Here’s a very handy little tool for quickly showing what folders are using up all your hard drive space.
It’s a bit light on the feature front, but does exactly what I needed it to do – which is highlight orphan folders that are eating space which I know I don’t need.
It’s an added plus that it doesn’t need installation – just runs from the extracted download folder.
FolderSize is another in a relatively long line of similar tools (our favorite is the previously mentioned WinDirStat), but it boasts a couple of nice features that sets it apart from most.
First and foremost, it’s portable, which means it’s the perfect app to throw on your PC repair kit thumb drive. Second, where some of these tools can take a while to analyze your hard drive usage, FolderSize seems to run really fast and light. On the downside, it’s not as feature rich as most of the alternatives, and you can’t drill down through the results or even open folders in a new Explorer window from its interface. You can, however, zoom in and out on the window for a closer look at folders using your mouse’s scrollwheel.
Application website: http://foldersize.codeplex.com/