WinDirStat

WinDirStat

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 249 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    819,029
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 09, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    626.84KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,562
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Identify how much disk space you're using with WinDirStat. Based on the Linux application KDirStat, this great piece of freeware offers you an informative visual display of your hard-drive usage. It can also analyze your local devices. Depending on the size of your disk, the initial WinDirStat scan may take quite a while, so be prepared to go grab a cup of coffee for 5 to 10 minutes.

When you return, you'll see all of your files (for the drive or directory you decided to scan) displayed in a rainbow of colors. WinDirStat assigns colors to each file type, such as MP3, ZIP, EXE, JPG, and so on. By default, the files that take up the most space are colored blue, the second heftiest are red, and the third largest green. After the first 10 color-labeled file types, the rest appear in gray--but you can change these settings and colors through the Options menu.

Once you've identified where your disk space has gone, you can then more easily decide where you can save space. WinDirStat is loaded with features for managing your files, such as the ability to automatically delete files without even bothering with the Recycle Bin. It's one of those tools that you didn't know you needed until you started using it, but once installed, it's hard to imagine life without it.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 249 votes

    • 5 star 126
    • 4 star 67
    • 3 star 24
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 20
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    out of 249 votes

    • 5 star 126
    • 4 star 67
    • 3 star 24
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 20
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5 stars

"Locate and analyse"

June 13, 2014  |  By tylerm_prc

 |  Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

Pros

Your files:
Not necessarily delete. Many of modern computers have large enough drives you don't have to do this.

It gives a graphical representation of file size.

Drill down by attachment type.

Look at percentages according to directory and file type.

Cons

UI looks a bit 70's.

Summary

Nice.
Good fun product.

All in all, it gives you a graphical representation of your drive(s) and see if you want actually delete anything.

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5 stars

"Works great, as intended"

May 06, 2014  |  By S1lent Echoes

 |  Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

Pros

Easy to use, works as intended

Cons

None that I have found

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5 stars

"The program you never knew you needed until you had it"

September 13, 2013  |  By tallmabey

 |  Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

Pros

Allows you to see which folders or file types are taking up the most space, making it easier to grok the true makeup of your computer's storage. Not something you need to run on a regular basis, but once you are used to having it around, doing disk cleanup will always feel like it's missing something without WinDirStat.

Cons

Yes, it does take a while to scan the drive or folder you ask it to inspect. But personally, I prefer this to something that runs all the time in the background, especially since you only need to use it every once in a while.

Summary

The user that claimed this isn't free must be on the wrong page or something, because you can even download the source code from *multiple* repositories (SourceForge, Bitbucket, GitHub). See http://windirstat.info/download.html for details.

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2 stars

"There ARE better and faster FREE disk space utilities."

August 27, 2013  |  By TheChairman33

 |  Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

Pros

Shows the map in color.

Cons

VERY SLOW compared to other free utilities.

SpaceSniffer is faster and more informative, and you can recursively drill-down on the map.

'Scanner' is another: it displays in a radial format, which is cleaner and more intuitive.

Summary

Skip it.

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1 stars

"too technical"

August 22, 2013  |  By iamscarlettwitch

 |  Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

Pros

quick download

Cons

too technical for my use. not sure if what I was going to remove would affect pc's performance or needed program performance or not.

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5 stars

"Great Program"

August 01, 2013  |  By Wittigpc

 |  Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

Pros

I has a Server that was pushing Max Density on the C Drive. This program showed me just where my space was being allocated in about 1 minute. I would instantly see where the problem was and fix it straight away.

Cons

I didn't know about this program before now...

Summary

If you got a drive filling up, this will pinpoint just where the space is being used.

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5 stars

"Exactly what I was looking for"

July 20, 2013  |  By Cryxon

 |  Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

Pros

User friendly. It organizes files and folders (and the subfolders within) by size. Displays an easy to understand visualization. Can delete unwanted files and folder through from the program.

Cons

nothing comes to mind

Summary

Most importantly, no adware. I freed up almost 100 gig of space by easily being able to find large files I no longer needed.

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1 stars

"Junk! Don't even bother..."

May 26, 2013  |  By pugsley0134

 |  Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

Pros

Nothing that I could see. Advanced System Care or the new Wise Care 365, if far better.

Cons

Doesn't make sense, too hard to understand, noticed to changed in speed or anything else.

Summary

A program that looks fancy; nice interface; but worthless.

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1 stars

"This is not free"

April 22, 2013

 |  Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

Pros

There were none that I could see because I wouldn't pay for it.

Cons

I downloaded this, and it scanned my computer and found thousands of so-called errors. But then when it went to repair them, it said it would only repair 50. To fix the rest I would have to buy the full version. This is being misrepresented as free. I don't know why it's getting so many good reviews.

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5 stars

"Free program that does everything to clean your disk"

April 20, 2013  |  By paulj1x

 |  Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

Pros

I've looked at several similar programs, this has the best features of the ones I've seen. And it's free! I mean really free. Doesn't even nag you for donations.

Cons

None that I could find.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Bernhard Seifert
Publisher web site http://windirstat.info/
Release Date March 09, 2007
Date Added March 09, 2007
Version 1.1.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 626.84KB
File Name windirstat1_1_2_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 819,029
Downloads Last Week 1,562
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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