Top 5 Free Disk Space Analyzers
Disk Space Analyzers are software utilities that analyze the contents of your hard drive and display it in graphical form. These tools commonly scans your hard drive contents and displays information such as files, file types, file sizes, and folder contents.
These tools generally render the contents of your hard drive in graphical form so users can quickly see the files that are consuming the most disk space.
Hard drives are one of the most important components of a computer. These devices are used to store digital data and it is important that hard drives are properly maintained, just like other computer components.
Disk space analyzers are important tools in monitoring your hard drive’s contents, especially large files that clog up your hard drive. Disk space analyzers can be downloaded easily over the internet, although there are others that require you to buy them, some of them are free.
Here are our recommended list for the best free disk space analyzers.
Free Disk Usage Analyzer
This is a free disk usage utility that locates the largest files on your disk. The Disk Usage Analyzer is very easy to use and shows the results in a very familiar format – Windows Explorer – not to mention that this disk space analyzer is integrated with Windows making you feel like you are working with Windows Explorer. Disk Usage Analyzer also has graphical representations of your hard disk enabling the user to understand the information more quickly.
SpaceSniffer is another free disk usage utility that is fast and very easy to use. The feel is much more like a web browser and displays the information graphically using customizable shapers, colors and behavior. SpaceSniffer can also filter your results thoroughly so you can target those files that use up the most space on your hard drive. The advantage this disk usage utility has over others is that it is portable, no installers, just an executable, and it’s all you need. It does not bother getting into your registry only a plain XML config file.
This disk space analyzer is simple and powerful. Xinorbis can scan whole hard disks, directories and even network drives and uses graphs, tables and tree displays to effectively represent the data giving the user a thorough summary of the contents of their hard drive. Exporting reports and saving them is not a problem for Xinorbis, it allows you to export to HTML, ASCII, CSV, or XML and you can save them for comparison with other future reports.
Disk Space Fan
A disk space utility that is very easy to use, plus the interesting visualizations of this utility makes Disk Space Fan a fun tool to work with. This utility is integrated with Windows Explorer which allows you to browse, open, get details, and delete files quickly. It is also fast and quickly finds large files that eat up most of your disk space.
JDiskReport is a freeware disk utility tool that thoroughly displays information about your hard drive contents and usage. It also helps you find old files and folders that are rarely used so you can delete them and clear up much needed space on your hard drive. JDiskReport provides different views of your disk drives; all views use a pie chart to graphically represent file sizes.