Cleaning Up Wasteful Files

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

Cleaning Up Wasteful Files

Individual files, if they are big enough, can waste a lot of space. To find out which files are the largest in a chosen folder, simply select the folder in the Explorer view and then click on the Largest files tab. As an example, we selected the Program Files directory and then viewed the pie chart showing the largest files.

The largest file under my Program Files directory is a ZIP file entitled Since we have FileSnoop installed on this machine, we are able to "snoop" deep information about this file without opening it. We simply launched FileSnoop from the context menu that appeared when we right-clicked the slice of the Largest files pie.

Note: to replicate the scenario, youll need to have FileSnoop, another PC Magazine utility, installed on your machine and have the Add FileSnoop To: Main Context Menu setting turned on within the View/Options window.

FileSnoop will give a list of the files compressed within this ZIP file.


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