Disk Inventory X

Diskinventoryx When a server at work that should have had gobs of free space suddenly claimed to be running on empty and we wanted more info than we could get from the find command, I discovered this little gem: Disk Inventory X, which quickly drew a map of files and folders on disk by type and space. Culprit turned out to be a 305 GB log file generated over the past few days by an out-of-control Samba process.

Pictured above is the main drive in my home Mac. Rectangles are files, and their containing rectangles are folders. Each color represents a different file type. Select a rectangle and it’s immediately selected in a corresponding file tree (not shown), and vice versa. The region selected in yellow represents my old unused OS 9 System folder. Trippy. And useful.

3 Replies to “Disk Inventory X”

  1. I have way too much space devoted to AVI containers… I wonder how that happened?

    Very good find.

  2. Jamie – Just followed the link to tramchase, and was amazed to see that my old RipEnc script still has life and legs, and is now at version 3. Wow! Way to keep the flame alive.

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