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  • 5.0 stars

    ""Can't Live without" stuff."

    January 25, 2012  |   By Thiyaheswaran

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    Simple, Fast, Easy to use. Does what it says

    Cons

    Nothing as of now.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great free progam"

    January 24, 2012  |   By garyleebrown

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    Great way to see where all those hidden GB's of used drive space are.

    Cons

    none found

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  • 3.0 stars

    "works but also freezes"

    January 4, 2012  |   By fdsafdsafdsafsdafasd

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    I have used WinDirStat numerous times to keep drive space freed up. It is a good lightweight alternative to some of the paid programs. It will help you quickly nail down where those large files live.

    Cons

    I dislike the treemap - which also seems to make the program lock up when the scan finishes. The tree, itself, is already sorted by the largest folders, the visual is just superfluous.

    The bigger complaint, however, is that the app will simply freeze up during the scan - especially if you try to navigate the tree before the scan is complete.

    I would like to be able to exclude directories in my scans, as well.

    Summary

    I still use the app - but I have to be very patient with it and let the scan complete. In my opinion, this app is just a few tweaks shy of five stars. The freezing issue is heavy enough to tarnish an otherwise handy app.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This program worked great."

    December 4, 2011  |   By 370lbgorilla

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    I really needed a program like this as I was down to 1 GB of HD space and my system was really slow. What was eating up all my HD space? By using this program I was able to quickly identify the biggest offenders taking up space on my drive and delete all the unnecessary ones. I ended up with 20 GBs of free space which isn't bad for half of a 160 GB drive (drive C and D).

    Once you get used to how to interpret the data you are given, both in written and visual forms, this program is a snap and you are able to delete unwanted files right from this program without needing to back-out and go to "add/remove programs" to do so. A nice touch.

    Cons

    The program itself has a bit of a learning curve and their isn't a lot of help for the uninitiated in learning how to use it. Perhaps there are resources in this area on video sites and forums (I didn't look), but from the program itself it could have been made a little easier to learn it at first. But as stated in my Pros above, once learned this program is very easy to use.

    Summary

    It was exactly what I needed. It worked great and it's free! Can't complain. What a deal!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great tool to find things or determine data space hog"

    November 9, 2011  |   By JustinBongard

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    + Pretty fast and scans multiple drives simultaneously
    + Lets me find files that I know are big among smaller files (like videos in folders of pictures)
    + Lets me find what is hogging all the space
    + can run off flash drive

    Cons

    nothing. It looks like the simple program it is, that's all I need it to do.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent piece of software"

    October 30, 2011  |   By ianmccully

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    Easy to load and an excellent program.

    Cons

    None imho I had to add more characters not sure what to add here thanks ian

    Summary

    If you need to know what is taking up all your hard drive space , then this piece of software is great , as then you can backup to dvd or external hard drive or put in the cloud and you get your hard drive back to where it should be running, at maximum capacity and read and write speed good. thanks for reading ian.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Colorful way to vizualize all files and folders!"

    October 22, 2011  |   By ebbtides

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    Easy to use. Colorful! Helps spot disk usage by comparing files side-by-side.

    Cons

    None that I know of!

    Summary

    Very helpful & easy to use!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I wish this software worked."

    October 22, 2011  |   By acropora

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    Frankly, the only pro I can think of is the idea that it is "supposed" to do what I'd like it to do.

    Cons

    I've tried downloading this software a number of times, each time with the same unsatisfactory result. The result that I'm "speaking" of is that it just doesn't work. It just doesn't do anything but freeze-up and fail.

    Summary

    I would like software that does specifically what this one is claimed to do but haven't been successful in having that happen. I've shut all programs down, disengaged the firewall and anti-virus software when downloading it to no avail. Now I have to use my thumb and point it downward.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very effective in showing what is hogging the space."

    October 14, 2011  |   By munybuny

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    The graphical representation really give one an idea where everything "lives". I especially like the way one can click on any area and the appropriate path comes up showing exactly what the file is.

    Cons

    Nothing that i can see at this time.

    Summary

    This is a great tool to add to your Utilities.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "One of the most valuable tools in my PC kit bag!"

    October 10, 2011  |   By Chukkaman

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    This whizzy tool discovered and allowed me to rescue nearly 1TB of space across my 3 external drives - and did so in a mere 3 minutes! A very, very useful piece of kit with a minimal footprint

    Cons

    Might be a tad TOO powerful in the wrong hands - i.e. a basic user - but, if you read the instructions and only delete those files whose functions you actually recognise and understand, you should be ok.

    Summary

    I had been searching unsuccessfully for DAYS for the application that was consuming so much of my expensive disk space. Just as I had resigned myself to buying yet another external drive, I came across a recommendation for this tool. Within a few minutes of installing it had cornered the culprit (Windows Back Up) and allowed me to delete vast amounts of space being used for redundant mirror backups - one set was 538GB alone! I will now regularly run this baby across my system!

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