WinOS – Identify Large Files Using SpaceSniffer

 

Introduction

As I left the house of worship on a couple of days ago, someone asked me what is the best way to free up storage on a hard drive.

I said I will send him some notes in the days thereafter.

 

Downloaded

Downloaded SpaceSniffer from Uderzo Software.

The product folder is here.

And, the Portable version is here.

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The latest version is 1.3.0.2 and file size is 1.58 MB.

 

Usage

Again, no need to install, just run as it is a portable software.

 

Outline

  1. The first thing to do is to choose your targeted Drive
    • In our case, we only have one drive and that is our Local Disk ( C: )
  2. Scan Starts
    • The Application starts scanning our targeted disk
  3. Scan Results
    • Found Files includes
      • hiberfil.sys
      • pagefile.sys
  4. Filter
    • It is beneficial to narrow on big files or specific file types
    • Filtering is accomplished by entering tags such as
      • Size
        • >10mb
          • Files greater than 10 Megabytes
      • Size and File Types
        • >10mb; *.mp*
          • File Sizes greater than 10 Megabytes
          • File Types *.mp* – *.mp will include mp3 & mpeg
  5. Errors & Warnings
    • Access Denied
      • There are some folders that are locked down.  The list includes
        • c:\windows\system32\LogFiles
        • c:\windows\system32\spool

 

Screen Shots

Choose your Space

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Master Status : Scanning…

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Filtering

Filtering by File Size

Filtering by File Size > 10MB

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Filtering by File Size & File Types

Filtering by File Size > 10MB and file Types *.mp*

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Errors and Warnings

Access Denied

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