SpaceObServer

SpaceObServer 5.3.1

SpaceObServer

Even though external hard drive sizes are increasing at a rapid rate, you can always find more space on your drive if you just look hard enough. View full description

PROS

  • Displays in graphical form hard drive usage
  • Exports data to Excel

CONS

  • Slow at gathering data initially

Good
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Even though external hard drive sizes are increasing at a rapid rate, you can always find more space on your drive if you just look hard enough.

SpaceObServer is a sophisticated and effective hard disk space manager which scans directory trees using a background service, and stores their structure, sizes and properties in an SQL database. Why would you want to do this? Well, for one, it automatically allows you to see - in pie chart form - what's taking up most space on your hard drive at any one time. In addition, if you're interested in tracking your hard disk usage across several months or a long time period, then it allows you to do so instantly. For Windows users, it's very effective because it presents the data in a very easy Explorer style format - in 3D bar, pie charts and tree maps. The good thing is you can see at a glance which files are obsolete and which files are essential so that when it comes to cleaning up your drive, you don't get rid of anything important. It's surprising, using this program, how many files you'll find that are simply taking up space and are absolutely useless.

Easy to use and very effective, SapceObserver is an excellent app that will have your hard drive gleaming again in no time.

The SQL based hard disk space management solution for Windows

SpaceObServer is a powerful and flexible hard disk space manager for Windows (32 and 64 Bit). It consists of a system service named "SpaceObServer Agent" that executes scans for the selected file system trees and stores the collected information in a SQL database (MS SQL Server, ORACLE, MySQL, IBM DB2 or MS Access). Network scans are fully supported, without the need to install additional software on the network servers. The SpaceObServer user interface enables you to display the stored data in different kinds of visualization (3D bar, pie, line charts or tree maps as well as tabular enumerations, if desired grouped by file types or users). The application features an intuitive Explorer-like user interface, to present you detailed information (e.g. size, allocated space, number of files, last access and change date, file owner,...) about directories or drives you choose. You are able to trace the development of the size of directories you choose and get approximated size development for the future. It is possible to store diagrams using common image formats, export tables to XML-, Excel-, PDF-, HTML-or Text files and print a detailed report for the selected directory tree. You can use OLE Automation to generate exports from within your own scripts or programs. Use extensive search criteria to discover files with special characteristics (e.g. size, file extension, last change,...). A duplicate file search is also included, optional with MD5 checksum identification. The data storage, as well as all text output, works with the Unicode international character set standard, thus SpaceObServer can also administer directories and files, whose names cannot be represented in the ASCII character set. The SpaceObServer Client application is a management tool to configure scans, view scan results and generate exports remotely from additional machines in your network. SpaceObServer Client has the same user interface like SpaceObServer, without the scan service.
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SpaceObServer 5.3.1