FolderSizes 6 is Released!

Today (May 31st, 2012) Key Metric Software has announced the release of FolderSizes 6.

FolderSizes 6 represents a huge step forward for our award-winning, market-leading disk space analysis software. Just a few feature highlights include:

  • New trend analysis capabilities
  • New File Type Groups report
  • New network share discovery
  • New PDF export support
  • New email message customization
  • New Hard link tracking
  • New unified 32/64 product installer
  • Improved ribbon customization support
  • Improved scheduling interface
  • And much more

For a more comprehensive review of what’s new in FolderSizes 6, please see:

Or, go straight for the download:

Posted: May 31, 2012 3:27 pm

FolderSizes Disk Space Manager Enterprise Fact Sheet

We recently published a new FolderSizes Enterprise Fact Sheet, designed to give business stakeholders a clear sense of how FolderSizes can contribute to their storage capacity planning and analysis processes.

FolderSizes is used by tens of thousands of businesses all around the world to improve storage capacity planning, streamline backups, share disk space usage reports with users, and much more.

Posted: February 20, 2012 4:26 pm

The Power of Incremental Improvement

If you get a moment, take a minute to look at the FolderSizes product release notes. I mean, really look at them.

Even though the current version of FolderSizes is 5.6 (at the time of the writing), history revealsĀ over 80 distinct public releases of FolderSizes since its initial release in 2003.

This relentless dedication to incremental improvement is one of the main reasons FolderSizes is the leader in disk space analysis, reporting, and visualization today. We never stop listening to our customers. We never ignore an opportunity to improve FolderSizes. And we always strive to give ourĀ customers a ton of value for their money.

Key Metric Software is small and agile. When you communicate with us, you’re talking directly to the people that engineer FolderSizes (and our other award-winning products). We don’t have a bunch of sales people or support technicians that serve to buffer us from our customers. And we never will.

So go ahead – send us an email with your ideas, comments, or recommendations. We’re listening!

Posted: November 12, 2011 4:30 am

A Partial List of FolderSizes Customers

Organizations of all shapes and sizes are using FolderSizes to solve real-world storage analysis and management problems.

Here’s just a few of our customers:

  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Disney
  • Nestle USA
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Chevron
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Midway USA
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • University of Illinois
  • U.S. Navy
  • Software Spectrum
  • University of Michigan
  • US Dept. of Agriculture
  • National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Molson Coors Brewing Company
  • Lockheed Martin
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Toyota
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • ATK Aerospace Systems Group
  • Auburn University
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • US Attorneys Office
  • Rolls-Royce
  • The Heritage Group
  • Supreme Court of the U.S.
  • U.S. Army
  • Qualcomm
  • Codemasters
  • Goodrich Corporation
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • Epic Games
  • Autodesk
  • Dell
  • Marathon Oil
  • US Department of the Interior
  • The University of Pennsylvania
  • Yale University
  • Truman Medical Center
  • Sears
  • Verizon Wireless
  • University of Colorado
  • VMWare
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Siemens

And over twenty thousand more. Why not download the free FolderSizes 15-day trial and see what it can do for you?

Posted: September 19, 2011 12:12 am

FolderSizes 5.6 Now Available

FolderSizes v5.6 was released today, and it offers a number of great feature enhancements (as well as a few bug fixes). In this post, I’d like to draw your attention to two specific improvements.

First, the file report generator now runs against an entirely new threading model that can improve the performance of multi-path scenarios quite dramatically. In our lab tests, file reports generated against multiple local and remote drives completed in nearly half the time (vs. FolderSizes v5.5 and previous releases). Even more dramatic gains can be had when analyzing only multiple, discrete network file systems of similar proportions.

At the same time, we’ve achieved a nearly 40% reduction in overall file report memory usage. Again, these gains come largely from our highly specialized and proprietary memory storage models – ensuring that FolderSizes continues to be the most scalable and performant disk space analysis product available.

The second thing I wanted to touch on is more directly aimed at home users. FolderSizes 5.6 removes the network path restrictions associated with personal edition licenses. In other words, personal edition license holders can now analyze network paths just like Pro edition users can. Other feature restrictions still apply (see order page for details).

You can download the latest version of FolderSizes now and/or review the full release notes on our product website.

Posted: August 30, 2011 5:59 pm