Everything you wanted to know about your hard drive and file
system (and probably a lot more than you need to know) and more is
what you get with TreeSize Professional. The tree in question here
is of course the file and folder hierarchy, not the elm in your
backyard. TreeSize Professional displays everything from wasted
space to the largest files to the oldest files in any number of
ways–including a 3D tree map, pie chart, and both vertical and
horizontal bar charts. It also save stats in several different
formats including Excel and XML.
TreeSize Professional also provides ready access to a number of
Windows functions, such as the System Restore configuration dialog,
Add/Remove Programs dialog, and others that you might find handy
while you’re cleaning up your system using the program. In the end,
that’s the program’s most useful application–showing what’s going
on in your file system, helping you find files, then letting you
move them, delete them, etc. One of the standout functions is a
duplicate file search.
TreeSize Professional’s interface strays a bit from the Windows
norm (hint: Right-click and use standard keyboard shortcuts instead
of looking for functions in the Edit menu) but it’s otherwise easy
to use. The program itself can be a bit bewildering at first, due
the number of ways to view info. I do have one wish: The program is
so good at finding files, I really wanted to use it for renaming
them en masse.
There’s a free (albeit less
far less useful) version of Tree Size that shows stats, but lacks
charting and the pro version’s search and manipulation functions.
In the end, TreeSize Professional is probably of most interest to
IT types who want to profile PC usage on a box-by-box basis.
–Jon L. Jacobi