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    Hello Team,

    What is the best way to get a sumary on the disk usage for each folders?
    let's say C:\ is running out of space, so I want to determine which folder is taking up alots of space etc..

    Thanks,
    HN

  • #2
    Re: Folder size

    I always use windirstat, easy to use and free

    http://windirstat.info/
    gerth

    MCITP sa, ea & va, [email protected]

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    • #3
      Re: Folder size

      I use treesize - free:

      http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/

      Gives a graphical representation of all folders and files on a drive or in a top level folder.

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      • #4
        Re: Folder size

        Treesize is indeed also a cool tool, but if I am correct treesize free can't scan network drives.
        gerth

        MCITP sa, ea & va, [email protected]

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        • #5
          Re: Folder size

          You are correct gerth, will windirstat do mapped drives?

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          • #6
            Re: Folder size

            Hi,

            if have powershell you can use get-item with recurse switch/ treesize is also a good utility and windirstat as well
            Thanks & Regards
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            • #7
              Re: Folder size

              This method sound like fun..

              Thanks,
              HN

              Originally posted by v-2nas View Post
              Hi,

              if have powershell you can use get-item with recurse switch/ treesize is also a good utility and windirstat as well

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              • #8
                Re: Folder size

                Originally posted by georgeeye View Post
                You are correct gerth, will windirstat do mapped drives?
                Windirstat can scan a mapped drive.
                gerth

                MCITP sa, ea & va, [email protected]

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                • #9
                  Re: Folder size

                  which switch can I use? I do the get-help but it didnt tell me.. and I also try to google it but I havent find it yet.

                  Thanks,
                  HN

                  Originally posted by v-2nas View Post
                  Hi,

                  if have powershell you can use get-item with recurse switch/ treesize is also a good utility and windirstat as well

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                  • #10
                    Re: Folder size

                    Windirstat is nice.
                    it's very usefull when we need to see the server drives.
                    Thanks,
                    Originally posted by gerth View Post
                    Windirstat can scan a mapped drive.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Folder size

                      If you are using Windows 2008. it has builtin feature that you can use to find storage occupied by folders and users on a file server. you can enable notification that will send you email if user save data more than allowed size. it is worth to explore all features

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                      • #12
                        Re: Folder size

                        This is good info..
                        unfortunenately most of my productions are on 2003.

                        Thanks,
                        HN

                        Originally posted by ahmer_sahab View Post
                        If you are using Windows 2008. it has builtin feature that you can use to find storage occupied by folders and users on a file server. you can enable notification that will send you email if user save data more than allowed size. it is worth to explore all features

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                        • #13
                          Re: Folder size

                          I think ahmer_sahab is referring to File Server Resource Manager and if you have Server 2003 R2 you can install it from Add/Remove Windows Components. This will NOT work on files already on the Server. It will only work once it has been installed. FSRM can also be used to stop nominated file extensions from being saved to the user's folder.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Folder size

                            I use foldersize, you can find it at sourceforge (I can't post links till I've posted 5 or more messages!!)

                            Will be out of luck when we upgrade to 7 though!!!

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