There are times when we want to check which folders are taking more space in a drive. However, it’s not easy to check how much space individual folder takes because Windows doesn’t show the size of a folder in file explorer. The only way to determine the size of a folder is to right-click the folder and open properties. If the folder contains a huge amount of small files, it may take a couple of minutes for Windows to determine the total size. This makes the whole process of checking which folder consumes more space infeasible.
Here comes to the rescue a program named TreeSize. TreeSize features a simple and easy-to-use interface which is pretty straight-forward.
Upon starting the program, it first scans the Windows drive. If it says no drive scanned, simply click Scan
menu and choose any drive you want to scan. Depending on your system and chosen drive, it may take some time for scanning. Once done, you can see at the top the folders which consume most space. A horizontal bar helps you easily know which folder is the main culprit.
After digging into that folder (in our case its Users folder), we can check sub-folders and consequently reach the files which take up space. Once found, you can directly delete the file/folder by right-clicking and choosing Delete option.
Not only this but it shows % of Parent column. This means that you can easily know which folder/file occupies most space in a given folder. Also, you can change the unit to KB, MB, GB or automatic.
You can download the free version of TreeSize using the following link. There’s a professional version available too but the free version is good enough for our needs.
Let us know in comments how much space you recovered by deleting unnecessary space hogs.