Disksum Displays Biggest And Largest Folders

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 28, 2008
Updated • Mar 2, 2011
Software, Windows

Sure there are prettier disk analyzers than Disksum. Those that display all kinds of fancy colored graphs to show you the folders that use the most space on your hard drive and those that contain the largest amount of files.

Disksum does not compete with them. It's an ultra efficient tool that displays the biggest and largest folders on the command line. All you need to do is put it into the root folder that you want to analyze and run it.

It scans the folder and displays the values of every subfolder directly in the command line.

The output begins with the sizes of each folder and a second part that is displaying the very same folders sorted by file count and total size. Could come in handy in a few situations. The app is portable.


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  1. Steve said on August 27, 2021 at 5:18 am

    Great Tool! Could you please provide the command line switches or point me to documentation?

  2. Rarst said on July 28, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    SequoiaView, WinDirStat, SpaceMonger, etc…

  3. mickay said on July 28, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    I’ve been searching for a software which can display graphs of a space usage of my HDD for a long time. Unfortunately, with no results. Do you know any?

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