SizeExplorer Free

SizeExplorer Free


Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 6 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.1
File Size:
1.48MB
Date Added:
October 07, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
14,836
Downloads Last Week:
18
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Editors' review

Managing hard disk clutter mostly means figuring out which files eat up all the space. Utilities like SizeExplorer Free help by pinpointing the folders and files holding you back from downloading season three of "West Wing." It's an easy-to-use disk analyzer with some valuable features.

The interface is pleasant and mostly intuitive, and there's a Help file if needed. SizeExplorer is fast: it ran through more than 170,000 files in around two minutes. The resulting Windows Explorer-like view lists each item's overall disk usage with colored bars and percentages. You can sort the list a number of ways. In fact, the program behaves just like Explorer. For example, you can browse through folders as well as open and delete files directly from the list. We also appreciate the Analyzer function's numerous reports and graphical views. This feature displays directories as pie charts as well as graphs indicating the distribution of files by file type and extension. The data is interesting, although the actual usefulness eludes us. SizeExplorer's best feature is the ability to view large files in a single list. You don't have to click through folders or compare file sizes back-and-forth across folders.

SizeExplorer Free does lack a few key features, such as searching, printing, and saving reports, and, sadly, the capability to find duplicate files. To access these options, you must purchase the Pro version ($39 to $42). As a first step on the road to hard-disk hygiene, however, the free tool is hard to beat.

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  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    3.5

    out of 6 votes

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

    "best utility for storage"

    October 03, 2011   |   By willb_2k

    Version: SizeExplorer Free 4.1

    Pros

    does what it says. counts all files and folders. shows percentage usage.

    Cons

    There are no cons. Everything is great about this product. Those that are complaining are obviously not using it for what it was meant to for.

    Summary

    This is one of the best utilities to manage your storage. It shows the size used by folders and files. You can drill down to specific folders to see how much they are. It shows sizes and percentage of drive.

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  • 1 stars

    "Says Vista, not so"

    December 14, 2010   |   By finnmaccool

    Version: SizeExplorer Free 4.1

    Pros

    Fast scanning of a drive.

    Cons

    Doesn't handle the symbolic link added to Vista and 7. So, you get a repeated iteration of things like the folder "Application Data"

    Summary

    Can't use it to figure out which folders are hogging the drive because of the con item listed.

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  • 4 stars

    "Easy to Use, No Frills"

    April 10, 2009   |   By ImNotBlue

    Version: SizeExplorer Free 4.1

    Pros

    It's a pretty simple program to use... scans each HD and lets you select how to view the reports. Nothing too fancy or intense, but it's much easier than trying to get all the info via the "property" window.

    Cons

    There are a few display ads at the open and close of the program... nothing more than a "close" to get rid of them, but they do try to hock their product a bit.

    Summary

    A good free option... does everything I need/want it to do, with little to no effort. A good option for someone who isn't expecting gold.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best freeware out there to clean up my drive"

    February 11, 2009   |   By Elise_King21

    Version: SizeExplorer Free 4.1

    Pros

    Lots of reports
    Lots of charts
    PRINT !!!
    Network supports
    Fast and reliable.

    Cons

    Export is not available

    Summary

    I totally desagree with knightmanic. This software offer a lot more feature than a normal windows browser. It fact, knightmanic probably did not try the software at all. You see folder size, you have a lots of chart and reports on file distribution on the system. You can print. This application support network (most freeware doesn't). It is true that some features are blocked to promote the pro version but these are advance features, not basic one. I love this software and recommend it to everyone.

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  • 1 stars

    "Horrible download"

    January 24, 2009   |   By knightmanic

    Version: SizeExplorer Free 4.1

    Pros

    There is nothing useful about this product

    Cons

    This shows up as free software, but it is anything but. None of the features that would make it worth the time are included in this version. It is just a teaser.

    Summary

    This should not be listed in the free software category because it does nothing better than the file brower included in windows. The features for which I downloaded it were not available. This is just a ploy to get people to pay nearly $50 for software they can't really try out. What a bunch of jerks these JSD software people are. And shame on CNET for allowing it in this category. CNET should disallow this company from fraudulently posting any additional software.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best free disk space manager out there"

    October 14, 2008   |   By Natste2121

    Version: SizeExplorer Free 4.1

    Pros

    FREE.
    Fast scan.
    Stable and bug less (not like TreeSize).
    Lots of reports.
    Let you find and delete useless files quickly.
    A must have tool for every computer owner.

    Cons

    Free version cannot be skinned like Pro version.

    Summary

    I tried a lot of disk space manager and disk cleaner over the years, from freeware to expensive commercial software, and I can tell you that this one is the best out there and it is FREE. This tool will let you find useless files quickly. The reports are greats but I don't use them often. I run this software once a week to clean my hard disk from useless junk or to find lost files. At my jobs we bought the Pro version which include a lots of advance feature like compare of scans which is fantastics. Don't waste your time with slow open source like WinDirStat or buggy freeware like TreeSize (which always crash my computer), SizeExplorer Free is the fastest and more stable out there.

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