Running out of disk space? Maybe, it’s time to check which folder in local drive is taking more space than expected. If you don’t rely on Windows native Disk Cleaner, go for a disk space usage analyzer to get an overview of folders used space, so you can delete the superfluous content from enormous sized folders. RidNacs is a one-click disk space analyzer which integrates with Windows right-click context menu, allowing you to analyze space consumed by any selected folder with a single click. It compiles an analysis report to review the used space of specified folders with an option to save report in HTML, CSV, TXT and XML format. It can also be used to verify space usage of remote locations in order to know which folders are taking space on server.
Once installed, you can either right-click any folder and select Analyze Disk Space Usage With RidNacs option to view detailed folder space usage or choose to specify folder which is to be analyzed for disk space usage from main interface.
The main screen shows all the contained files and sub-folder(s) of specified folder with histogram for each file / subfolder, exhibiting the total space acquired. A right-click on file/folder presents Windows native right-click context menu to perform actions over it, including, cut, copy, delete, send to, etc.
Once you’ve performed the operation over selected files and sub-folders, click refresh button in toolbar to re-check the disk space usage of folder. By default, it groups files which are less than 1MB in size. However, from Preferences, you can define the file grouping method and change the Percentage bar style.
The application undoubtedly offers a quickest way of analyzing disk space usage. If you’re looking for a tool to view disk space usawge on macro level, try Disk Space Fan.