64-bit version.
General
Publisher AMB Software
Publisher web site http://www.file-utilities.com/
Release Date June 14, 2015
Date Added July 23, 2015
Version 44.0
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 5.63MB
File Name wdir.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 122,408
Downloads Last Week 86
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-day trial
Price $25

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