Prathiba had a strange problem in her system. Her Windows folder was showing a different size from right click of the node on the tree and the figure was just varying when we did a select all of the object on the right hand side. We tried all ways of displaying hidden fields but to no avail. I put the question onto CodeProject forums here and Mike Dimmick (CodeProject MVP) helped us with TreeSize tool from JAM software along with a tip that 'Operating System files' are to be displayed.
I just checked the free edition of TreeSize and feel that it is a very good tool to be part of our Windows toolbox. Some of the good features are:
- Quickly tell where is the freespace being hiding under.
- Windows explorer shell-integrated
- The folder scanning is done in a separate thread and hence it is very user-friendly.
- The tool is a freeware
- The tool is available for a diversified range of Windows including 9x, 2000, XP and Vista.