Windirstat, Explain Harddisk Work in Easy Way

I myself still feel amazing on how harddisk work such ;

  • where is the data located?
  • how fragmentation looks like

Still a lot of question left :-)

Yesterday I found interesting software that might be able to answer my question

Here’s Windirstat work for :-)

Some Windirstat feature from Author site :

  • The directory list, which resembles the tree view of the Windows Explorer but is sorted by file/subtree size,
  • The treemap, which shows the whole contents of the directory tree straight away,
  • The extension list, which serves as a legend and shows statistics about the file types.
  • Coupling. Select an item in the directory list: The treemap highlights it; and vice versa.
  • Zooming.
  • Built-in cleanup actions including Open, Show Properties, Delete.
  • User-defined cleanups (command line based).
  • Works with network drives and UNC paths.
  • ‘Create disk usage report’ option.

Here’s the step to install windirstat in my computer :

1. Download latest release and put in some place followed double click to start installation

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2. Click Next after choose I accept
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3. Click Next to Continue
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4. Choose Installation directory and Install button
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5.  Click Next to start installation program
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6. Click Finish
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7. Choose All Local Drives to start see windirstat in action
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8. Pacman time :-) , watch the animation
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9. After clean up finish, I see interesting picture
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10. I try to click a block and usefull information show up
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This tool very good to illustrate how harddisk looks like and their management.

Thanks to you windirstat :-)