RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

TreeSize Free 4.4.0.508

Where's all your hard drive space gone? Here's how to find out

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 1 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8
Requirements:

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 28 October 2019
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 2455
Developer: JAM Software
RSS News Feed:
Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/jamsoftware
World Exclusive! Buy Norton 360 Deluxe with a 3-Device, 1-Year licence for only £15, saving 79% from store.computeractive.co.uk
TreeSize Free 4.4
Find out what's using your hard drive space

Some people think that a hard drive with hundreds of free gigabytes needs little in the way of management. There's no need, they say - you're not going to run out of space for a very long time.

While they have a point, the reality is that hard drive clutter has a very real effect on your PC, no matter how much space you've got free. The more files you have, the longer it takes to search your hard drive, to defragment it, and to scan for viruses, for instance. Even navigating around in Explorer takes longer as the program has more work to do.

It pays to keep a careful eye on where your hard drive space has gone, then, and TreeSize Free is just the tool to help. Right-click a folder in Explorer, click TreeSize Free, and the program will open and display a list of all your subfolders, sorted according to how much drive space they're consuming.

Trying this out on a test PC revealed that our Program Files folder has swallowed up some 30GB. So who's using that? You can zoom in on any folder by expanding it, just as in Explorer, and then TreeSize Free displays the space used by all the subfolders. Showing that, in this case, the biggest space hog was the Steam folder created by a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 installation, which had gobbled up more than 11GB of hard drive real estate.

If you're still using the largest applications on your system, then no problem - they can stay. Scan down the list, though, and you may find TreeSize Free has highlighted space-hogging programs, or folders you'd created long ago and forgotten about. In which case you can remove them, recover some space, and many PC operations will now be just that little bit faster.

TreeSize Free 4.4 changes (see changelog for more info):

- TreeSize Free now supports a Dark Mode. (This feature requires Windows 10 Version 1809 or later.)
- TreeSize Free is now also available with Greek, Finnish, and Slovenian translations.
- You are missing a language or want to contribute to the translations? Great, please help us translate!
- A new option on the contextual treemap chart ribbon tab allows you to configure, if drag & drop operations shall be allowed. This option is disabled by default to avoid unintentional move operations.
- A selected file will now be opened or executed by pressing "Enter".
- Several minor bug fixes and improvements have been incorporated.

Verdict:

A simple and effective way to identify hard drive space resource hogs

Your Comments & Opinion
 

Awesome Tool

Posted by: Jeff Chambers, 13 July 2018 14:29

This is exactly what I was needing. I had used other tools that would just scan the surface. However, this tool went beyond the surface and dug really deep. Now I can see where a lot of my disk space is getting used. Whereas before, I couldn't understand where all this space was getting used. Thanks PC Authority.

Related Download Articles
 
DiskBoss Free

DiskBoss 10.8.16 Free

Freeware

Analyze, search, back up, clean up, and generally get more from your hard drive with this suite of tools

HDSentinel

Hard Disk Sentinel 5.50

Freeware

Monitor the health and performance of your hard disk

TreeSize Free Portable 4.3.1

TreeSize Free Portable 4.3.1

Freeware

Where's all your hard drive space gone? Here's how to find out

DupKiller 0.8.2

DupKiller 0.8.2

Freeware

Quickly locate all the duplicate files cluttering your hard drive

Other Download Articles From This Category
GPU Shark

GPU Shark 0.15.1.0

Freeware

Easily monitor exactly what's happening with your GeForce or Radeon-based graphics card

Parallels Toolbox 3.7.0

Parallels Toolbox 3.7.0.2012

Trial Software

Access your favourite tools from one user-friendly system menu

Parallels Toolbox for Mac 3.7.0

Parallels Toolbox 3.7.0.2768

Trial Software

Access your favourite tools from one user-friendly system menu

Directory Opus 12.18

Directory Opus 12.18

Trial Software

Be more productive with your PC using this superb Windows Explorer replacement

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $24.95
RRP: $59.95
Saving 58%
Buy Now
Offer Ends In:
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

Windows 10 November 2019 Update ISO (build 1909)

Free Full Commercial Software

This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

November 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1090 which is the November 2019 Update.

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: