I’m Feedburner subscribed to a lot of David Bradley’s blogs. He offers a lot of useful tips and one of his latest led me to WinDirStat. To coincide with taking the ChemSpider site down this weekend I went to work on my own laptop for backups, reinstallation of Windows and defragmenting the hard drive. I used WinDirStat to try and identify large blocks of disk space consumed by “what’s that doing there?”. And I DID find a whole lot of them. There might be a good Windows utility that does the same and I am unaware of. Windows has lots of tools included that I find out after the fact once I’ve invested in a utility. But for now WinDirStat is a good free addition to the arsenal. Thanks to David!

Now, if anyone can recommend a “wonder defragmenter” that doesn’t require multiple operations (I am on iteration 35 and it says I am still in Critical) I’ll take the advice!

Stumble it!

One Response to “A Visual Way to Look At Your Hard Drive – Tips from David Bradley”

  1. David Bradley says:

    At your service…

    Auslogics Disk Defrag is pretty fast and slick – http://www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag/

    I’d also check out CCleaner, if I didn’t already mention that elsewhere, it’s a very fast way of freeing up loads more disk space and getting rid of orphaned registry entries, uninstallers, links etc.


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