Sunday, December 21, 2003


Years ago, I saw a neat application that would show you your disk drive usage as a series of nested rectangles. This makes it very easy to identify which folder, which subfolders, and even which particular files are eating your harddrive. I completely forgot the name of the original application, but today I ran across one that does the same thing: SequoiaView. It’s free, and it makes cool pictures like this:


I like it.


  1. Some other tools also exist:

  2. You're probably thinking of DiskMapper:

    Best of 1996 from PCMag!

  3. That could easily be. It's been so long I don't even remember what it looked like...just that it had nested rectangles. ;)

  4. Sounds like "SpaceMonger"

  5. this is one of the best space search tools i have ever used, i found it when it was first available around 2002 and i've used it ever since... the above examples suck, simple as that.

    sequoiaview is the best!