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  1. Mindweaver

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    New! Directory Size Utility BETA v1.6.1

    What the Directory Size Utility can do.

    1. This Utility is great for viewing folder sizes inside a directory.
    2. You can view folder, and file sizes across a network.
    3. By double clicking the directory path in the first list you can open that directory.
    4. You can export the file list (second list) to a text file.
    5. Columns can be reordered by clicking and dragging them to new position.
    6. Double click the split panel will extend the width of the first list.
    7. View total size of the selected Directory.
    8. New "Peek" feature!
      • Selecting something in the Directory column in the Directory view (Left window) while holding "z" will peek into that directory!
      • Double clicking the Directory column in the directory view(Left window) while holding "z" will add the folder.


    Main Screen - New Screen!
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    File selection Screen
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    About Screen
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    Change Log v1.6.1

    1. Resolved an issue in the peek feature with the colors not coding correctly.


    Change Log v1.6

    1. Resoved an issue where selecting "Detail" from the "View" drop down would cause duplicates.
    2. New "Peek" feature!
      • Selecting something in the Directory column in the Directory view (Left window) while holding "z" will peek into that directory!
      • Double clicking the Directory column in the directory view(Left window) while holding "z" will add the folder.
    3. New color coded feature in both Size columns for Detailed view.
    4. Exporting to Excel will now Export both Folder (left) and File (right) window. In the excel file the Folder, and File window will be on different sheets.
    5. Add a feature to export to older excel 97-2003 (.xls) from the file/export drop down window.

    Change Log v1.1
    1. New button icons!
    2. New Total selected directory size!
    3. Made the Exit button text bigger!

    Change Log v1.2
    1. Resolved an issue were the "Delete file", "Sort by Size", and "Export file" buttons would run into the "About" button and cause the "Directory Size Utility" to crash.
    2. New right click menu("Get folder...", "Open folder") for folder list.
    3. New right click menu("Launch file", "Delete file") for file list.
    4. Aligned total folder size at the bottom to center the program.
    5. Double clicking the file in file list will now launch the file.

    Change Log v1.3
    1. Resolved an issue where resizing caused the "Directory Size Utility" to crash.
    2. New button Icons.
    3. New high resolution icon for the Directory Size Utility.
    4. New Delete folder button.
    5. New right click menu item("Delete folder") for folder list.
    6. New Export to Excel button.
    7. Renamed "Get folder..." to "Add folder..."
    8. Clicking "Directory Size Utility" name in the about window will take you to the home web page.

    Change Log v1.4
    1. New button icons!. - Thanks Drone
    2. New Refresh button.

    Change Log v1.5

    1. New Menu strip(File, Edit, View, Advanced, Help)
    2. Removed "About" button and add "About" in Help drop down.
    3. File dropdown menu list (Add folder..., Export(Text file, Excel File), Exit)
    4. Edit dropdown menu list (Delete file, Delete folder)
    5. View dropdown menu list (Detail, Explorer - Beta)
    6. Advance dropdown menu list (Check for updates)
    7. Help dropdown menu list (About)
    8. New multi threaded
    9. New "Explorer - Beta" turns the folder list into a Explorer type view.
    10. New in the "About" window when hovering over the "Directory Size Utility" changes the text color to blue to show it as a clickable link to the site.


    No bugs in this release yet!

    Disclaimer
    • The "Directory Size Utility" is provided as is without any guarantees or warranty.
    • The author is under no obligation to provide support, service, corrections, or upgrades to the "Directory Size Utility".
    • The posted file is in no way associated with "techpowerup!". Please direct any issues or questions in this thread.
    • By executing or Downloading the "Directory Size Utility" you agree to these terms.


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    Very nice, works. Would be nice if it gave a total size for the folder too though. Otherwise, nice utility!
     
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    I'm working on the total size now. I hope to have another update out tomorrow. :toast:
     
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    Cool, good work!
     
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    I've listed what the Directory Size Utility can do in the OP. :toast: Please check it out, all feed back is welcome. :toast:
     
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    Nice MW. What are you writing it in?
     
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    Right now just vb.net, but I may re write it in c# just for the practice. :toast: I just put this one together quick, because I needed to view sizes of directories on the network(mapped drives, shared drives, etc..).

    There's another program out there that does this, but I needed that network feature and I didn't want to pay for there Pro version. Plus, you don't need to install my version on the other pc. This is also, a great way to view what's hogging up space on your small SSD's. Example: hiberfil.sys, Nvidia's "Installer2" folder, etc.. :toast:
     
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    New! Directory Size Utility BETA v1.1

    New features!
    1. New button icons!
    2. New Total selected directory size!
    3. Made the Exit button text bigger!

    Download here
     
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    Is that the one for download in the original post? You should list the version up for download. :toast:
     
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    Yea buddy, Whenever I post the new version it's always updated on the OP download section. :toast: I'll start adding a link in the post to lead to the OP download like this Download here
     
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    New! Directory Size Utility BETA v1.2


    Change Log v1.2
    1. Resolved an issue were the "Delete file", "Sort by Size", and "Export file" buttons would run into the "About" button and cause the "Directory Size Utility" to crash.
    2. New right click menu("Get folder...", "Open folder") for folder list.
    3. New right click menu("Launch file", "Delete file") for file list.
    4. Aligned total folder size at the bottom to center the program.
    5. Double clicking the file in file list will now launch the file.

    Download here!
     
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    Hey any suggestions are welcome! Thanks fellow members! I'm working on some new features and should be ready tomorrow. :toast:
     
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    First of all nice utility, Mindweaver!
    Second of all, it's so nice to see that this section ain't dead.

    I have a few questions/suggestions, maybe you'd want to see ...
    • maybe you rename Get Folder button caption to something more intuitive? Add Folder, Get Folder Size, Check Folder Size or something like that?
    • Could you add subfolder files to the right pane? (it can be a tickbox with include sub dirs)
    • maybe you also add export list to excel?
    • there's delete file button maybe you add delete folder button too?
    • and finally maybe you can add UP button for directories?
     
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    Thanks buddy! Yea, this section's not dead. Kreij and I have big plans for this section. I don't want to give nothing away, but we have some bigger projects down the road. :toast: I feel I'm pretty good at coding with different languages, but I'm well behind Kreij's level of experience with those other Languages. I've been working on those other languages, and soon I'll feel comfortable enough to start, and not feel like I'm holding the project back. :toast:

    Now on to your suggestions.

    • maybe you rename Get Folder button caption to something more intuitive? Add Folder, Get Folder Size, Check Folder Size or something like that? Yea, that's been bothering me and I like your suggestion "Add Folder". I'll change it on the next release.
    • Could you add subfolder files to the right pane? (it can be a tickbox with include sub dirs) I could add this, but let me see if I understand what you're asking. By subfolders you mean add all the folders in the left panel to the right panel? Those folders are all the subfolders in the "Get folder".
    • maybe you also add export list to excel? I'll add this on the next release.
    • there's delete file button maybe you add delete folder button too? I'll add this on the next release.
    • and finally maybe you can add UP button for directories? I'll add this on the next release.

    These are all great suggestions! Thanks Drone! :toast:
     
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    Just seen this. Nice one, MW. :toast:
     
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    Thanks buddy! I'm glad you like it. If you have any suggestions, Post them up buddy! :toast:
     
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    I have a couple of interesting programs but I doubt anyone cares lol so I don't bother to post them.

    Not exactly. I mean files from subfolders. For example I have a main folder with files and subfolders which have files inside. If I click add folder then I get parent folder and "daughter" folders in the left pane while the right pane has only files from the parent folder, and not files from the "daughter" folders. So what I say is, maybe you could add a checkbox below which says "show files from sub-directories". Forget it if it's too confusing lol. Just thought it wouldn't be bad to have that feature.

    A couple of things:

    a) a unimportant suggestion:

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    In Windows 8 in Windows Explorer when I click View -> Large icons or Extra large icons program icon gets fuzzy. Could you create an icon with higher resolution so it'd look nice in Windows 8?

    b) I encountered a bug with this utility, see the screenshot:

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    It happened when I moved the mouse cursor to the lower right corner and dragged it to resize the utility window (making it bigger and then smaller again). That error poped up and crashed the utility.


    Ah no problem, and thanks to you. :toast:
     
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    New! Directory Size Utility BETA v1.3


    Change Log v1.3
    1. Resolved an issue where resizing caused the "Directory Size Utility" to crash. - Thanks Drone!
    2. New button Icons.
    3. New high resolution icon for the Directory Size Utility.
    4. New Delete folder button.
    5. New right click menu item("Delete folder") for folder list.
    6. New Export to Excel button.
    7. Renamed "Get folder..." to "Add folder..."
    8. Clicking "Directory Size Utility" name in the about window will take you to the home web page.

    Download here!

    Main Screen
    [​IMG]
     
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    Hey guys I've set the new version to keep the top most focused app. Now the "Directory Size Utility" stays on top of everything. This includes when opening a folder or file it opens behind the "Directory Size Utility".. I think I'm going to change that on the next release. What do you all think? Also, Drone how do you like the new Icon? :toast:
     
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    The new icon is awsum :)
     
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    Thanks buddy! Yea, I used it on my Windows 8 laptop, and I like it. :toast: What do you think about the new button Icons?
     
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    They seem little bit blurry. And maybe you change their style? What do you think about this delete folder icon? (32x32)

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    Wow! I like that, can you make it 16x16? Along with a file delete?
     
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    [​IMG]

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    Is it ok, or it's too bad? (not transparent)
     
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