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diskSpace Explorer 20000

Type of Program: Disk Utility
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/NT
Company Name: EAST Technologies
Version: 2.1
Price: $15 U.S. for license; advertising-sponsored version available to use as freeware 
Installed Size: 1.21 MB 


diskSpace Explorer 2000 helps you organize your data, manage your disk space and make allocation decisions for your hard disk capacity. You can view your hard disk as a pie chart, see which folders are large and examine for wasted space and useless files.

The Professional version, diskSpace Explorer Pro, offers a range of extra features for network administrators and power users.

diskSpace Explorer 2000 is free, advertisement supported software (caveat: It's also spyware. See my previous review on Ad-aware for more information).

The user interface looks much like Windows Explorer; it has a drive and folder tree view on the left and five overlapping pages on the right to give you detailed information about the path you select. The first page is a pie chart that displays the contents of the folder you've selected. You can zoom in on the subfolders. If you move your cursor over a section of the chart, it gives you detailed information about that section, like the name, type, full path, size, and amount of wasted space. If you right click on a file or folder, you get a context menu allowing you to perform various functions, such as explore, copy, or delete. The second page shows information on the current folder (the amount of used, allocated, wasted space, number of files and subfolders, creation date, date of last access/change, etc). The third page give a list of the subfolders in the folder you're viewing. The fourth shows how much space is wasted in the current folder because of the drive cluster size as well as how much difference a change in cluster sizes would make. The last page gives you some options to free up disk space, like compressing folders and their files to reduce the space they use, as well as deleting folders you don't need.

I like diskSpace Explorer 2000. If I were going to keep it, I would pay the $15 U.S. for a license rather than keeping the freeware version. You know how I feel about spyware. Download it and see what you think!

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Angelene

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