Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Speed Up PC Performance - DiskFerret

DiskFerret is a straight-forward disk analysis and management application. It analyzes the files within a drive, network share, or folder, and provides charts and detailed information to help you understand where and how disk space is being used.

You can think of DiskFerret as a measuring device that you use to determine what is going on inside your disk drive. Over the years, disk space has become fairly inexpensive, but programs and data files are expanding just as fast as prices drop on drive space.

No matter how much space is available it eventually gets used up, slows your system and network down, and you get cramped for space. And, it’s expensive to maintain and manage ever increasing backups. DiskFerret can reduce your cost by helping you quickly find and eliminate unwanted or unused data. Benefits of DiskFerret are: Fast visual feedback of disk usage by size, type, date, attribute, or owner.

Quickly identify where disk space is being used. Identify file owners using the most space. Monitor user disk usage policies. Reduce cost of data management. Eliminate unwanted, unused, temporary, backup, obsolete and duplicate files.

Features of DiskFerret 
  • Tree View - Navigate to drives, network resources, and folders in a Windows Explorer like tree view.
  • Data Views - DiskFerret’s data views provide a consistent, easy to use collection of charts and tables to display various views of disk space usage. Views are provided for disk space per folder and file, top files, files types, duplicate files, file distribution and owner.
  • Size View - Display folders and files by size and quickly drill down to sub–folders utilizing the most space.
  • Duplicate File View - Identify duplicate files within a drive, network share, or folder. Criteria for determining duplicates can be configured to use any combination of file name, size, date and CRC-32 checksum.
  • Owner View - Find out which users are using the most disk space and where their files are located.
  • Top Files View - Quickly find the 50 largest files within a drive, network share or folder. The top files view also provides options to view the top 50 smallest, newest and oldest files.
  • File Type View - Analyze utilization of a drive, network share or folder by file type.
  • File Distribution View - Determine utilization by file size, date or attribute.
  • Charts and Tables - Each data view can be displayed as a pie chart, bar chart, treemap chart, ring chart or as a table.
  • Pie Chart - The pie chart is a circular chart divided into sectors, illustrating the relative disk space occupied by each folder.
  • Bar Chart - The bar chart or bar graph is a chart with rectangular bars with lengths proportional to the disk space that they represent.
  • Treemap Chart - The treemap chart displays file system data as a set of nested rectangles. Each folder is given a rectangle, which is then tiled with smaller rectangles representing subfolders or files.
  • Ring Chart - The ring chart is a circular chart, very similar to a pie chart that is divided into sections, illustrating the relative disk space occupied by each folder.
  • Table View - The Table View is similar to a spreadsheet. It displays multiple cells that together make up a grid consisting of columns and rows, with each cell containing various data pertaining to a folder or file.
  • Skins - Pick from a variety of high quality skins to suit your individual style for graphical user interface look and feel.
  • Filters - Filters provide a method to specify file types and file names that you want to include or exclude from analysis. DiskFerret is delivered with pre-configured filters for Audio Files, Data & Document Files, Executable Files, Image Files, Temporary & Backup Files, and Video Files. Use filters to quickly change your view of a drive, network share or folder to isolate the location where a user has stored their family vacation pictures or personal music collection.
  • Exclude Folders and Files - In addition to filters, DiskFerret provides for globally excluding specified folders or files as well as excluding files by attribute (e.g., system files), date and size. This let you specify folders, such as the c:\windows folder, that you do not want included in the data views.
  • Delete and Zip - Unwanted folders and files can be deleted or zipped. Zip options include copying or moving files to the destination zip file.
  • Print - Print any data view.
Requirements:
  • 100 MB free disk space
  • 256 MB memory
 

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