4.3 out of 5 with 19 ratings

SpaceSniffer Reviews

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The nicest visually as far as representations of file and folder sizes go so far.
The most performing.
Stand-alone (can be copied and run, no need to install).
Real-time display of storage changes (file size changes).
Can browse inside by double-clicking a folder box (no matter how deep).
So, intuitive and comfortable - you only use your mouse for most operations.
Advanced filtering to only show / hide the objects you (don't) want.
The shell context menu for items.
No side tree / list as a minus.
Even more features could be added.

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Replaces Spacemonger

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I used the last freeware version of Small SpaceMonger iconSpaceMonger for many years, as I could never find anything as fast or usable. Today I tried Spacesniffer and it does does the same job better.

[Edited by Iain, March 20]

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The ultimate tool to get a visual idea of your disk drive

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Firstly, I'm surprised such an amazing tool is available for free (Deserves Donation)

The tool is extremely effective to find those large hidden folders and files that elude you.
Over time, you might reach a point where your computer has some large folder/files that you just don't know about. Something you downloaded or something you forgot about that's taking up huge amounts of space. May be even some backups that you created that aren't needed anymore.

Now you can manually look through your drive to look for it or use this visual tool to see what's eating up your disk space. **Its really fast and looks great. **
A quick scan of a drive will show you an overall view of all the folders and allow you to jump into them and find the sub-folders and so on.. Excellent tool. Something I use every now and then to clean up my computer. Lots of additional features to filter items and sort as well.

YOU SHOULD GIVE THIS A TRY EVEN IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU NEED IT :-)

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I use it all the time

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Excellent! Clean, clear, compact.
What I love:
-lets you see the name of the folders AND files.
-different colors for different type of files.
-customisable level of details (how deep in the folder tree you can see).
-option to not display free space on disk.
-auto refresh modified folders.

On the aesthetic side, the initial color scheme was pretty ugly. You can change it very easilly.

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A shame more people don't know of it.

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As 72dpi says, a shame more people don't know of it. I much prefer it to both WinDirStat and SpaceMonger, great light-weight tool that can be run from a USB device.

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A pity this isn't better known. Personally I like SpaceSniffer better than SpaceMonger and the other apps in this category.

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While WinDirStat is open source and I try to use OS where I can, I simply prefer SpaceSniffer. It seems to run faster, immediately building the tree map, and presents it with an aesthetic I prefer.

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A perfect solution to make a map of all files/folders at any given location. Not bloated like many similar apps, runs quickly and efficiently displays information. It is minimilistic, yet has exactly what you need to display file/folder trees and maps in an effective and ideal manner. Also the options for printing/exporting are really great and well implemented. (The exporting options are vast and complex to some degree, yet it makes so much more sense to be able to have complex settings for exportation instead of in the main UI where it would just clog system resources loading uneccesary things.)

Great choice, pick spacesniffer. it is a few years outdated, yet (in my opinion at least...) is still miles ahead of the competitors (including paid programs).

[Edited by jaredb, April 26]

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Sooo much better than WinDirStat

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Free, Fast speed, visualization scheme is effective and modern, high customization

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Provides good insight, shows the cushion view even while scanning, also scans alternate data streams, and shows live changes even after scanning.

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Better than others cause...

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The best analizing chart :)

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Great App

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I love this application. It's fast and I love how it's real time, if a file changes size, is deleted, or otherwise the application instantly adjusts.

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You forgot that it might be one of the most pleasant visual displays of file and folder sizes.


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Amazing way for analysing all filetype inside your storage. ^^b

The best and very flexible storage mapping tool

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