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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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  • 3.0 stars

    "does as it says on the tin"

    September 27, 2011  |   By EXPLORER111

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    as above.......

    Cons

    none noticed.......

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good product"

    September 26, 2011  |   By jerrypark

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    Works as promised

    Cons

    none noted

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very easy to use and clean hard drive."

    September 20, 2011  |   By Tron67

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    Very easy to install and understand. Just click and delete.

    Cons

    Would be nice to specify critical programs or quaratine before delete.

    Summary

    A great program for knowledgeable users, not as good for newbies.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Feed up a lot of space on my drive"

    September 19, 2011  |   By sandheep

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    Great for identifying what files are taking up too much space

    Cons

    It can be a bit confusing to use.. need to get a hang of it

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The one disk control progam I really needed."

    September 19, 2011  |   By jgverells

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    Allows the ability to research every space used and identify those huge forgotten units wasting my hard drives space. Installed with little effort and went to work right away without having to mess around with hords of settings and foolery.

    Cons

    Haven't found any yet.

    Summary

    I believe having found this utility progam has given me back control of my hard drive which the advent of Windows took away from me years ago. Having been around awhile and doing ongoing research for basic programs, this is one that should work for anyone with some real knowledge of what computers are for other than playing games and social networking.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Tried it, but skipped it."

    September 18, 2011  |   By flyer25

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    Very good at finding stuff.

    Cons

    I felt I do better finding stuff through computer explorer.

    Summary

    Not very useful to me. I still would have to know what to do with the stuff according to what I know about my own stuff.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I see graphically the information which I need&more."

    September 17, 2011  |   By CJC1234

    Version: WinDirStat 1.1.2

    Pros

    See summary above.

    Cons

    None as of yet

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