Finding Overabundant Filetypes

By Bruno Sonnino  |  Posted 2004-06-28 Print this article Print

Finding Overabundant Filetypes

Worried about having too many MP3s or digital photos on your work PC, or has your home PCs hard drive mysteriously filled up with who knows what? DiskPie can give you a breakdown of what types of files take up the most space on your system. Simply select a folder, the C drive, for instance, in the Explorer view, and then click on the Filetype pie tab. DiskPie will then visually display your hard drive usage by filetype.

In this pie chart, each slice is a different filetype. The yellow slice, for example, represents the total space used up by ZIP files. This is exactly 879,238KB, or roughly 859.5MB. If you want to see which ZIP files take up the most space, just right-click on the ZIP slice and select Manage files.

After selecting this option, the manage files pop-up appears. In this window, you can copy, move, and delete files. You can even print out this list of files.

Note: the pie slice for "(no extension)" represents the files that have no extension at all. These files can be temporary Internet files, Windows files, or just about anything else. But they are quite normal to have on your PC and can, in some cases, be vital to the normal operation of some programs. They are not, in all cases, merely junk.


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