DiskMax

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 64 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.56
  • Total Downloads:
    182,868
  • Date Added:
    July 06, 2011
  • File Size:
    1.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    158
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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DiskMax is an easy-to-use utility that helps users clear their computers of unneeded, space-wasting files. With three levels of customizable scans, DiskMax makes it easy to free up valuable disk space.

DiskMax's interface is quite plain and simple. Users simply click on Quick, Standard, or Detailed to select the type of scan they want to perform. We wish that the interface itself explained what was involved in which type of scan, but the Help file--which must be downloaded separately from the creator's Web site--does contain details about each one. The Quick scan, for example, scans only the Recycle Bin and user profile, while the Standard scan adds such areas as the Windows update, event logs, and defragmentation. With each step the program asks users whether they want to delete unneeded files, and users can choose whether they want the program to remember their responses for future scans. Overall, we found DiskMax to be quite effective and easy to use. Our only major issue with it--one that we have with almost all programs of this type--is that users should make sure that they know what they're deleting before allowing the program to get rid of so-called junk files. The Help file provides more guidance than we typically see from such programs, which we appreciated, but users may wish to do further research before proceeding.

DiskMax is free. The program installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Cleans up laptop or VPS space nicely..."

December 09, 2012  |  By AwarenessForex

 |  Version: DiskMax 4.56

Pros

VPS and cloud server space usually charge by the GB, and previous generations of windows (Vista/7/2003/2008) take up 15-20GB of space. With a 25 or 30 GB hard drive, that's not a lot to work with, even with just a few apps running. With Win 2008 R2 64 bit enterprise, I was able to recovre about 5 GB of space on my first run of a deep scan (Microsoft, what the heck are you installing there).

Subsequent cleans can recover 300-1000MB of space. I'm guessing that windows updates leave around too much data?

Cons

The author does collect usage data. But mainly because he does not get too much manual feedback. There has to be a way for the author to actually maintain the software for free, so it is a tradeoff. The information does not identify you personally anyway, but maybe the author can have a paid version where users could disable this?

Summary

Until windows 8, programs are allowed to install insane amounts of bloatware, and microsoft is largely to blame for starting the bloatware practice themselves. This program does remove unused and unneeded files to keep your system running lean. Simple, straightforward. I gave the author a donation.

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4 stars

"Small and Powerfull"

August 27, 2012  |  By ITepb

 |  Version: DiskMax 4.56

Pros

Small install size.
Many cleaning steps to scrub your HDD of clutter.
Defrags & Optimizes Precache.
32 and 64 bit versions.
Has deep clean option.
Does what it claims it will do.

Cons

Biggest con is installs to user folder only. Even if I grab the exe from the installed folder, it will replace itself on my C drive user folder. To dev, always give install location options. Not portable, even though it is just an exe with one folder after install.

Summary

Just another great tool to keep handy with the arsenal of other tools we all use to clean our dirty registry, temp folders, and files left from general use and lazy programs that don't uninstall fully.

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4 stars

"Pretty Darn Good."

July 29, 2012  |  By matt674885

 |  Version: DiskMax 4.56

Pros

Exhaustive Purging.

Cons

Not good for beginner.

Summary

I'd still like to know what "Deep Scan" is, but haven't had the time to learn about it. Anyone know?

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5 stars

"Great Cleaner"

April 12, 2012  |  By 1dustpelt

 |  Version: DiskMax 4.56

Pros

Gets lots of stuff other software like CCleaner misses.

Cons

Nothing at all

Summary

If you need a simple cleaner, this will do the job.

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2 stars

"Usage tracking"

December 05, 2011  |  By gemini54

 |  Version: DiskMax 4.56

Pros

Did not complete install.

Cons

Program would not install for me unless i agreed to be tracked by accepting to be part of collection of "anonymous usage statistics".

Summary

Although this may be benign, i feel that agreeing to usage tracking should be totally optional and not a prerequisite to installing or using a program. At a minimum, this requirement should be noted as part of the program description. Perhaps not quite spyware, however, close enough that i will pass on DiskMax at this time.
I think the CNET review should also have noted this.

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5 stars

"works well for me"

November 08, 2011  |  By footballman10

 |  Version: DiskMax 4.56

Pros

very good cleaner, i run glary, cc, slimcleaner and amigo too, ones seems to pick up what the others leave behind

Cons

none, computer runs fine with it

Summary

how many cleaners do u need?

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5 stars

"One of the greatest programs I've ever used"

October 15, 2011  |  By LouisVierne

 |  Version: DiskMax 4.56

Pros

....of any type. My doctor gave me Diskmax and CCleaner, neither of which were knownto me or a lot of my computer-savvy friends. Both programs have proved invaluable in keeping my 3 HDs running well. Guess what? DM even does things it's not, to my knowledge, officially supposed to. Had used Superantispyware for protection which was great, then Malwarebytes Antimalware which was better, but now I can do Diskmax and then neither program finds ANY problems to fix -- ever. I can still run either DM or CC alone and they *will* find bugs, so the bugs are still coming aplenty.

Cons

Only one -- I have yet to make a contribution to DM's creators.

Summary

I didn't mention that DM runs nice and fast. It just rips along and usually finishes up in a few minutes.

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5 stars

"Far better than Windows Supplied disk cleanup Suite ,"

September 28, 2011  |  By arshdeepchawla

 |  Version: DiskMax 4.56

Pros

Great speeds , Cleans up all unwanted fragments in the disk

Cons

-None- till now

Summary

Wonderful ! ... Nothing more or less to say about it
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3 stars

"Ok, but WIndirstat is better"

September 20, 2011  |  By jjacobus

 |  Version: DiskMax 4.56

Pros

Three levels works well.

Cons

It takes too much time to scan and since this is a program you only use occassionally, the different levels aren't that useful.

Summary

Try windirstat instead.

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4 stars

"Works Well"

August 12, 2011  |  By erie910

 |  Version: DiskMax 4.56

Pros

Cleans up things which one might not think need cleaning.

Cons

Help file which is to be downloaded separately will not open--help to open the help file provided on the website is out-of-date (Server 2003). Screen on website with contact information is blank.

Summary

Works well, but would like information on the Deep Clean option, which one cannot get without a help file.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher KoshyJohn
Publisher web site http://www.koshyjohn.com
Release Date July 06, 2011
Date Added July 06, 2011
Version 4.56
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.16MB
File Name DiskMax.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 182,868
Downloads Last Week 158
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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