One of the things that I really think is missing from Windows is the ability to display folder sizes. A folder size in this case is the size of all the files and folders that are stored inside a root folder. While you can get that information if you load the folder properties in Windows Explorer, it is not suited for comparing folder sizes or finding out which folder is the largest on the system. Why? Because you can only open the properties for one folder at a time. Try that for dozens of folders or even hundreds of them.
MOBZHunt is a free program for Windows that does what Windows Explorer cannot: It calculates the size of all folders stored under a root directory that the user of the software specifies. This way it is possible to find the largest folder of the c: drive, the my documents folder or any other folder, partition or drive that is accessible on the computer system.
The program is fairly easy to operate. All you need to do is to enter a drive letter or path, or use the browse for folder button to select a folder from the computer.
A click on open scans the path and computes the space requirements of every folder located under that root path.
The left sidebar lists the folders, while the right the folders of the currently selected root folder. Information laid out there includes the folder name, total size and the last modification date. A click on the any folder opens the very same information for that folder's subfolders.
The status bar lists the total site requirements, number of folders and files of the root folder. MOBZHunt is a handy program for Windows users who want to find the largest folders on their Windows system. This can be helpful to find folders that can be deleted to free up space on the system.
The software program is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Windows operating system. It requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 to be installed on the system.Advertisement
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