Folder Sizing Software (July 2007)
Folder Sizing software tend to be simple utilities which display
the storage space taken up by folders. Additional features
include subfolder details, file listings, and various views
of the information (including pie charts).
This review is in work. Until the review is complete, I suggest the following
application for your folder sizing needs:
If you're holding out for a freeware folder size utility, then I suggest
either of the following. The first is the freeware version of TreeSize Pro, from the
same company. The second is a utility that integrates into Windows folders to
add a column with the size of a folder (including its subfolders):
Folder Sizes Features
These are the minimum features that I expect from folder sizing software.
Each of the candidate programs will be ranked against how well they
implement the following features. As the review continues, the list of
features may change.
- Subfolder support
- Network folder support
- Selectable output (which properties to display)
- Font control
- Explorer integration
- Data export (multiple formats)
- Graphical view of results
- File analysis (type/size)
- Sorting options
These are the programs included in this review.
User Feedback & Suggestions
I welcome any suggestions on other folder sizing programs that should be
considered, or suggestions on how better to review the selected programs.