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On Tue 15th May 2012, 18:12 Jonathansays:

When dealing with a full harddisk it's often easier to sort through files when you know the location of the space hogs and SequoiaView highlights these nicely. Installing the small application is quick (as you'd expect) and given it doesn't take up much space won't skew your results. Using SequoiaView is simple: run the application, cancel the automatic scan, enable colour (otherwise you just get a lot of grey squares), type the path of the folder or drive to analyse and press enter. Once the scan has completed you'll be looking at a colourful collection of rectangles.

Different colours indicate different file types and you can filter based on file type too if that's easier. A bigger rectangle indicates a bigger file (nice and logical) so it's easy to the see files causing you a space headache. Right clicking a rectangle will give you a helpful menu with the option to browse to the file among others.

For a quick tool it gives a lot of information. The downside is you'll sometimes get "access violation" errors although these don't appear to affect the results or crash the program.

Operating System: Microsoft Windows
Tested on: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003
Cost: FREE