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WinDirStat Alternatives for Linux

WinDirStat is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Baobab Disk Usage Analyzer, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to WinDirStat and 18 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to WinDirStat are ncdu, QDirStat, Filelight and JDiskReport.

WinDirStat alternatives are mainly Disk Usage Analyzers but may also be System Cleaners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WinDirStat.
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  • Windows

WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool, inspired by KDirStat .

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  1. Baobab Disk Usage Analyzer icon

    Baobab Disk Usage Analyzer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • FreeBSD
    • GNOME
    • Homebrew

    Baobab Disk Usage Analyzer is a graphical application to analyse disk usage in any Gnome environment. Disk Usage Analyzer can easily scan device volumes or a specific user-requested directory branch (local or remote).

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    Most users think Baobab Disk Usage Analyzer is a great alternative to WinDirStat.

    Does whatever WinDirStat does, but much more neat UI

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    It is very fast and has a genuine way of presenting where your harddisk space is being used.

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    Showing directory size is not enough for me. I need to see files sizes in that big directory. And WinDirStat do it on the first page.

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    not enough features; poor ui

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    Very Good, speed just perfect

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    Baobab does not use treemaps.

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  2. A disk usage analyzer with an ncurses interface, aimed to be run on a remote server where you don't have an entire gaphical setup, but have to do with a simple SSH connection.

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    it is supported by Linux Terminal

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    Many servers are command-line only over ssh, so graphical tools are useless for those. This is a good tool to be able to see what is going on quickly and using only a ssh shell session.

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  3. QDirStat is a graphical application to show where your disk space has gone and to help you to clean it up.

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    Almost everyone thinks QDirStat is a great alternative to WinDirStat.

    Well, it's the same but in Linux. Good layout etc. The ony thing I miss is analyzing the entire drive. You can't just analyze /, but /home/ or /whatever/

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    looks very similar to windirstat and seems to work the same. I like it.

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    it is very similar to windirstat, it has similar features and is very fast

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    Visually looks exactly like windirstat.

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  4. Filelight icon

    Filelight

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Filelight is an application to visualize the disk usage on your computer.

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    Almost everyone thinks Filelight is a great alternative to WinDirStat.

    Better UI, faster scanning, OpenSource

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    Neat interface. Easy to find huge files by clicking on directories.

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    JDiskReport

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    JDiskReport enables you to understand how much space the files and directories consume on your disk drives, and it helps you find obsolete files and folders.

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    Most users think JDiskReport is a great alternative to WinDirStat.


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    GD Map

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GdMap is a tool which allows to visualize disk space. Ever wondered why your hard disk is full or what directory and files take up most of the space? With GdMap these questions can be answered quickly.

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    Most users think GD Map is a great alternative to WinDirStat.

    Most closely resembles windirstat

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    Because it uses treemaps. K4DirStat is a better choice for those using KDE, as it also allows deletion of files, etc.

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    It works very much alike WinDirStat, albeit without tree directory and you cant really delete anything from the GDM itself, but it shows all the necessary file paths for you to do it easily.

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    Does not show status of file scanning

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  7. duf

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A disk usage free utility for Linux.

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    K4DirStat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE

    K4DirStat, fork of KDirStat , is a small utility program that sums up disk usage for directory trees, very much like the Unix 'du' command. It displays the disk space used up by a directory tree, both numerically and graphically.

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    I like K4DirStat as an alternative to WinDirStat because I like WinDirStat (and its UI) and K4DirStat's UI is very similar.

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    It uses treemaps, and so provides a good alternative to windirstat for linux users. Really only fully compatible with KDE, and installing it will require that you install a good chunk of the KDE desktop, so gnome users should consider using GD Map instead.

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  9. Duc icon

    Duc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Duc is a collection of tools for inspecting and visualizing disk usage.

    Duc scales quite well, it has been tested on systems with more than 500 million files and several petabytes of storage.

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    Disk Usage Reports

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Disk Usage Reports is a web-based way to view disk usage on remote computers or servers, or to provide usage reports to users who store files on your server. Reports are stored as static files which are retrieved via AJAX. No database is required.

    Discontinued

    Latest version 2.0.1 is back to April, 5 2013

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