See your files in a new way – SequoiaView

I have always tried cleaning out my hard drive of large files and trying to find them all has always been a pain in the arse. I then stumbled on a very useful application that allows you to see your file sizes visually. You don’t have to see it in tree view and try and wonder where those pesky files are. Here is a screenshot

SequoiaView
SequoisaView

SequoiaView uses a visualization technique called cushion treemaps to provide you with a single picture of the entire contents of your hard drive. You can use it to locate those large files that you haven’t accessed in one year, or to quickly locate the largest picture files on your drive.

  • scottleckie

    Hi there.

    I love Sequoiaview but my biggest bugbear is when you want to look at a small corner of a 4TB volume, then Sequoiaview insists on indexing the entire volume.
    As an exercise, I rewrote Sequoiaview as a .Net application and it is available at http://www.scottleckie.com/2009/06/filetreeview

    Today, I have also published the sourcecode so, hopefully, people can use the techniques in future applications. The source can be got from http://www.scottleckie.com/2010/04/filetreeview

    Thanks,
    Scott