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Abaiko Disk Space Monitor Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Abaiko Disk Space Monitor

The program is used to monitor and control disk space and provide reliable notification of disk space levels.
$19.95 EXPIRED
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Abaiko Disk Space Monitor was available as a giveaway on December 23, 2008!

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Abaiko Disk Space Monitor is specifically used to monitor and control disk space and provide reliable notification of disk space levels. Using this program you can hardly be taken by surprise with the information, that you run out of space!

The tool is intended for both regular home users and system administrators who need space for quickly growing logs of various systems, enlarging databases, data backups, or for software caching data

Major functions:

  • Easy to use and configure;
  • Running at Windows startup;
  • Monitoring disks of any types;
  • Access to the application via the tray icon;
  • Warnings as balloon messages;
  • Email notifications;
  • Disable Windows warning messages.

System Requirements:

Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista

Publisher:

Abaiko Software

Homepage:

http://www.diskspacemonitor.com/order.html

File Size:

3.08 MB

Price:

$19.95

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I have one friend that does artwork with his computer and his art is quite sizable. But he uses a MAC. So it goes.

My first computer had a 20 mb drive and I got to supplement it with a second 20 mb drive. Back then I had to worry about space.

If I downloaded every GAOTD offering daily then I would be concerned especially if I did not delete the original zip download. As it stands now I've used less than 1/3rd of my drive and have been using it for a year. I think most users would not need this program but I'm sure there are some. Not a big market so the programmers might have to supplement their incomes...

Reply   |   Comment by prying1  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#29, Oscar H (and others): I would think you could use this commercially on a remote web server after installing either this GAOTD version or a "trial" download version: simply buy it and update the licensing info after you decide you'll keep it! I doubt the author would complain in that event.

Hey, that's why the developers are offering their wares in the first place, in the hopes of generating/boosting sales, not legions of expectant daily leechers.

OK, enough rant. For what Abaiko D.S.M. does (or doesn't) do well, I think the concept to send e-mail notifications from unattended machines (or those used by inexperienced users, public library or kiosk machines, etc.) is a good one.

On the other hand, for simply displaying an extremely useful interactive graphic of where the disk space is being used by local drives, I strongly prefer the freeware SCANNER by Steffen Gerlach. It's the most useful/elegant display I've encountered yet (IMO) for getting an overview -- the guy must have had a stroke of genius:

http://www.steffengerlach.de/freeware/

It's very tiny (a single 160K file is all that is required), runs from a USB drive, seems to work OK on Windows 9x/ME and XP and on FAT32 and NTFS file systems. (I don't know about others, and I don't run Vista yet.)

After scanning your system for a while, SCANNER presents a "pie chart" of all drives with concentric outer rings divided into segments representing folders, subfolders, bigger files, etc. (If you have a lot of files, then tiny single files are probably "too small" to show up as a segment around a ring.)

Press the "+" repeatedly to expand the size of the display to see more detail around the rings (as your screen size permits). It makes for a better display.

Hover the cursor over a segment to see the size and name of the item in the top left corner.

Click on a segment to "drill down" into that branch of what would be a drive/folder tree to reveal more detail and deeper rings. It shows about 5 levels/rings deep at a time, but each parent folder always includes the total size for all deeper levels possibly not shown.

After only about a minute this "nested pie chart" method will seem incredibly intuitive -- more so, I think, than the rectangular-subdivided "treemaps" I've used before and as used by some of the other utilities mentioned previously.

However, those other utilities typically go a lot further in providing much more information, but is it really all necessary and useful to the task at hand?

SCANNER hasn't been updated for a while (it does its simple job well as it is), but perhaps a developer (like Abaiko D.S.M.) could use Steffen Gerlach's method of display and incorporate it into their "enhanced" product (with credits/acknowledgements given and permissions if required). He offers the source code.

Perhaps those who try it can report back (in the forums) what they do and don't like about SCANNER (or what does not work).

Try it, I think you'll really like it! And don't forget to leave useful criticism of today's GAOTD as well (mine was for Abaiko to incorporate a useful/intuitive graphical display).

Reply   |   Comment by harpo2448  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

when I clicked to see top 30 biggest file on both pcs, it tells me "there are no items to show!"

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

strange, on one pc this demands a reboot after install, and on the other pc it didn't demand a reboot. it opened and ran fine without reboot on the pc that is critically low on space, but on this pc that has plenty of space left, it demands a reboot before it can open. WEIRD!

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

hmmm, I have a good test to give today's Giveaway. Wonder what it can actually DO to help with freeing up disk space on a hard drive that is full of good programs from GAOTD, which is the condition of the hard drive on my other pc? What I need is something that will let me move everything INTACT and FUNCTIONAL to a new bigger hard drive, so that I don't lose all my great installed Giveaways.

Can today's giveaway do anything more than just tell you that a drive is running out of space, something which I've already known for quite a while now and have been seeking a SOLUTION for?

Can today's giveaway help SOLVE the problem of lack of space on the disk, or is it limited to only nagging you about the problem? What I need is SOLUTION to the problem (something that will let me transfer everything from the too-full hdd to a brand new much more spacious hdd so that my collection of good Giveaways installed will still be installed and still run!)

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@#28. Sorry, the FreeSpace program that I suggested seems to have problems with the totals. It appeared to be working but when you select a drive to show the percentage at the top, it gets some crazy numbers from somewhere.

Reply   |   Comment by dwm  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Okay then Fubar, so you must know by memory (or you use an *alternative* software that allows you to see your Linux partition) how much space is left on your Linux (lets assume we are working with Linux + Windows) partition when working in Windows should the need ever arise to know if you have enough space to install, lets say, another distro? If you need to make a decision if you will be able to shrink your Linux partition or not?

Where did I say there were not work arounds to not being able to see/use Linux partition in Windows? Of course there are work arounds - I was taking about native support. I was discussing native support in Windows and native support with this software. Using third party software to enable Ext2/ext3 support for Windows and this software is not native support.

Anyway, I went thru a lot of the free alternatives posted above and this would be my recommendations:

If you were interested in the "Top 30" feature of Disk Space Monitor, meaning you would like to quickly know what are the biggest files and biggest folders on your hard drive, I suggest trying SizeExplorer because I personally like the interface better then all the rest. If you do not like SizeExplorer, WinDirStat will do the same thing as SizeExploer but the interface is just a bit different and it is more slow in scanning. Lastly, if you are just interested in the biggest files on your computer, but would still like minimal information on biggest folders, SequoiaView is unbeatable.

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Well I saved a couple of MB. Uninstalled it straight away, can't see any use for it at all.

Reply   |   Comment by flint  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Okay bob #3, #7, #23, #27

We got the message by now. You are the representative of Abaiko :-)

Fact is that, as everybody said, this software has very little use and takes up more diskspace itself than other better free software. I just got told by WinDirStat that I sould delete disk space monitor to free up some diskspce. ;-D

Marry Christmas and Happy Hannuka

Reply   |   Comment by anonymous  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#5, Ashraf (and #24, Shane), it sounds like you're the one who hasn't worked with multiple OSes. This is a Windows program which is designed to warn you when volumes are becoming full. It makes no sense for it to monitor a Linux partition which isn't actively in use. If you're running Linux in a VM concurrent with Windows, then you can use Linux software which does the same thing. And I agree with #22, (german)werwölfchen, seeing other OS's volumes from within Windows has been available for years. I didn't even try to search, and found Ext2 Installable File System for Windows right off (which should be compatible with Abaiko Disk Space Monitor). It makes no sense to slam software which very clearly claims to do one thing when you want software which does something else.

#15, Spacepixie, Windows Media Center lets you specify how much disk space to use for recorded TV. It will never fill a volume. For technical reasons which I won't go into, it won't even use as much space as you tell it it can. It certainly won't use enough to interfere with the OS.

#17, John, Vista supports per-user disk quotas. I don't know if XP does, I never needed that feature.

When both are minimized to the tray, ADSM has a larger working set (memory use) than AnVir, which does far more. AnVir does consume more CPU, which would be expected. However, ADSM uses a lot of CPU for what it does. It uses almost as much as IE8 does running full-screen with multiple tabs open.

#26, Bob, if Windows is complaining about low disk space, then the volume is seriously low on free space. Never ignore low space warnings on the system volume. If it's just a data volume, it's less important, but I'd just free up the space, Windows doesn't need much on a data volume. XP and Vista need far more than the Windows low space warning will tell you about on the system volume.

If you have AnVir, clicking the disk usage icon will give you a running list of disk activity, most active apps, and if there's room, free space on each volume (updates about every second).

If you have PerfectDisk 2008, it has an interactive graphical disk space explorer.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This is very useful little utility! Thumbs up for this. Thanks GAOTD for this, definetely a keeper. Season greetings to you everyone!

Reply   |   Comment by seijuska  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This is only useful to admins (of Windows based systems). But terms say that this giveaway is for personal use only, so it can't be used by admins. I see no "personal" uses for this software. Windows can alert me if I'm running out of diskpace.
Thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by DDS  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hey, GoTD, I love you guys, but I thought you were promising some sort of "Greatest Hits" for Christmas week, and yet, since the day you started, I only see offerings that are overwhelmingly given the thumbs down with lots of complaints. Whre are those amazing softwares from the past year? again, no knock against your regular service, but you DID make a big to-do about how you were going to be giving us Fan Favorites or something every single day starting Saturday. I think yesterday's was given props from people who had downloaded it before, but it wasn't something stellar, and Saturday's and today's have been given big knocks, and Sunday's was a Christams screensaver, so I have to give you a (temporary) thumbs down for raising false hopes. Some Santa you are.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

When I turned off the "Enable Windows warning messages" I got an error dialog: "Error 0 opening key".

As many have said, this app is too simple to be of any use. If the Top 30 allowed you to set more criteria (e.g. not accessed for more than 100 days) then it would be more useful. I have almost 5 TB of disk and this app is not useful at all.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Except for professional servers, I don't see the need for a low disk space management (but I don't put a thumb down). The one by default in winXP is enough for me. I mean, I know already I'm low on free space when it happens. But the disk space visualization would more useful. Looks like it's not its goal.

FYI, there is a very good and quite eye-candy tool for windows disk space visualization. It's called WinDirStat. It analyzes a couple of drives, or a single folder, and shows it on a 2D map where you can see the proportional size of the files and folders. This is more than enough to find where you are loosing disk space the most.

Reply   |   Comment by gokudomatic  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi all!!

As nearly everybody already said this GAOTD is pretty useless,because everybody can check out the DISK SPACE of their own HD partitions manually and anyway Windows already has a low disk space warning pop-up by default so what's the point of replacing it with a shareware SW like this GAOTD?

If you make a research on the web about this issue, many so called Tech experts or PC GURUS tell you that Windows low disk space warning notifications are pretty annoying and for this reason they invite you to disable this windows feature.

Actually I strongly believe that the Windows low disk warning feature, despite being annoying, is very useful indeed because a low disk space could potentialy lead to loss of data or cause PC crashes not to mention that the Windows notifications come from the SRService, known as System Restore Service, so not just an annoying and idiotic Microsoft notification designed by our "friend" Bill to irritate people around the world.

It can also be used to restore your computer to a previous state when it has been affected by harmful changes such as a virus, spyware and so on and this cannot be applied when the disk space goes below 200 MB of free space on the drive because in such case Windows suspends System Restore on all drives and not just on the one which is low on disk space.

That's why I strongly believe that disabling Windows Low Disk Space Warning Notification is a MISTAKE.


So what's the point of downloading this "utility"? Maybe it's good for lazy people or for frantic PC users who are committed to download new programs or games all the time!


Having said that this application got a GOOD USER RATING on SOFTPEDIA:

h ttp://www.sof tpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/Abaiko-Disk-Space-Monitor.shtml


So it's not C
RAP as somebody said here in the previous comments or the faulty current USER RATING seems to suggest (89% thumbs down is simply ridiculous taking into account that this SW is not bad at all for what it does).



FREE (and in my view more complete) ALTERNATIVES:



- WinDirStat

- SizeExplorer Free 4.1

- HDGraph

- PCSpaceCheck

- ShowFreeSpace 0.1.0

- FreeSpacePro V4

- FreeSpace Pro v.3 3 (not VISTA compatible)

- Free Disk Space 2.01



Finally, whenever you get a warning messages from windows or programs like this GAOTD letting you know that you've run out of space but don't know which programs are using too much space on your HD, VISDIR FREE DISK SPACE FINDER is definetely the perfect tool designed to give you such information:

h ttp://www.download.com/VisDir-Free-Disk-Space-Finder/3000-2248_4-10487635.html?tag=mncol

(remove space)



It shows a great pie chart to find out what folders and large unnecessary files contain all the data eating up the hard drive.


Screenshots of this GEM here:

h ttp://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/VisDir-Free-Disk-Space-Finder-Screenshot-22463.html

(remove)



Hope you found my information useful.


Cheers from Italy!!

Giovanni

Reply   |   Comment by g i o v i 6 9  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#24: "windows can’t see the Linux partition unless I go into disk management which only gives me the total size of the partition. "

With a little help, windows can see (and even have read-write access) to some Linux partitions (but don't blame me if it breaks something there ^_^) - ext2fsd - "ext2 file system driver for winnt/win2k/winxp".

http://ext2fsd.sourceforge.net/projects/projects.htm

Reply   |   Comment by Baka  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I'm not sure what the point of this is. If you really need to know the files that are taking up the most space there are freeware programs that do this and do it better. I use WinDirStat myself. What happened to the time when GOTD gave away useful things, like Flash decompilers, and not screen savers and commercial programs that don't work as well as their freeware counterparts?

Reply   |   Comment by D_J  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I think many of you are missing the point. The real use for software like this is to monitor something you do not log in to regularily. Yes, I can check the disk usage on my computer, if I choose, but it sure is simpler to have a notifier email me about other computers I administer.

Are there 'better' programs for this? Absolutely. Everyone seems to have a favourite in in every category. Ever read a 'Top # Programs" list? Please try to keep the comments on "Does this software do what IT says it will do?", "Does this software do anything bad?", etc. Most of us do not care whether you think this type of software is useful.

Reply   |   Comment by bobsyeruncle  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I am commercially running (one person business) a Windows XP system with VMware. The virtual server is running Unix with Apache as a Webserver. XP and Unix run at the same time.
The webserver is in a 'set and forget' mode and connected to the internet. Clients can make their orders and data is accumulating in the Unix environment.
On XP I'm running invoice-batches at the same time.
The Unix system sends me (to my XP system; same hardware) mail from time to time with data like disk-usage, just to remember and trigger me.

Todays monitor giveaway is not for commercial use and I cannot use it because everything is allready setup and it's not for Unix, but I can easily imagine a case where a situation like mine would benifit from a monitor like this in a Windows environment.

I think (german)werwölfchen, #6 should have been deleted by the mods
#22: quote 'I´m using multiple OSes on a single machine since years - but NEVER had the NEED to run them parallel - not even on virtual machines'. Well as you see I have and I constantly do.

The fact that you did not see something ever happen doesn't mean a thing. I never saw Ashraf, but I do belief he exsist though! The world is more than you can ever see, but you still should be able to imagine to get great ideas.

Im looking forward to the comment of our Italian friend Giovanni, always good to read (I am a fan; he is no.1 for me).

Reply   |   Comment by Oscar H.  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Free alternative: HSI FreeSpace

Google for "HSI FreeSpace" or use http://www.sac.sk/files.php?d=14&l=F

It's very old but simple and works with NTFS, FAT, FAT32. It can be run from a flash key (thumb drive) and is very small (only 118KB).

Reply   |   Comment by dwm  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I think the basic point of this program is the ability to customize the limit of free space for each disk separately. Or even disable it for some drives.
Windows low disk space warning pop-ups are annoying me and the best solution is to disable it or adjust, but how? So today's GOTD just perfectly suited for this. Good replacement for Windows low disk space warning notifications.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

What do you think about this: "It is ideal for users who frequently record and edit video and audio or process photos and create high-quality graphics." I have taken this from official website.
No one works with video/audio/graphics?

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This program is a waste of space. If you need to install a program just to let you know you're almost out of space, you've obviously forgotten how to open My Computer and right click on a disk.

While I'm glad this is an actual program and not a cheezy screensaver, I am a little disappointed that is is not something I need. I agree with Wolfdogg, this is only something an admin MIGHT need.

Reply   |   Comment by Skeenis  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I agree with #1 Ashraf. I run windows vista and Linux Ubuntu and it sucks that windows can't see the Linux partition unless I go into disk management which only gives me the total size of the partition. I can see and navigate the windows partition with Linux...so it would be nice if the program could monitor the entire physical drive and not just the windows partition.

Reply   |   Comment by Shane  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#18 - uhm, "wife or daughter?" A little sexist, aren't we? I'm the geek in my entire family, both sides, and have a husband (yes, a male!) who can't figure out the simplest things half the time ("How do you move a file from one folder to another?").

That being said, yes, this would work perfectly for a situation where a user isn't knowledgeable about space. The emails would definitely come in handy as would the "Top 30."

Reply   |   Comment by erin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To be serious (and no longer ironic as above):

- Startup this with Windwows??? - would be a Total waste of your precious RAM!!
1. You can configure Wwindows´s BUILT IN feature to fit your needs
2. To get more abilities while consuming less RAM you could use AutoHotkey together with a small script to get e-mailed when running out of disk-space!!!
3. (To Ashraf:) I´m using multiple OSes on a single machine since years - but NEVER had the NEED to run them parallel - not even on virtual machines (even though I tested it, of course)... So what use does it have to get informed about a incident that can´t occur (running out of disk-space in another OS)
And full ACCESS to other file-systems is no longer a problem - since years!

Reply   |   Comment by (german)werwölfchen  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

As a system admin, I was pretty excited to see. I maintain at least 30 different apps, db and Citrix servers. But.. then, of course.. it says 'strictly personal usage'. Seems to defeat the purpose. The only real users of this would be admins. As many have said, who the hell can't look at their own computer to see if it's out of disk space? So.. it ends up being a little free advertising for Abaiko, as they know they're product isn't going to be purchased by home users anyway, so they're not losing money by offering it here. Clever kids! Well.. I may just try it out on a 1 or 2 of my servers anyway.. purely "experimentally" of course!
If you need a great smtp server to use with it, try QK SMTP. Hit me up if you need an "eval" copy.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff aka Wolfdogg  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I use Freemeter which displays onscreen the CPU/Disk/Memory activity and partition space for selected drives.
14. Its handy to see where you have space to transfer/create large temporary files (video renders or CD/DVD images) or move folders to.

For a personal PC there's little need for an app. to email that information to you.

Reply   |   Comment by Norman  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This is nothing but a big resource hog. The download size of 3mb alone is a joke if you look at the provided functionality. I suppose the software can have a use for “some” people with its e-mail notification function but besides that... I don't know. Not worth 20$ for sure.

If the “Top 30 biggest files” function catches your eye, I suggest taking a look at SequoiaView. This small (free) tool shows your files as a “cushion treemap”. Files are shown as “boxes” with the size of the box relative to the file size. A single look will reveal the biggest space eaters on a whole partition or just within a specific directory.

Reply   |   Comment by Tefnacht  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This program might be useful if your wife or daughter won't bother with little details like free space on their notebooks. You can install this program on their PCs and have it email you when they are running out of free space.

Apart from this, the worth is questionable, I would say.

Reply   |   Comment by Curt  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Going againt the trend, I think - I'm keeping this one.

Five of us share the same computer, three of whom are teenagers with sizeable iTunes folders. Without prying, the "Top 30" feature would let us see from time to time if any of them are going over the top with their collections and advise them to cut back a bit.

With that sort of use, yes, it's really only for people who adminster/run several computers or several users, but as a single-use app, it works for me. I don't need the email feature, and I wouldn't pay for it.

A freeware alternative is the old standby "Easy Cleaner" which does disk analysis amongst other things. The Top 30 feature of Abaiko is clearer, though.

To reghacker (comment 9): four of the first ten search results at the link you suggest point to today's program!

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I could only help but think this is for a windows server type system that you'd never be physically near.
Ether way its a bit of a joke for $20.

Reply   |   Comment by DarthNinja  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To Ashraf I would like to say that there are amny people out here who know very little about computers but being curious they bought one with t.v. tuners etc and what happened to their 1.5 TB computer? They taped much t.v. and ran out of room for even their operating system to run. Need I say more??? Ignorance is no excuse for some comments.

Reply   |   Comment by Spacepixie  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

My first computer, a Packard Bell had a 40MB hard drive. Now this program might be usefull for that size drive. But the developer apparently doesn't realize this is 2008 and hard drives are typically between 500BG and 1 terabyte drives are becoming more common.

Do we really need to monitor drives of this size? I don't think so.

Please try this corrected link:
http://tinyurl.com/7ovdlx

Reply   |   Comment by reghacker  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The developer states “Abaiko Disk Space Monitor is an essential piece of software for those that work extensively with a large number of files.”

I can appreciate the developers desire to assist a user with managing their personal disk storage. I can also agree that users who work extensively with a large number of files could use a utility that monitors that usage. However claiming that this program is that ‘essential’ piece of software I cannot agree with. When there are open source programs such as ‘WinDirStat’ which not only monitors disk usage, it provides comprehensive disk usage statistics both graphically, and in a directory list that’s coupled to a highlighted treemap that works vice versa. It also has built-in cleanup capabilities that includes open, show, properties, and delete.

It would behoove this developer to better scope out the competition before investing time and energy on moneymaking ventures where that time and energy would be better spent.

http://windirstat.info

Reply   |   Comment by Renegade  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Totally useless, except if you run an internet server, a forum, or such things. But who runs a server under Windoze? And under Linux, there are plenty of tools to do just that, free, of course.

Also, writing a tool like this one is probably the simplest task a programmer could imagine. So, IMO, selling it for $20 must be a joke!

Reply   |   Comment by r0lZ  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

"The tool is intended for both regular home users and system administrators who..." happen to have access to these wonderful things called "Administrative Tools", check the start menu or control panel (they're even included on XP Home).

Most people know how to check these things in explorer; if not open My Computer (just "computer" if you're on Vista) right click the drive you want to know about, and select Properties.

Chances are if you've got a single file or folder that's hogging a large percentage of the drive, you already know about it and want it there.

Apart from the grossly computer illiterate and maybe some lazy people, I can't see this being highly useful for anyone.

Thanks anyway GOTD and see you tomorrow.

PS. Will we be seeing version 2 of Direct Access? It's mostly sitting idle but I'd like the new version anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by browser  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

works on vista home premium 64 bit ( installed as admin)
reports all 3 of my NTFS partitions
did not cool my beers or warm my Tim Horton's coffee but do most of what it claimed it could do (i did not read what formats were reported but it did see my NTFS ones)
my Seagate HDD seems to run quieter but that could just be me as i did not do any sound test
gl and tc

Merry Xmas everyone

Reply   |   Comment by justchuck69  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I've used a similar program back in 1995 without the "cute" blue MicoSoft Office interface. It was a joke then and its a joke now.

Another useless utility to run at Windows startup?

Use it as a task schedular....isn't there enough running already?

I think all you "guys" know what you're thirty biggest files are....right!!!

Please, everyone right-click on the icon in the try and send feedback.

For all how need this important type of program, try these freeware alternatives:

http://letmegooglethatforyou/?q=free+disk+space+monitor+software

Reply   |   Comment by reghacker  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To 7
Because the program offers a configurable warnings and email reports.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Still not seeing the value here. Explorer tells me how much disk space I've used and how much I have left on each of my partitions. Why would I be needing an additional app to do this?

Reply   |   Comment by Father Head  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

extraordinary program! - a real must have!

Advantages:
- blows up your HD "on-demand" (CAREFUL: Your PC case must be big enough - else you will damage it, if not worse)
- triples the speed of writing/reading/deleting data from HD
- saves even power (… by ultra secret built-in features)
- cooles the feet of your RAM to exactly 100°
- and much more useful things

Reply   |   Comment by (german)werwölfchen  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

You guys must have never worked with multiple OSes before.

Yes I know this program is made for windows and is not Linux or Mac software. But that does not mean it cannot monitor Linux or Mac partitions. When I was working with Linux, I found it annoying that I was not able to see my existing Linux partitions natively in Windows, especially when I was trying to decide how/if to shrink current partitions or create new ones. This program might have been useful if it was able to monitor those Linux partitions and tell me how much space is left on them, etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#1-2, Ashraf, what's the point of your comments? This is a VB6 application for Windows, GOTD doesn't give away Linux or Mac software. What are you trying to do, run Linux in a VM with Windows? You should always check options, and your security software should warn you of new startup entries.

I agree that most users won't have a need for this. I suppose it could be useful if you need to be emailed that a disk is almost full. It does fix a few VB registry entries to their most recent VB6 versions. It takes about as much memory as a typical VB app. Things like Help and About are available from the Tray icon's context menu, not the main application window.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To 1 and 2
System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
So it will work with FAT, FAT32, NTFS, CDFS and maybe something I forgot.
No linux! And no MAC! This is for Windows :)

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Fail.

I used GParted liveCD to allow me to create multiple partitions. I made an extended partition so I could create 5-6 different format partitions to test out this program. I made 1 GB partition of each of the following:
ext2
ext3
hfs
hfs+
fat32

I loaded up Windows again and ran this program. Actually the program ran by it self since the developer set it by default to start up when windows starts (arrggg!). The only partition Disk Space Monitor picked up was the FAT32 one. Fail.

On the other hand, the "Top 30" feature look interesting. It can be entertaining, and maybe mildly useful depending on your situation, to know your top 30 biggest (in size) files and/or folders. However, the "Top 30" is not very intelligent - it tells me my Users folder is one of the biggest...no duh. But after the first couple of results, the rest are interesting to see.

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I can't help but wonder if today's giveaway is a joke =O.

Anyway, readme.txt specifically states to run Setup.exe first then Activate.exe. So if you have problems registering, do that. To check if you registered correctly, right click on the system tray icon -> About. I did not have to run anything as Administrator on my Vista machine - installation and registration went eventless.

I can't imagine this program being very useful to the average user. I would say this might be useful to people who run things like Linux + Windows, but the developer does not give details on if this program picks up none-NTFS partitions. I am currently planning on going to create a ext3 partition for Linux to see if this program picks it up right after I finish posting this. I will update.

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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