Key Metric Software released FolderSizes 6 on May 31st, 2012
FolderSizes 6 introduces an entirely new File Type Groups report, which classifies file types into a series of customizable high-level groups. Examples of pre-defined file type groups include "graphic files", "music", "video files", etc.
The File Type Groups report provides an excellent high-level perspective on which general file types are consuming the most disk space on one or more target file systems. Users can customize existing file type groups or create new ones to suit their needs.
Additionally, the command line and scheduling interfaces have been extended to support the generation of File Type Groups reports, making them easy to integrate into your environment.
FolderSizes 6 features the ability to export any detail report (e.g. folder reports, search results, file reports, etc.) in PDF file format.
FolderSizes PDF report documents have the benefit of being richly formatted (e.g. with tables, optional images, etc.), yet entirely self-contained. Unlike other report export file formats, PDF documents are also clearly paginated. This makes PDF a great choice for printing, or scheduling reports for delivery via email.
FolderSizes now has the optional ability to track NTFS hard links, which can improve the accuracy of file system analysis reports in some environments.
When engaged, FolderSizes hard link tracking will cause allocate size (e.g. "size on disk") computations to be adjusted for the precense of multiple file linkages. For example, a 500 MB file with two hard links would be presented as two files, each having an allocated size of 250 MB.
FolderSizes 6 introduces deep (and elegant) support for the discovery of network shares on remote servers and network attached storage devices.
Network shares can be discovered either through the new "Discover Shares" window, or by entering UNC server paths (e.g. "\\server") directly into the main window (or File Report Generator) path input box. FolderSizes can even accept a combination of fully qualified paths and server names requiring share discovery, for maximum flexibility.
Network share discovery support has been integrated all the way down into the command line and task scheduling interfaces, allowing for the automated generation of reports in scenarios where a precise list of network shares is not known in advance.
FolderSizes 6 now provides the ability to create trend analysis reports based upon existing XML snapshot files. This feature allows you to construct business cases from historical file system change data and understand how file systems are changing over time.
FolderSizes 6 trend analysis reports contain a wealth of information:
The Trend Analyzer also provides a user-configurable time line and time scale, along with the ability to export the contents of its various views.
FolderSizes 6 now offers improved, easier-to-use ribbon bar customization support - built right into the Program Options window. This makes it easy to edit and create ribbon bar tabs and groups, and control precisely which commands they include.
By popular request, users can now customize the subject and bodies of email messages sent by FolderSizes.
The task scheduler has received numerous enhancements in FolderSizes 6, including a complete re-design of the file report scheduling mechanism that makes it much easier (and more intuitive) to use. Other enhancements include:
There are many, many more enhancements in FolderSizes 6, including:
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