Netbooks are not known to have massive hard drives that you’ll automatically get when you buy a full-sized computer. No doubt, one of the biggest reasons for this is probably because when you buy a netbook, you’re buying something which is supposed to be as cheap as possible. My theory is that they use parts that can no longer go into their main-tier laptops, which is why most netbooks come with 1Gb RAM and lesser-than-standard hard drive sizes.
Now, that’s not exactly the point of this article. The problem with small hard drives are that sometimes we go on an installation rampage, such as what I did when I installed Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops. A complete waste of space, since these games are pretty much unplayable. However, the problem with some games are that they hide themselves well within some nook and cranny of your hard drive which is not immediately apparent to the default Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. You might have to open up Steam to realize how much space is being wasted on games that you cannot play.
Enter TreeSize Free. TreeSize Free is a free program that does a simple job very elegantly. By using bar graphs, it shows you how much space a certain folder is taking up, such that you will be able to determine what’s taking up space and it allows you to determine potential space-wasting software, unnecessary downloads and torrents that should be moved to an external hard drive.
TreeSize Free can be downloaded from here.
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