I picked up this March 2014 APC ( Australian Personal computer magazine 400TH ISSUE ) and was surprised to see a free space saving software included in their complimentary disk. My drive was almost full and my computer had turned a bit slow past couple of months , (now i dont know if this both is related) , but did need to get rid of files i don’t need to save some space and possibly make my C:/drive run a bit faster as well
Folder visualizer and Hard Drive washer
Folder visualiser was just what i needed for my drive space troubles Its a software by a german company.I trust german automobiles and software , they are pretty good in engineering and now in software as well.
FolderVisualizer can easily identify the files and folders that are taking up your hard disk space. The application analyzes your disk drives and shows you exactly which files and folders take most space on your disk. Using this program you can explore the contents of your hard drives (option to select drive), then you can also delete files and folders from the context menu
Here are some key features of "FolderVisualizer":
- Finds space wasting files and space intensive programs in seconds.
- Shows statistics and charts about your disk drive.
- Can analyze internal and external disk drives including USB sticks.
- Displays top-100 files and types.
Here are some snapshots
Folder visualiser is free ( download here) by XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
To get the latest version which we recommend you can get it from their homepage here for $10
I had to provide my email to get this software activated which was done in 2 minutes
[German spiel: Die Freeware "FolderVisualizer 7" findet übermäßig große Dateien und speicherhungrige Programme auf Ihrer Festplatte.]
The other FREE software they included in thier mag was 1-abc.net Hard Drive Washer & Ashampoo Burning studio
1-abc.net Hard Drive Washer 7
Windows and most software programs installed on your computer produce temporary data. Unfortunately, if it isn’t properly removed, this leftover data can clog up your system and slow your whole PC down.
1-abc.net Hard Drive Washer does what all these programs forget to do, it finds these unnecessary files and gives you the ability to delete them.
It also provides identity theft and privacy protection by permanently removing all your personal data from your hard drive.
Activate the program via email registration. Make sure to check your spam folder for any relevant activation emails and follow the prompts.
This software was available as a giveaway on December 13, 2013, this giveaway is not available any more.
You can download the trial version of this software athttp://www.1-abc.net/0012/inde….
specs & compatibility
For Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Download size: 473 KB
You can install a trial version by clicking here. You can upgrade from the ‘Register’ drop-down in the program. Full most recent version available for $19.99 at website
Ashampoo Burning Studio Free
Ashampoo Burning Studio Free – Burn files and images to CD and DVD discs – Download Video Previews
IMG FROM http://www.ivcsoft.com/
The suite includes many tools for multimedia disc burning, ripping music and creating video CDs, DVDs or SVCDs. With this software you can easily create and burn disc images and also erase rewritable media.
DOWNLOAD THE FREE VERSION FROM THIS PAGE