FolderSizes 7.5 is Released

Key Metric Software is proud to announce the public availability of FolderSizes 7.5.


This release continues to build on our position as a world leader in disk space analysis software by adding a number of compelling new features and enhancing existing ones.

New features and improvements:

  • New disk usage history tracking capabilities
  • Percentage growth indicator now available for disk-based reports and views
  • Disk reports can now be scheduled for periodic execution
  • The trend analyzer can now consume Snapshot (.fssx) files directly
  • Improved column sizing for reports exported in Excel file format
  • New ability to apply NTFS compression to text-based report export files
  • Added a new “Files (Immediate)” column to the folder report detail view
  • Scheduling assistance integrated into Disk Reporter, File Report, and Search tools
  • File report ranges can now be reset to their default values
  • Numerous user interface enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

To better introduce the new disk history tracking capabilities of FolderSizes 7.5, we have written a technical overview that may be of interest to you.

Tracking Disk History with FolderSizes 7.5


FolderSizes v7.5 is a free upgrade for all v7 license holders. Version 7 license owners can simply download the new release and install it.

If you’re still running an older release of FolderSizes, you’re missing out on some amazing new capabilities. Please consider upgrading your FolderSizes license today:


Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions, comments, or suggestions. We love hearing from our customers. Just send an email to, and we’ll get back to you quickly.

Posted: November 25, 2014 4:10 pm

Introduction to FolderSizes Snapshots

We’ve published a white paper on one of the most useful new features introduced in FolderSizes 7 – the ability to take file system snapshots, from which any report (or even search) can be executed in the future.

Please click here to read the white paper.

Posted: September 24, 2014 2:53 pm

FolderSizes Continues Support for Windows XP

We’ve received a number of emails recently asking whether we’ll continue supporting FolderSizes on Windows XP now that Microsoft’s support for the OS has been discontinued.

The answer is yes – we will continue supporting FolderSizes on Windows XP for the foreseeable future. Our goal, as always, is to meet the needs of our customers – and a considerable number of you still use this operating system.

Posted: April 14, 2014 2:36 pm

FolderSizes 7 is Released

Key Metric Software is proud to announce the release of FolderSizes 7, the latest version of our world-class disk space analysis, reporting, and visualization software.

FolderSizes 7 has a wide range of new capabilities, including:

  • File system snapshot capability (Pro edition only)
  • Extensive support for exporting reports to MS Excel
  • New Disk Reporter tool for custom local and network drive reports
  • Drag and drop (plus cut, copy, & paste) support within the folder report view
  • New ability to export all File Reports at once (as a single report)
  • Numerous enhancements to scheduling and command line interfaces
  • Improved, smarter Trend Analyzer capabilities
  • Significant performance enhancements in Search, File Reports, etc.
  • New, domain-level network share discovery features
  • Many powerful user interface improvements
  • Much, much more (over 50 new features and enhancements)!

Please feel free to download FolderSizes 7 today:

Note: Installing FolderSizes 7 will not automatically remove previous major version installations. This is done to allow users an opportunity to evaluate FolderSizes prior to switching to it. Please feel free to un-install previous releases of FolderSizes before or after installing v7 (if you wish).

Posted: March 17, 2014 6:09 pm

Disk Space Analysis for Offline VMware Disks

If you own a licensed copy of VMware Workstation, you can easily use FolderSizes to analyze, query, and report against offline virtual disks (VMDK files).

To begin, start VMware Workstation and select File | Map Virtual Disks.

Next, click the Map button. The Map Virtual Disk window will appear.

Use the Browse button to locate the offline virtual disk (.VMDK file) that you wish to map, then select the Volume. Then configure the drive mapping (in the example above, we’re mapping the VMDK to the drive letter X) and click OK.

Once you’ve established the drive mapping, you can start FolderSizes and select the corresponding drive letter from within the Folder Browser pane. FolderSizes will analyze the offline VMware virtual disk just as it would any other file system. The drive mapping can also be to generate file reports, run searches, etc.

Posted: January 7, 2014 5:39 pm


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