FolderSizes v6.1 has been tested to meet all of the technical requirements to be Compatible with Windows 8. FolderSizes also supports Windows 7, Vista, XP, and Windows Server 2012 / 2008 / 2003.
Microsoft recommends “Compatible with Windows 8″ applications because they have passed Microsoft-designed tests to help ensure they install readily every time and minimize the number of crashes, hangs, and restarts that you experience. This all helps ensure a compatible and reliable experience with any edition of Windows 8, including 64-bit.
“Compatible with Windows 8″ software:
- Is tested for compatibility and reliability on Windows 8.
- Passed Microsoft designed tests to minimize the possibility of crashes, hangs, and reboots.
- Represents a commitment that the product will continue to work over the life of Windows 8.
- Meets privacy standards set forth by the Anti-Spyware Coalition.
- Installs cleanly and reliably.
- Eliminates unnecessary reboots.
- Is free of malware, viruses, etc.
- Ensures compatibility with Windows 8, both 32-bit and 64-bit editions.
Key Metric Software is proud to announce the release of FolderSizes v6.1. This release is a free upgrade for all existing v6 license holders.
FolderSizes v6.1 includes a number of new features, feature enhancements, and bug fixes. Here’s a quick overview:
- Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are now formally supported platforms.
- Added a Newest Files report, complete with command line, scheduler support, and numerous options to make it work the way you want.
- Numerous improvements to the Trend Analyzer tool, including import data normalization, a new absolute change detail column, and more.
- Added a new “Folders (Immediate)” column to the main window folder detail view, which shows a count of immediate child folders only.
- Added created and last accessed date/time columns to largest, temporary, oldest, and duplicate file reports.
- Other minor feature and performance enhancements.
- A handful of bug fixes.
Download FolderSizes v6.1 here:
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In this blog post, we’ll be taking a closer look at the new network share discovery feature of FolderSizes 6.
Network share discovery addresses a common file system analysis scenario – you need to analyze one or more shares on a remote (network) server, but you don’t know precisely which shares it exposes. Or perhaps you know the share names, but want a more efficient method of accessing them via FolderSizes (versus entering them all individually).
In FolderSizes 6, network share discovery is accessible in a couple of different (but related) ways. One option is to click the down arrow adjacent to the Paths button in the main window ribbon bar. The resulting pop-up menu contains a Server or NAS Device option.
Choosing this option will reveal a new dialog window that prompts you to enter the host name or IP address of the remote server / NAS device.
Note that in the screenshot above, we’ve entered the name of two different servers. You can enter as many server names (or IP addresses) as you need, separating each with commas. Once done, FolderSizes 6 will enumerate the public shares on the target system and offer a selection dialog.
Clicking OK on the Choose Network Shares dialog will initiate a file system analysis for all selected shares.
You can also initiate network share discovery directly from the FolderSizes path input box that appears just below the main window ribbon bar. To specify multiple servers (or IP addresses), separate them with a pipe symbol.
When using the path input box method, you can even mix a combination of server names (which would always be prefixed with two backslashes) and fully qualified paths. For example, you might enter the following combination:
\\mantis | \\panda | c:\temp | \\testserver\share1
FolderSizes 6 will simply “do the right thing” when given the input above by selectively resolving shares on the server names while still retaining the fully qualified path inputs.
Network share discovery features have also been integrated into the File Report and Search windows. In fact, the File Report Generator path input box exposes the same path resolution features that are described above.
And now for the coup de grâce – this same network share discovery capability is also available from the command line and scheduling interfaces. In command line / scheduling scenarios, FolderSizes 6 will enumerate (and then analyze all) network shares silently – without prompting the user to select from a share listing, etc.
Ready to try it for yourself? Download the free FolderSizes 6 15-day trial now.
Some early adopters have been wondering if FolderSizes 6 runs on Windows 8.
Why yes it does indeed. Here’s a screenshot showing FolderSizes 6 running on the Windows 8 Release Preview Build 8400 (click the screenshot for a slightly larger view).
Our tests reveal no problems of any type – task scheduling, shell context menu integration, and other features all work correctly on Windows 8.