New PDF help file available

Just wanted to note that the PDF version of the online help file has been upgraded, revised, and improved.

You can download it from:

BTW, the latest public release of FolderSizes (v3.5) also upgrades the online help file format to HTML Help, which provides numerous usability improvements.

Posted: August 21, 2005 2:20 pm

FolderSizes v3.5 is Released

We released version 3.5 of FolderSizes today. It features improved search and scan filtering capabilities (with new regular expression support), improved XML exporting (with a new XSLT transformation file included), revised online help (now in HTML Help format), and more.

To download the latest and/or review the full v3.5 release notes, please visit the FolderSizes download page.

Posted: August 21, 2005 2:10 pm

Find Empty Folders

Occasionally someone will email me and ask if FolderSizes is capable of finding and deleting empty folders from their system(s). The answer is a resounding “yes”, and it’s actually very simple.

Just select the file system path you wish to scan within FolderSizes (note that you can also enter a UNC network path into the Path box at the top of the screen) and allow file system scanning to complete. Next, click the Size column in the results list twice to cause it to sort ascending (smallest on top). That’s it – FolderSizes will show all the zero-length file system objects (including folders) at the top of the list.

Note that if you have zero-length folders nested multiple levels deep, then you should engage the Deep Subfolder Display Depth setting – in the main menu, select View | Subfolder Display Depth | Deep.

Once you’ve got a listing of the zero-length file system object, select the ones you don’t want any more, right click, and choose Delete Selected Items.

Posted: August 7, 2005 7:48 pm

FolderSizes v3.4 is Released

Key Metric Software today released version 3.4 of FolderSizes, our network-enabled disk space analysis tool.

Version 3.4 contains a number of improvements, including more flexible toolbar and docking panel user interface controls, improved XML output, better support for UNC paths, and a broad array of minor improvements and fixes.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any suggestions or comments – your feedback is always greatly appreciated.

Posted: July 10, 2005 8:51 pm

Duplicate File Detective

It’s my pleasure to announce the formal release of Duplicate File Detective – our professional-grade duplicate file management solution.

As I mentioned in a recent blog posting, the process of finding and managing duplicate files is one that we felt was best addressed by the introduction of a new product. We think you’ll agree when you see Duplicate File Detective.

As always, your comments and questions are most welcome; feel free to email me directly at any time.

Posted: May 12, 2005 2:45 am