Cool Tools 2: WinDirStat

Here’s a tool I can no longer go without.  The premise is simple:  it’s MUCH easier to visualize what’s using up your disk space, rather than look for it.  Enter WinDirStat.  Run this thing as a portalable app or install it, and you get beautiful looking graphic representations of your drive – complete with the ability to hover over blocks and identify what’s taking up so much space on your disk. 

Here’s a drive with a ridiculous amount of Analytics Logs on it (remember to prevent Analytics from logging like crazy with log4j configurations!):


… and here’s another one I ran on my Windows 7 laptop – wow, Virtual Machines take up a lot of space, as does that crazy Windows Side-by-Side Assemblies folder! :


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