Freeware Files: 5 Apps for Hardcore File Management!

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lindadorsey

All I need and use for a good FREE disk clean up are these two tools:
Duplicate File Finder: http://www.mindgems.com/products/Fast-Duplicate-File-Finder/Fast-Duplicate-File-Finder-About.htm

Folder Size:http://www.mindgems.com/products/Folder-Size/Folder-Size.html

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Alam

I can honestly say that i haven't tried any of these 1337 apps before. Where on earth do you find them?

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PhoneyVirus

Avira Anti Presonal Reports iBin TR/Swisyn.wnl Trojan Scan everything you download.

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binaryman

Directory Report can find duplicate files and replace them with hard links
<a href="http://www.file-utilities.com">http://www.file-utilities.com</a>
It also prints your directories and shows the directory size

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zeringue

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mdkplus

 Murph,

Love the lists, Keep up the good work, man!

Here's one I came accross, it's not an app, just a hidden, built in Win 7 Utility that I thought I would pass along because it seems worthy of Power User status: 

create a folder in Win 7 (anywhere) and name it exactly this:

 GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

That's it. Just open the folder and enjoy the power user menu

 

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DCantu1970

Wow, GodMode is wonderful!!

Thanks a lot.

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DCantu1970

Wow, GodMode is wonderful!!

Thanks a lot.

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mdkplus

OK give me the big DUH!  I just spotted Jason's article. Well I am an old man with alzeheimers ya know......

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Techrocket9

Thank you much!

 

 

 

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Techrocket9

Now, if there was some way to make Auslogics Duplicate File Finder replace all duplicates with hardlinks, it would be just the program I am looking for. Anyone know of a program like that? I have lots of duplicate files, and I find it silly that they are taking up space, but I don't want to go through manually and create hard links, though I do that now when I duplicate a file.

 

 

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TheMurph

Hmm.  so you basically want to replace said duplicate files with... a shortcut to the location of just one file?

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Techrocket9

As I understand it, hardlinks decentralize a file, so the file "is" in multiple locations (as far as the OS is concerned), but only has one actual physical presence on the HD. So I can delete the original file, but because it had a hardlink, the other "locations" remain intact.

 

 

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fnordfnord

Ah man I'd die for something like that. I have a library of drivers that is more or less organized (around 20GB), sometimes it's just more practical to have drivers grouped in motherboards rather than grouped in components, it makes the job easier and much quicker. Thing is obviously many components are alike and use or could use the same driver and thus there's many duplicates.

 

I'm too lazy to do hardlinks so I just leave them be, but it would be awesome to have an automated program to do that.

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d4n31sh

I really like WinDirStat. A great visualization tool for seeing files and how much space they take up on your hard drive.  Try it out and see for yourself!

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blindhorizon

i found that i really disliked windir alot the funny colors, the 3d effect made it more of a head ache to find the space problems i actually use one called Space monger:

http://www.sixty-five.cc/

I have an old 1.4 version its free and works on all OSes (win 7 included) while version 2.x is out now you have to buy a license for it.  i might give that a try  just prefer free software. 

The plus side to space monger you dont need to install it,  so you can run it off a thumb drive any where you want to. 

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lunchbox73

I prefer SpaceSniffer.

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TheMurph

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