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How Do I Find Big Sized Folders

January 16, 2012  |  Difficulty: Medium

where to find Better Directory Analyzer© useful application and how to save disk space by analyzing big folders and files.

Have you ever seen a warning message informing you that your hard drive only has a small amount of space left? If so, or if you feel that you have less free space than you expect, you can check all of your files and folders using the free Better Directory Analyzer© program. This application maps your HDD and shows you a list of folders and their size, so you can easily find out where you can save disk space. From the instructions below, you can learn where to find this useful application and how to save disk space by analyzing big folders and files.

Download and installation instructions:

  1. Open your Internet browser and go to the Better Directory Analyzer© download page.
  2. At the bottom of the page (but above the comments) locate the download link and click on it.
  3. Save the zipped file on your hard drive and unzip it.
  4. Run the “Setup.exe” file.
  5. On the welcome screen, click on the “Next” button. Then, select the installation path and click on the “Next” button again.
  6. Confirm the installation by clicking on the “Next” button.
  7. Click on the “Close” button.
  8. Launch the application. You have to specify the search parameters of the folders, e.g.:
    - Check the checkbox in front of the “MIN Size” parameter and set it to 10 000KB.
    - Set the parameter for “MAX Size” on 100 000KB.
    - Click on the “Select Folder” button at the bottom of the application’s window and select
      the folder you want to analyze.
    - Click on the “Show” button.
    - The list of files and subfolders will be displayed and you can locate the files in the set range.

Tips and Tricks:

  • If you want to specify more parameters of the files and folders, switch between the tabs of the application and set the detailed parameters.

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