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    Easy Folder and File size viewer for students

    Does anyone know of a simple Folder and File size viewer that we can use on our network? We use disk quotas for users, but it's difficult for them to manage files themselves when it's so cumbersome identifying the large ones.

    I use WinDirStat, but that is far too feature rich for students to use. Any suggestions?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Easy Folder and File size viewer for students

    This is quite good...

    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/foldersize.htm

    it integrates nicely with explorer so it's easy enough to use.

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    Re: Easy Folder and File size viewer for students

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bob_
    This is quite good...

    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/foldersize.htm

    it integrates nicely with explorer so it's easy enough to use.
    Thanks. I'd already had a look at this as an option, but the sort folders by size option doesn't work.

    The link is here if anyone wants a look.

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    Re: Easy Folder and File size viewer for students

    I use

    http://www.win.tue.nl/sequoiaview/

    but I've never given it to the kids

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    Re: Easy Folder and File size viewer for students

    Treesize is pretty good.

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    Re: Easy Folder and File size viewer for students

    I use Treesize Professional for exactly this sort of thing. Works fine for me & let's you see exactly where the space is being used.

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    Re: Easy Folder and File size viewer for students

    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey
    I use

    http://www.win.tue.nl/sequoiaview/

    but I've never given it to the kids
    Its much better to use on the staff folders to find all the *really* big files

    I've been using it for ages, its really good. Pity its not being developed anymore.

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    Re: Easy Folder and File size viewer for students

    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy
    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey
    I use

    http://www.win.tue.nl/sequoiaview/

    but I've never given it to the kids
    Its much better to use on the staff folders to find all the *really* big files

    I've been using it for ages, its really good. Pity its not being developed anymore.
    I do run it weekly! You'd be surprised (or probably not!) at some of the things it highlights

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    Re: Easy Folder and File size viewer for students

    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey
    I use

    http://www.win.tue.nl/sequoiaview/

    but I've never given it to the kids
    Thanks, I'll download it and give it a try. It looks a bit like WinDirStat that I also use, but with less features. This may be perfect for what I want. Cheers.

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    Re: Easy Folder and File size viewer for students

    There's also a java one mentioned in the Essential Software Wiki page (JDiskView IIRC)

    UPDATE: JDiskReport

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    Re: Easy Folder and File size viewer for students

    Quote Originally Posted by sahmeepee
    There's also a java one mentioned in the Essential Software Wiki page (JDiskView IIRC)
    This is almost perfect, except for the fact that it allows them to open explorer on their My Documents folder, which gives them access to the server. It would be great if there was something that you could set a path in, so that it just showed a view of their My Documents folder, and no more.

    Thanks for taking the time to reply.

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