No additional functionality is provided beyond providing information in a standard Maverick viewing window. However, additional information is displayed so that you may determine which folders or files use the most disk space. This may be useful when a hard disk is (nearly) full. Typically, a lot of junk can be deleted. The function of this applet is to help you to decide quickly where to look for space savings by deleting data that is no longer required.
- Because sub directories have to be scanned to acquire disk usage information, some delay may be experienced when whole drives or large directories are profiled.
- Because of the enormouse range of possible file sizes, the Magnitude field displays disk usage in a geometric manner. If one file is twice as large as another, it will have three or four more bars in its Magnitude field.
- Disk usage information may not be available for compressed directories (as may be found on Win NT4/2K/XP installations).
- A menu of additional functions may be added in the future.
- Programs (a.k.a. applications) should never be deleted - they should be uninstalled. Once
uninstalled, orphan directories belonging to the application may be deleted.
NB: Some uninstall procedures require the computer to be restarted. This should be done BEFORE deleting any apparently orphaned directories.