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Manage your hard drives using Ashampoo Disk-space-explorer 2018
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Hard-drive capacity has grown substantially in recent years. If you’re looking to buy a new drive for a desktop system, one terabyte ( 1TB) will probably be your minimum starting point, and you can pick up a 4TB SATA drive for around £ 100. A couple of years ago, that would have seemed like an immense amount of storage – and it still is – but the volume of large files we keep on our PCS these days makes it surprisingly easy to fill a huge drive in quite a short space of time
Ashampoo’s Disk-space-explorer 2018 scans your hard drive(s) to provide a detailed breakdown of where your free space has vanished to. You can view the results by Files (the list can be sorted by name, size or size percentage), Structure (files and folders) or File Formats. That last option is fully customisable, so you can choose which categories to include and which file extensions to look for.
The program displays information in the form of a chart, so you can see at a glance which files and folders are taking up the most space. You can switch between pie chart or bar chart, or view both. Navigating through the folders gives you a good idea of which files are taking up space and where, and right-clicking lets you view an item in Windows Explorer, or delete it (if you’re sure it’s safe to do so).
Note that to use this free software, you need to enter a valid email address and password to create a new Ashampoo account.