Disk Inventory X for Mac

Disk Inventory X for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    282,572
  • Date Added:
    October 10, 2005
  • File Size:
    2.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,965
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.3/10.3.9/10.4 PPC

Editors' Review

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Disk Inventory X is a free disk utility for Mac OS X that gives you a summary of your disk usage, both in text and visually. Need to know how much space is being taken up on your drives by photos or audio files? Disk Inventory X will give you the answer quickly.

The program is easy to install, and its interface is clean. When you run it there's a simple disk selector dialog, which expands to a larger window. A standard hierarchical view of your drive in the left pane shows you the total size of each folder or file. In the interface's right pane is a colorful graphical representation of the types of files on your drive. Each file type is color-coded, so you can see how much space a particular type of file occupies. If you want to see all the tags and information associated with any file or folder, you need only click on it and a pop-up shows all the information the OS has on the item.

Disk Inventory X worked fine for us, and gave us a handy view of our disk usage. The graphical interface lets you see at a glance how much space is used by particular file types; for most people video and audio files will be the majority. Considering Disk Inventory X is a free app, this would be a useful addition to any Mac system.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"It isnt free"

October 25, 2014  |  By BobJFellings

 |  Version: Disk Inventory X 1.0

Pros

I couldnt use it

Cons

It isnt free. Couldnt get past the part that wanted to take me to their website to pay

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4 stars

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October 22, 2014  |  By livepargot

 |  Version: Disk Inventory X 1.0

Pros

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Cons

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5 stars

"I got back 56 GB of storage!"

April 28, 2014  |  By kimigomez

 |  Version: Disk Inventory X 1.0

Pros

Really easy to use. I'm just a basic computer user, no special skills. Showed me visually (little colored map) exactly where my storage was being used (hidden core dump files). I had been checking all my folders and the usage just didn't add up to how much storage was actually being used...After using this wonderful program, I was able to get back a significant amount of storage!!

Cons

I couldn't delete more than one core file at a time within Disk Inventory X. This was probably a safety feature, and there was probably an easy way to show the hidden files in Finder, but I certainly didn't know it. Other than that, I have no complaints.

Summary

I wholeheartedly recommend this program. Effective and easy to use if you have even a bit of common sense.

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5 stars

"Excellent App to control unwanted HD content"

March 26, 2014  |  By ntorrente

 |  Version: Disk Inventory X 1.0

Pros

Easy to install and to use.

Cons

the app met my needs.

Summary

I really recommend installing this app to identify unwanted files

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4 stars

"Very good at finding large files"

March 19, 2013  |  By qelan

 |  Version: Disk Inventory X 1.0

Pros

Scanned my hard drive in a reasonable amount of time and showed me where my space had gone.

Cons

When trying to delete, it said I did not have sufficient permissions instead of displaying the password prompt.

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5 stars

"Accurate, intuitive"

March 16, 2013  |  By johnro52

 |  Version: Disk Inventory X 1.0

Pros

The visual interface is much better than the few others I've seen for Mac (e.g., DaisyDisk)
Gave me an idea instantly of where I need to go to optimize.

Cons

I didn't see any

Summary

Excellent, simple product.

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5 stars

"Very good utility, easy and intuitive."

November 27, 2012  |  By ETmacUser

 |  Version: Disk Inventory X 1.0

Pros

Shows exactly what is needed to understand the size of each file/folder, along with its name and reference.

Cons

Should show the free space on hd too, optional the real location of the files (i.e as older utilities did in '90). But all the way it works very fine.

Summary

A simple and useful utolity.

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5 stars

"Brilliant!"

February 07, 2012  |  By fishygrrl73

 |  Version: Disk Inventory X 1.0

Pros

Showed me EXACTLY what I needed to know in an amazing graphics display. My hard drive is full, so I needed to know what to move - Disk Inventory X 1.0 was free, easy to use and gave me all the information I needed. I am so happy right now. Have to go move 10,000 photos now! See ya!

Cons

There are no Cons in my opinion.

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4 stars

"Perfect for people with full hard drives"

September 21, 2011  |  By ianai

 |  Version: Disk Inventory X 1.0

Pros

Shows exactly what you have at a glance, can sort by size so you see the biggest things first, allows you to open folders, and even delete things right from the graphical window.

Cons

A little slow, even after it has read every file (which is obviously limited by your disk speed and how many files you have). It has crashed a few times, but rarely and does not hurt anything when it does.

Summary

If you have a hard drive close to capacity and do not know why, this tool is essential. I found files I forgot were there taking up 10s of GB of space.

Much quicker and easier than (for instance) du or Finder's Get Info.

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5 stars

"Wonderful software to SEE what is taking space"

August 28, 2011  |  By dogfish--2008

 |  Version: Disk Inventory X 1.0

Pros

You can see the size of items, some of which you would have no idea could take so much space. It color codes them by file type. You can delete them from the interface. It has always worked flawlessly for me.

Cons

It shows things to you that you probably shouldn't mess with so be sure you know what you are doing.

Summary

Get it. It is the best way to clean out things that are big and taking space. It is fascinating to see what file types are taking up so much space.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0

new features:

  • Finder context menu plugin with a "Open in Disk Inventory X" command for folders and volumes (have to be installed manually in the preference window!)
  • a new selection list which can show all files of a specific kind or all files (to show the selection list, use the new context menu in the kind statistic or select menu "Window->Selection List").
  • an option whether the assignment between colors and file kinds are shared between open windows or not (so every kind has in all windows the same color - like before - or the assignment is done for each window separately)
  • performance improvements when dealing with a large number of files
  • sortable columns in the kind statistic drawer (and in the new selection list, of course)
  • a warning is shown prior deleting a file or folder on a network volume (items on a network volume can only be deleted, not moved to trash)

bug fixes:

  • DIX crashed when refreshing a file or files if DIX has zoomed into a folder
  • the "select parent" shortcut did not work if the file view had the focus: the shortcut is now changed to Apple-U (previously Command-P).
General
Publisher Tjark Derlien
Publisher web site http://www.derlien.com
Release Date October 10, 2005
Date Added October 10, 2005
Version 1.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
Download Information
File Size 2.83MB
File Name DIX1.0Universal.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 282,572
Downloads Last Week 2,965
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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