Empty Folders – Revisited

A lot of people use FolderSizes for its integrated search facility, which we’ve engineered from the ground up to be super-flexible. You can get answers to a vast number of data storage questions using FolderSizes search, and one of the most popular questions is – where are my empty folders?

Of course, with FolderSizes you can find empty folders not only on your local computer file system, but on any file system accessible to FolderSizes (including other machines accessible via your local area network, etc.).

For up-to-date info, please see how to search for empty directories with FolderSizes.

Posted: February 25, 2009 2:54 am

FolderSizes = Safe and Secure Software

Here at KeyMetric Software, we have a deep and ongoing commitment to releasing safe and secure software products to our customers. For example, our flagship software product – FolderSizes – is in use by many thousands of organizations and individuals across the globe, and we take seriously our responsibility to ensure the security of those product installations.

Toward this end, here are the most recent results of our comprehensive anti-virus scanning process (performed against the latest publicly available build of FolderSizes):

Note: a virus scan result of “-” means that the anti-virus product detected no threats.

Antivirus Version Last Update Result
AhnLab-V3 2008.12.19.0 2008.12.18 -
AntiVir 2008.12.18 -
Authentium 2008.12.18 -
Avast 4.8.1281.0 2008.12.18 -
AVG 2008.12.18 -
BitDefender 7.2 2008.12.18 -
CAT-QuickHeal 10.00 2008.12.18 -
ClamAV 0.94.1 2008.12.18 -
Comodo 771 2008.12.17 -
DrWeb 2008.12.18 -
eSafe 2008.12.17 -
eTrust-Vet 31.6.6267 2008.12.18 -
Ewido 4.0 2008.12.18 -
F-Prot 2008.12.17 -
F-Secure 8.0.14332.0 2008.12.18 -
Fortinet 2008.12.18 -
GData 19 2008.12.18 -
Ikarus T3. 2008.12.18 -
K7AntiVirus 7.10.557 2008.12.18 -
Kaspersky 2008.12.18 -
McAfee 5467 2008.12.18 -
McAfee+Artemis 5467 2008.12.18 -
Microsoft 1.4205 2008.12.18 -
NOD32 3703 2008.12.18 -
Norman 5.80.02 2008.12.17 -
Panda 2008.12.18 -
PCTools 2008.12.18 -
Prevx1 V2 2008.12.18 -
Rising 2008.12.18 -
SecureWeb-Gateway 6.7.6 2008.12.18 -
Sophos 4.37.0 2008.12.18 -
Sunbelt 3.2.1801.2 2008.12.11 -
Symantec 10 2008.12.18 -
TheHacker 2008.12.17 -
TrendMicro 8.700.0.1004 2008.12.18 -
VBA32 2008.12.18 -
ViRobot 2008.12.18.1525 2008.12.18 -
VirusBuster 2008.12.18 -
Additional information
File size: 6125496 bytes
MD5…: 08111d4d3929acd8d80e74b29f32c5de
SHA1..: 2ed7d2e8f0f6b2e970eabc96141f78672c93e623
SHA256: b5aae59e5b53eb0ee504db60a60951c4c00ce1c8e852fc5e928507e2bfa94e06
SHA512: 15d1f978c4a7ed50e842752b138d1e7e949ff39fd42cbd5c3b7b53de6b39e999
ssdeep: 98304:PgXgeaQyIbt1tNuKyYGz7/W+kpyS3mM2/v3Vdn9rMB++HaSXWB1cEE6Duk
Posted: December 18, 2008 5:14 pm

Disk Usage in Windows 7

An interesting discussion of Windows disk space usage in the upcoming Windows 7 release:


Posted: November 25, 2008 2:41 am

FolderSizes v4.7 is Released

FolderSizes v4.7 is now available for download.

As I discussed in a recent blog entry, this new release provides a fascinating new way to view hierarchical folder structures – the folder map. We’re extremely excited about this capability, as we believe this is a best-in-class implementation of a very modern data visualization technique known as treemapping.

Version 4.7 of FolderSizes also introduces a new license type – the personal edition license – designed specifically for home users (and priced accordingly at only $25.00 USD). There are a few functional limitations (described in detail here) in the personal edition of FolderSizes, and it cannot be used in any business or organizational environment. But for folks needing a disk space analysis tool for home / personal use, this new license type should be very welcome. In fact, users have been asking us for this for quite some time.

Additional information about v4.7 can found in the online release notes.

Posted: August 19, 2008 7:42 pm

FolderSizes v4.6 is Released

Let’s talk about what we’ve been working on for our upcoming FolderSizes v4.6 release.

First and foremost, v4.6 contains a new integrated scheduling facility. With this tool, you can schedule the execution of any FolderSizes report type and export those results in a variety of formats. Here in our development labs, we’ve scheduled the generation of all of FolderSizes’ various report types, exporting each of them (in HTML format) to a shared folder on our network (effectively building an archive of data storage reports that speed and simplify storage hotspot identification, as well as providing historical context).

The next major focus of FolderSizes v4.6 is performance. Nearly every feature has received a comprehensive performance and resource usage evaluation, and this has process resulted in:

  • The introduction of a new file owner data lookup cache
  • Numerous improvements to our folder analysis data caching technology
  • A nearly 60% memory usage reduction in many file report scan scenarios
  • Numerous performance boosts when scanning remote (network) paths
  • New options that provide more granular control over scan-time performance

Some of these improvements might sound a bit technical and geeky – but believe me, they amount to a serious performance and resource usage improvement in v4.6.

There are tons of other improvements as well – improved visual theme switching, “filename only” duplicate file matching, a greatly improved duplicate file report HTML export format, a new “allocated” column in several of the file reporting detail views, and much more. We also threw in a handful of bug fixes for good measure.

FolderSizes v4.6 is a free upgrade for existing v4 license holders. Get yours now – fresh off the compiler.

Posted: May 25, 2008 3:33 pm


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