With the large volume of files available on the Internet for download and the rapidly increasing big-sized games, it is getting really common to get warnings of low disk space. The problem is that we do not know why or how we have exhausted the space, since we control very little of our own activities on PC. For you to take complete control of your hard drive and find out exactly which files and folders are taking up more space, you need to have a file checkup tool. JDiskReport is such a freeware software that will allow you to analyze hard disc files and show tree view, pie chart as well as top 50 files by size/date for Windows and Mac. Although JDiskReport is not as featured or quicker as our previously shared FilePro, OverDisk or SpaceSniffer, yet it can be alternative to those. Check the available disk space and size of files is a task that Windows simply does not. The highlight of JDiskReport is its ease of use. You can easily browse through the directories of your hard drives and see what information you want, simply by pointing and clicking. More to read.
After installing JDiskReport, run the program to get started. The home window of JDiskReport has two options. Select Scan a file tree to scan a directory.
Select directory to scan and then the program will scan your drive to map all files in it. Once finished, you can navigate the directory tree and on the right panel, a pie-shaped graph which makes the comparison of files and folders saved in the selected directory, showing which takes up more room.
There are three chart types available to show files and folders structure in JDiskReport. Pie chart format, ring-shaped graph, which shows the data in more detail, but is also slower, and bar graph format.
Selecting the Size tab, you will get a comparison of how the folders and files take up space on the total disk, clicking on the Top 50, you will see the 50 largest files within the selected folder, the tab Size Dist shows an analysis and sorts files by size ranges. in Modified, you will see graphs that compare the number of files modified within certain time periods, and finally from Types, you will see pie chart with file types graph.
JDiskReport is certainly can be a good alternate of our previously shared file structure analysis tool. JDiskReport is a freeware tool works on Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS X and we also tested it successfully on Windows 8 Consumer Preview.