1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Directory Size Utility

Discussion in 'Programming & Webmastering' started by Mindweaver, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Drone

    Drone

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,476 (1.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,180
    Transparent 32x32

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    "Hog" feature sounds useful
    Mindweaver says thanks.
  2. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,139 (2.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,646
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    I've almost finished with v1.4.. I'd like to add another button.. A refresh button, but can't seem to find or make one I like so far. So, Drone good buddy.. hehehe You got any refresh images 32x32? If so post it and I'll add it and rebuild v1.4 with the new button. :toast:
    Crunching for Team TPU
  3. Drone

    Drone

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,476 (1.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,180
    Well done and here you go:

    [​IMG]
  4. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,139 (2.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,646
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    Crunching for Team TPU
  5. Drone

    Drone

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,476 (1.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,180
    Yup

    [​IMG]
    Mindweaver says thanks.
  6. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,139 (2.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,646
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    New! Directory Size Utility BETA v1.4

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

    Download here!


    Main Screen - New Screen!
    [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013
    VulkanBros and qubit say thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  7. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,139 (2.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,646
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    What's everyone think about the new look?
    Crunching for Team TPU
  8. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,139 (2.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,646
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    I'm working on a big update and should have it ready tomorrow. I've added a cool new feature where you can select directories with an Explorer type view. :toast:
    Crunching for Team TPU
  9. VulkanBros

    VulkanBros

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Messages:
    1,296 (0.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    253
    Location:
    The Pico Mundo Grill
    Cool - however I am more the "Ordinary" / classic Windows stile view - BUT You should'nt care too much about my opinion - main thing for me is the functionality of the app - and that is top notch :)
    Mindweaver says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  10. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,139 (2.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,646
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    Thanks buddy! I've got a lot of new features in the new version. One of the other cool features is that it's now multi threaded. :toast: I'm still working on the multi threaded optimization, but what I've got so far I like a lot.

    I like the classic Windows style as well, but that's going to take some work to figure out how to make it function correctly. :toast: I got to say thought, I really like the new explorer type view. I'm not getting a lot of feed back on this project so I'm doing a lot of testing for stability before I release it. :toast:
    VulkanBros says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  11. VulkanBros

    VulkanBros

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Messages:
    1,296 (0.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    253
    Location:
    The Pico Mundo Grill
    Well - I am working at a large company as an VMware technician - so during daytime I am sitting inn front of various big hosts (mostly these: 12 x (HP DL385 G7 - w. 2 x 8 core Opetrons and 72 Gig mem each) - so If You want help testing - I have some spare time and hardware/OS :).
    The biggest problem will be the time diff. (US vs Europe) (6 hours between North Carolina and Denmark) it is 1800 (or 06 pm) in NC now and midnight in Denmark now)
    Mindweaver says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  12. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,139 (2.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,646
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    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.



    Download Here


    Main Screen - New Screen!
    [​IMG]


    Download Here
    VulkanBros says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  13. VulkanBros

    VulkanBros

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Messages:
    1,296 (0.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    253
    Location:
    The Pico Mundo Grill
    I like the Explorer View - reminds me of Norton Commander
    Mindweaver says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  14. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,139 (2.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,646
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    Thanks buddy! Did you notice when ever you clicked on a directory in the explorer view, it updates the total size at the bottom to show you the size of the directory selected? :toast:
    Crunching for Team TPU
  15. Sasqui

    Sasqui

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    7,430 (2.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,270
    Location:
    Manchester, NH
    Cool utility that we used to use in the DOS days!

    I've got to try it out at home, but here's one of the best features of the old utility:

    A bar graph by each folder, listing the relative size of each folder. It was great for flagging large files when housecleaning on a network... or home PC for that matter.
    Mindweaver says thanks.
  16. VulkanBros

    VulkanBros

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Messages:
    1,296 (0.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    253
    Location:
    The Pico Mundo Grill
    Yes I noticed......the Explorer view is beginning to be my favorite - it takes the utility to a hole new dimension....great stuff
    Mindweaver says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  17. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,139 (2.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,646
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    Thanks guys for the feed back. I've got some more features I'm working on in the advanced tab. I'm also working on a way to add the total directory size off to the side of the folder name in the explorer view. :toast:
    Crunching for Team TPU
  18. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,139 (2.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,646
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    Thanks to everyone who has tried it! Everybody else hurry up and get it while it's hot! :toast: Any feed back is welcome! :toast:
    Crunching for Team TPU
  19. lemonadesoda

    lemonadesoda

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    6,242 (2.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    963
    COPY PASTE FROM ANOTHER THREAD (at request of Mindweaver)

    Duplication. See screenshot

    [​IMG]

    Oh, I did VIEW/DETAIL and got triplication!

    [​IMG]

    If I rescale the windows, so I can see more on the RHS, then the LHS size information disappears. I cannot adjust the column widths, and by default, the "size" data disappears when I open up the RHS a little

    [​IMG]

    If I click on a directory on the LHS, then surely the RHS should show the files in that subdirectory? Doesnt. This is non-obvious behaviour and feels like a bug. I'd go with standard protocol/behaviour or you will have many others coming back here to complain about this.

    The program "freezes" while it is working. Better to have some dialog, "working..." that disappears when complete. Otherwise it's not clear to the user what is going on.

    Screen does not update during the working time... so if you switch out of this application, and then back in, the screen is all farked.

    Exporting to Excel gave me this error. (No Excel 2003 was not open). Where are you "forcing" temp files?

    [​IMG]

    I can't find any print option, or output to HTML or something else useful.

    When I exported this... to txt

    [​IMG]

    I got this...

    [​IMG]

    (also known as diddlyshit)

    What am I going to export exactly? Both columns, just the left, just the right? Not clear. Obviously the "control" windows is the LHS... so how do I print or export those folder statistics?

    Mindweaver my dear friend... you shall be working many long hours...
    Mindweaver says thanks.
  20. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,139 (2.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,646
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    Thanks for adding this to this thread. Well to answer your question, the only part that gets exported is the right side. I'll add another feature to export the folder side. The left side is just the folder view and the right side is the file view. So, I guess my next question is do you think I should have both lists export to one file(text, excel) or export as two files one folder view and the other file view? Also, can you launch your excel program and open Windows task manager and tell me what is the process name for excel? Thanks! :toast:

    EDIT: I see why excel export may not be opening for you. I only have it coded to work with 07 and greater... I'll add 03 as well. :toast:
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2013
    Crunching for Team TPU
  21. Absolution

    Absolution

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Messages:
    273 (0.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    37
    Comparing to other similar utilities out there, maybe you can add some sort of visual representation (maybe a pie chart/bar graph or something) as a default view and the directory view as an alternate.
    Mindweaver says thanks.
  22. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,139 (2.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,646
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    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.

    Download HERE!

    Don't forget to enter to win this game bundle! here Drawing is this Friday!
    VulkanBros says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  23. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,139 (2.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,646
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    Change Log v1.6.1

    1. Resolved an issue in the peek feature with the colors not coding correctly.
    Crunching for Team TPU

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page