Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?
Well, DiskSurveyor doesn't promise to make your hard drive any bigger, but it does show you, GRAPHICALLY, what's hogging all that space. Click on a folder and zoom in for a closer look. Or, zoom back out. Shift-click on a folder, and it brings up the ACTUAL folder so you and can drag the "offending" files to the Trash or your backup volume. Create DiskSummary files that list all the files found on CDROMs or any other volume. No longer will you have to waste valuable time navigating through folder after folder trying to figure out which files need to be archived or trashed to free up precious disk space.
Here are the some of the new features in DiskSurveyor 2.5:
And, if it's been a while since you last tried DiskSurveyor, you'll notice many new features that were introduced in DiskSurveyor 2.0:
DiskSurveyor requires System 7 or greater and at least 256 colors (or shades of gray) are recommended. (For those older Macs, Color QuickDraw is required.)
DiskSurveyor. A different way to look at your hard drive and CDROMs.
Shareware $15 (US)
Here's what some happy users are saying about DiskSurveyor --
"Every so often - but not very - a utility appears which not only fills a
gap but does it with genuine panache. DiskSurveyor - which I purchased
20 minutes ago through KAGI - is one such. A really great idea at a
real bargain price. Thanks for sharing all your hard work. Believe me,
"Great little utility. Nice visualization of space. Clicking on a
subdirectory is just right."
"On my very first test I found an application that was using up hundreds
of megs on the drive, and hadn't suspected it at all. A big gold star
for you and your program!"
"DiskSurveyor is one of the few shareware packages I've seen where I
immediately thought "now THAT'S useful, and well done"."
"I have tried your programme... and find it absolutely first class,
fulfilling a long outstanding need very neatly indeed."
"...very handy for cleaning the hard drive. Pointed out to me that
the bulk of space I'd lost was being consumed by umpteen billion saved
email messages from the past year and half..."
"What a cool little app!"
"...I really like the design of the application! The graphical
display is, to my mind, brilliant in its simplicity and resulting
"DiskSurveyor is indeed a brilliant application and I take my hat off to
you, for supplying we Mac users with an unparalleled utility:
congratulations! ... I'm only too happy to support it."
"...Hope this thing will be a standard component of the future MacOS."
---T.T., New York
"I really like the UI [User Interface] in DiskSurveyor -- it's a good way
of getting a lot of information on the screen -- I find it the most
practical implementation of this display technique that I know of (in
addition to being a really useful tool)."
"It's a terrific boon for people attuned to spatial relationships."
"I LOVE this program!"
"DiskSurveyor is one of the best little ditties I've got! Great for
getting a handle on where all my space went. Good job!!"
Macworld picks DiskSurveyor as a Shareware Pick of the Month
"Keeping your hard drive organized used to be a snap when it could only hold a handful of files. But clutter becomes a problem when you can order megabytes with your computer the way you order fries with your hamburger.
Identifying the problem is the first step toward finding a solution. The next step often is mapping out the territory, a task that DiskSurveyor (Tom Luhrs, TwiLight Software) can handle for you. DiskSurveyor creates a graphical, hierarchical map of your hard drive. The software draws colored blocks representing the files and folders on your hard drive and sizes them proportionally to the space they take up so that you can easily identify and deflate oversize data fiefdoms. You have to pop back to the Finder to do the dirty work of shuffling and deleting files, but DiskSurveyor is still a handy reference utility to have around."
[Since that review, features were added to make it easier to pop back to the Finder and delete files.]
My Mac #24
"It's amazing to actually SEE, for the first time, what's taking up space. Somehow it allows you to more easily make decisions about what's got to be tossed or archived. ...The beauty of this program is its ease of use and visual display of information, so that even the least technically inclined can see what's in there."
TidBITS #596 / 10-Sep-01
"...a gorgeous, ingenious, and original interface..." Full article by Matt Neuburg: Tools We Use: DiskSurveyor
"I just downloaded and tried DiskSurveyor 2. I'd like to know this...
How could anyone who has a disk, try DiskSurveyor 2 and not love it and
pay the shareware fee immediately?
DiskSurveyor 2 is the answer to my prayers.
I am a higher education student and my digital imaging and graphics files are
large (and scattered). Being so right brained and visual, DiskSurveyor 2
shows me in a picture more than I could ever absorb and appreciate in a directory
listing. KUDOS to the brains behind DiskSurveyor 2 !!!"
Download DiskSurveyor 2.5 [BinHex] (449K) ... If the first site is busy, try downloading from our mirror site.
If you use an older (pre-PowerPC) Mac -- such as Mac II, Quadra, etc. -- use this version:
Download DiskSurveyor 2.5 (68K) [BinHex] (410K) ... If the first site is busy, try downloading from our mirror site.
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