WinDirStat is a program that graphically shows how the file system of the hard disk of a computer is distributed, which can be used to detect the folders that contain junk files occupying unnecessary space and that in turn can affect in a low of the performance Of Windows.
While there are cleaning applications, such as Ccleaner, which scan the system for cleanable files (such as temporary files, installation files, browser cache and so on), the analysis and statistics displayed by WinDirStat can serve To discover abnormalities not detected by such cleaning programs.
The application allows to visualize which folders take up more space, also to easily detect folders belonging to programs that were already removed from the system, program that are no longer used and can be uninstalled, folders with music or movies that no longer interests to keep or that could not Locate, and other types of analysis that can help optimize and free space on the hard disk. The graphical interface is very well done, being much more intuitive than the Windows file explorer.
A map is displayed containing blocks that identify different files, which are categorized into different colors to differentiate the file types they represent. It is possible to analyze a specific folder, for example the Windows folder of the system or the folder "Program files", and in turn choose a subfolder of these to analyze in greater depth its distribution. It can also be useful to sort by size and deepen the analysis of those folders that take up more space.
From the application it is possible to permanently delete any directory or file, or you can choose to move them temporarily to the recycle bin.
WinDirStat 1.1.2 is the latest version of this software available for Windows in Spanish, which can be downloaded for free.