If you feel that your way of keeping things tidy on your home computer or laptop. Then look no further. Because in this true and honest article regarding this issue. We people or as called “end users” by the computer society tends to mess up our computers with lot’s of things that we really don’t need. Either you have downloaded a movie or a program that you’re not watching anymore. They make sure that those gigabytes of storage can’t be used for other things. So, what we need to do is to delete stuff. But that’s not always easy to do as the downloaded files you have is on several places on your Windows or MacOSX installation. With programs like WinDirStat and Disk Inventory X, you have a much better control of what you should delete or not as they tell you this information in colorful display.
WinDirStat and Disk Inventory X gives you control back
WinDirStat for Windows and Disk Inventory X for MaxOSX are both absolutely free. They are both released under GNU Public License and they give you the control back like no other. With these two programs, you really don’t need to buy any expensive app that does the same. They make sure that you know what you want to delete if your hard drive or pen drive partition is full. WinDirStat and Disk Inventory 3X looks a little bit different on the shots here, but they do the exactly same thing. Telling you what is what, where it is and how big the files is on your storage place.
The bigger the squares are, the bigger the files that it found is. You can just mark it and then hit the delete button and then the graphical squares changes. Different type of filetypes have different type of colors too, so its easy for you to see what type of file you delete. Because it’s risky if you delete some system files or font files that you use. With WinDirStat and Disk Inventory 4X you have total control of this. For example in Disk Inventory X app for MacOSX, the red color is a MP3 Audio file. These type of files can range from 5MB to tons of gigabyte, depends on how long the song or album you have got is. With this app you can easy see if you need this MP3 file or not, which is quite a nice feature when you do video editing or other useful jobs that needs several gigabytes in size. Sometimes rendering or saving files requires more space than you have and then apps like WinDirStat or Disk Inventory X is mandatory we think.
Download sites for getting more control of your storage area!
(apt-get install kdirstat or apt-get install k4dirstat on Debian-derivatives)
Features of these directory control color squares apps
On start up, all of the apps described in this article for Linux, MacOSX and Windows reads the whole directory tree in the desired disk partition or on any external pen drive or memcards once and then presents it in three useful views. The Disk Inventory X is a bit more graphically appealing to some and is the best looking version. However, WinDirStat does its job for sure too. Its the Windows style for sure. Disk Inventory X is for MacOSX 10.3 and later.
So, get a tidy storage today. These apps are really useful for having a tidy system that you have much more control over.