Getting Started

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FolderSizes is designed to be intuitive and easy to use.

 

The first time FolderSizes is started, the Welcome Wizard will walk you through the major sections of the user interface. Feel free to cancel this introduction if you wish.

 

Once the FolderSizes user interface is fully visible, a graphical view of your computer's storage system(s) will appear. By default, this drive listing will include fixed, CD-ROM, remote (network), and RAM drives. You can configure which drives appear here through the Drive Space section of the Options window.

 

You can return to this graphical storage view at any time by selecting "Computer" (or "My Computer" on Windows XP / Server 2003) within the Folder Browser panel. This view also exposes several useful features:
 

Click a drive to begin analyzing it immediately
Click the Analyze All Drives link to begin scanning all listed drives
Click the Configure View link to specify which drives appear in this view
Click the Export As link to export high-level drive space summary information in a variety of formats
Other useful functions

 

If you'd prefer to start analyzing a specific local or remote (network) location, you can:

 

Select the folder you wish to analyze within the Folder Browser panel, which will trigger an immediate analysis
Enter the full path of the folder or share within the Location Bar near the top of the main application window
Click one of the folder browser buttons adjacent the Location Bar box to select one or more target paths

 

Regardless of how you start a FolderSizes file system analysis, you'll begin seeing useful results almost immediately.