Sometime when you analyze the space on your system in any drive you may get surprised that your drive is almost full and may not remember what all things you have put in it and at what all locations. So today I have got an application named Directory Hog which will help you to analyze your drives and the space taken by various files and folders on your system.
The application is very simple and easy to operate. The folder will scan the particular drive and give you the whole folder structure of the directory. The application will show you the total number of files in each folder and also the size largest file in every directory. The application will not show you a report based on any graphs or charts rather it will only show you a basic text report which can be sorted on the basis of various columns in it and can also be printed.
This is the first window that will open when you will run the software for the first time after downloading and installing it. The software doesn’t require installation and will run directly from the exe file which you will get after extracting the ZIP file. The application has two toolbar options i.e. File and Tools. The File menu has options like Scan, Print and Exit. The Scan option will scan the whole drive which you have selected. The Print option will print the whole directory structure. The Tools menu only has one option called Options. The application has two options to select from i.e. Scan Drive or Scan Folder. Scan Drive will select the drive that you want to scan and find about the folder structure. You can also select a particular folder on any of the drive to analyze. There are four buttons on the top right hand corner Scan. Print, Options and Exit. The Scan option will scan the given directory for the whole directory structure consisting of al the files and folders. The application will also show you the largest file in every directory. Print button will print the whole directory structure for a drive and a folder that you will get after you press on the Scan button. The Exit button will exit from the application.
The above window will open when you will click on the Options option in the Tools menu. This window will give you the options to specify the size of the file that you want to ignore and don’t want to include in the scan.