We previously reviewed a great software call SpaceSniffer which can alternately be called a benchmarking tool for Windows storage control. That software had the ability to scan and display file information from HDD. Today we are bringing another great tool called OverDisk that does exactly same like SpaceSniffer in a better way. OverDisk is a tiny tool that scans your HDD and any portable media and displays file information in a couple of different way like Circle Pie Chart and Histogram view. The key part where OverDisk is far more ahead then SpaceSniffer, it provides different types of information like Total Space, Free Space, Used Space, File Size, Cluster Information etc. as well as total files and folders in a directory, directory size, allocated space and wasted space and a lot more. OverDisk gives you a tree information about a drive after analyzing it in a easy Pie Chart so you can have a complete idea about that drive at a glance. Apart of this, OverDisk also have the option to show the biggest files from a directory. Follow to read more.
To get started, download and install OverDisk for the link provided below and then open it. You will be shown an empty window with Root, View, Commands, Info, Option and Help button on the top and right below that panel, you will see two options. One for selecting Drive/Portable Media to scan and other is to select what to scan for. Select a Drive e.g. C drive. It will begin scanning that drive.
After the scanning process has finished, you will see a tree view of that drive in the left panel and a complete radial pie chart in the right. To get information about something e.g. Program Files, simply take your mouse over the place of radial chart where Program Files is marked. You will see folder information immediately.
Also you can select any folder from radial chart to get inside of it.
You can select to rescan again or change cluster size etc. from the View option.
You can have a complete statistics or get Cluster info, System Drives Info or view file sizes in a Histogram view from the Info option.
If you are looking to free you disk space, just go to Info > Statistics and select the desired directory you want to delete from and the select Largest Files and atlast click on Find to get a list of biggest files on that directory.
Let’s also check what Histogram view means. You can change Chart details by clicking on More Detail and Less Detail option.
Cluster View is also very useful for getting more info about those clusters like Used Space and Wasted Space of them.
Go to Options > Settings to change the colors of radial pie chart, change transparency and others.
OverDisk is a great tool to explore and manage your HDD and Portable Media. I find if really useful to free my storage. OverDisk is currently on beta and works on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. Click here to read more about OverDisk.