Have you ever wondered what exactly is filling up your hard drive? I mean when you bought your machine you had a 40, 80, 250 or even a half a terabyte and a few months later you are deleting files to make room for your new torrents downloads.
Well we came across a program called OverDisk. OverDisk can analyze your hard drive or just a folder and break down what’s actually taking up your space. Let’s take a look at how OverDisk works.
After downloading and installing the 503kb file I was greeted by this screen.
It looked pretty blank and void of information. It was begging me to run a scan”¦ And that is exactly what I did. I pulled down the Root menu and selected my C:\ drive as you can see below.
OverDisk started doing it’s thing and began scanning my C Drive which is a 40gb IDE drive that the system sees 35 Gigabytes of.
It looked like it was going to take a while”¦
8 minutes into the scan I was not even 50% complete. Did I mention that I have NO PATIENCE whatsoever? Yeah well that might be my OCD”¦ So I went for some coffee.
Luckily this isn’t a live blog! But seriously I came back and my results were still not where I wanted them to be:
I gave up and decided to scan a smaller area for this test. This time I choose my Azerus download folder and let it rip:
This was a folder that contains around 2gb of data so I figured it would be done much quicker”¦ It was almost instant and this is what I saw:
And by hovering over on any part of the graph I can see what it is representing. Check it out:
So by just hovering my mouse over a chunk of data I can see that Website Templates are holding about 20% of my scanned directory. Then I can drill down on the left by clicking on that directory to see what is in it:
Check out the settings that OverDisk has:
Wow information overload! But, this can be a huge help in cleaning out your hard drive and freeing up space. That is something I SERIOUSLY need to do! Do you use another program similar to this or something that accomplishes the same goal? Well then share em’ with us in the comments!
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