"File and Disk Manager"
DiskBoss Pro takes is a disk management software with several different features that give you the ability to view disk space usage, find and delete duplicate files, perform synchronization tasks, migrate data and do many other stuff that you don’t normally find in a single program.
The installation procedure is short, straightforward and doesn't require you to configure any advanced settings. The program is completely clean from viruses, spyware and other types of malicious software and doesn't contain any additional software either.
DiskBoss works without problems under Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 Server 2003, Server 2008, Storage Server 2008, Server 2012 and Storage Server 2012.
Once you launch the program for the first time a window will open and ask you to make some initial settings, like show delete confirmation dialog, process directory links and junctions, process and show files’ user names, show protected system files and hide file extensions. Enable the ones you wish and click “Save” to continue.
The main window doesn’t have anything special on it; there’s the menu bar and toolbar at the top, an address field, 3 panes scattered on the left and right hand sides of the window (one on the left, two on the right) which, apart from disk directories can also display commands, bookmarks, history, filters and the status of your computer (free disk space, RAM and CPU usage). All items inside the current directory are displayed in the center of the window.
DiskBoss has plenty of functions for your drive. You can search for files in it using more advanced filters than Explorer’s, such as filename, extension, full path, category, date created/modified/last accessed, text string, HEX pattern, JPEG EXIF Tag or use nested rules.
The Disk Space Analysis feature will list your files according to their size so that you can see which ones take up the most space, plus it will let you categorize them by various filters (file type, file size, extension, date created/modified/last accessed, etc.). To make all this information more comprehensible you can take a look at the accompanied pie charts.
A duplicate file cleaner is available to the user as well, for finding copies of files hidden in the disk.
DiskBoss SMART Viewer will let you know if there’s something wrong with your disk by reading the SMART data.
Folder synchronization is supported too. You can use one of the synchronization modes (synchronize destination directory, update direction directory, accumulate and update files in directory, etc.), set your own custom synchronization rules and exclude certain directories from the process.
You could say that newbies might have a problem getting used to the program’s interface, but there’s nothing too complicated. In fact, on the product’s website users can find many helpful guides and information about its features.
A few decent alternatives are WinDirStat (free), TreeSize (paid), FCorp Drive-Thru (free) and FilePro (paid). The best ones out of those are WinDirStat and TreeSize.
A great disk management utility with lots of features. A 30-day trial is available for everyone, so don’t miss the chance to try it out now!
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