I already use another disk utility to see folder sizes. What is different in ShowSize?

January 30, 2008

Good question. The reason you came to see ShowSize indicates that for some reason, you are not satisfied with this other utility.
Please read the following articles to see what is different in ShowSize and why we call it heavy-duty software:

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Why can’t I use Windows Explorer to see Folder Sizes?

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I can find size of a folder by Windows Explorer ‘Properties’ menu. Why do I need ShowSize?

January 30, 2008

Why doesn’t Windows Explorer show folder sizes? Why do you need a software like ShowSize? Why a utility like ShowSize should support cancelable operations? Get answers to questions like these in the following introductory tour of ShowSize.

Read more about better software design of ShowSize in other articles under Why Use ShowSize?.

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Do you have anyway to run a report that lists file age (i.e. creation date and/or last modified date)?

January 30, 2008

The reports “Only Files” and “Folders and Files” show modified date. Moreover an advanced option allows you to use modified time as “later” of create and modified time making it even more useful.
Other useful report from this point of view is the Active Folders report which allows you to see how much activity occurred [...]

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How do I get a columnized text file export?

January 30, 2008

New ShowSize has many reports now. Moreover they are highly customizable. But columnized text output won’t work properly, especially with longer column text available in the reports now. Hence, we removed this feature from the Exports menu.
A better alternative: You can select all or some items in any report and right-click to copy to the [...]

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How do I see the Pie Chart in new ShowSize?

January 30, 2008

Updated March 2011: In the latest version, we have now made it easier to locate the Pie Chart button. Please look at the toolbar above any report. You will see a button “Chart.” Click it and it should show you the pie chart on the currently sorted column in the report.
For example, if you are [...]

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ShowSize shows me the wasted space in reports but I do not see how to delete all that wasted space?

January 30, 2008

The wasted space is a part of the operating system (Windows). Please see the help topic on wasted space in ShowSize. The files are allocated in fixed size chunks called clusters. Usually, the last cluster is not fully used and hence the remaining part of the cluster is a waste. ShowSize can only show you [...]

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I am using Netware and ShowSize seems to be reporting inaccurate wasted space. Can I turn off the wasted space calculations?

January 30, 2008

On NetWare volumes, regardless of the default cluster size, a feature called “Block Suballocation” can be enabled. This feature allows the NetWare file system to “reuse” the wasted cluster space by allowing other files to write to the “wasted” portions of existing clusters.
If you are using NetWare volumes all the time and don’t want [...]

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Want to reinstall ShowSize?

January 30, 2008

What if you lose your copy of ShowSize after a disk crash or you buy a new computer? We have an all automated self support web site just for this purpose at support.showsize.com. Please login there with your contact email address that is on our file, and you should be able to get the latest [...]

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