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Where Has my Disk Space Gone?

Dec 17, 2008, 21:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Federico Kereki)

"Filelight is designed for KDE, but will work in other desktop environments. The latest version hails from September 2006, though a KDE 4 version is (vaguely) promised; the author is "getting round to it." Filelight is included with most distributions, so installation is easy via a package manager. Filelight also works as a Konqueror plugin; once you have installed it, Konqueror will enable a new view mode: check View > View Mode -> Radialmap View.

"Filelight represents your disk as a circle, and each directory has an arc proportional to the space it's using. Colors help differentiate the directories. Subdirectories appear at an outer level, in concentric rings, but if a directory has too many files, a black triangle will appear instead. Hovering the mouse over an arc sector produces a popup that shows the full path of the corresponding directory, its size (both in megabytes and as a percent of the total space), and the number of files in it. Clicking on a sector works recursively; the selected directory becomes the circle, and you can see more detail. Right-click on a sector for a context menu that lets you delete a directory or file."

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