iBoysoft DiskGeeker for Windows Online Help - Space Analyzer

Overview of Space Analyzer

Space Analyzer helps to analyze the usage of the PC hard drive or an external disk. It can quickly find big files and folders on the system partition, user folder, or other specified folders, then you can delete unnecessary items to free up disk space.

Space Analyzer provides three features:

  • OS partition analysis: Analyze the storage usage of the system partition.
  • User folder analysis: Analyze the storage usage of the current user folder.
  • Specific folder analysis: Analyze the storage usage of any folder you choose.

Space Analyzer works in two phrases, it first scans the files, and then you can delete unwanted items there.

The whole scanning process for the OS partition and the user folder could be long for a large amount of data. During the process, you can cancel the scanning at any time. The scanned results are displayed in two modes: Visual mode and Non-visual mode.

Then you can simply drag-drop unwanted files or folders and delete them with one click to release more space on the internal or external storage media.

How to Analyze a Partition or Folder and Clean Files?

You can use the Space Analyzer module in iBoysoft DiskGeeker for Windows to view what's taking the disk space, and delete unnecessary files to free up disk space, here’s how:

Step 1: Run iBoysoft DiskGeeker for Windows on your PC.

Step 2: Select a space analysis feature and wait for the scanning to complete.

choose Space analyzer

You can choose the Space Analyze module on the main interface, then select the desired function, or directly click those functions within the Space Analyzer box on the main interface.

When you click OS partition analysis and User folder analysis, the file scanning process automatically begins, if you want to analyze a specified folder, you should locate it on your hard drive and select it, then click Confirm to begin the scanning.

space analysis process

Step 3: View the scanned results of the OS partition or selected folder.

visual mode

The scanned results are displayed in non-visual mode by default, listed on the left side, and sorted by size, you can click the folder to check the sub-folders.

Besides, you can toggle on the Visual mode button at the upper right corner to view the scanned results intuitively.

Step 4: Drag and drop any unwanted folders into the Trash Bin at the bottom of the window (a blue circle).

This step collects all the items you prepare to delete from the scanned OS partition or folder, and it shows the total size of the collected files.

Click the Trash Bin to check all added items, if you change your mind to delete a certain folder, click the Remove button next to it to move it out of the Trash Bin.

collect unwanted files

Step 5: Click the Delete button to permanently delete all Trash Bin files collected there.

FAQ about Space Analyzer in iBoysoft DiskGeeker for Windows

1. Which space analysis feature should I choose in Space Analyzer?

If you want to view all the files and folders within the OS partition, you should choose OS partition analysis, it presents the preceding and following levels of directories of the current path.

The User folder is located in the OS partition, you can choose User folder analysis to scan only this folder where your user account-related files are located such as user profile, contacts, favorites, downloads, music, documents, videos, games, etc.

If you want to scan other non-OS partitions or specific folders in case you know the target location contains unused files and needs to be cleaned up, then choose the Specific folder analysis feature.

2. Can I cancel the process when Space Analyzer is scanning the partition/folder?

Yes, you can stop the scanning process by clicking the Cancel button on the window at any time and it won't list any scanned files/folders there. If you want to analyze the disk space again, you need to repeat the above steps.

3. How to remove certain files/folders prepare to delete from the Trash Bin?

If you mistakenly collect a file or regret adding a certain file to the Trash Bin, you can remove it from there before the deletion, just tap the blue Trash Bin, and click the Remove button next to the item.

4. Which files can I delete to free up disk space?

It is safe to delete the hibernation file, Windows temp folder, the recycle bin, Windows.old folder, downloaded program files, livekernelreports, rempl folder, etc. If you are unsure whether a certain file/folder is safe to be deleted, you'd better keep it.

5. Can I cancel the deletion after Space Analyzer starts deleting?

Yes, you can click the Cancel button during the deleting process.

6. Will it delete my files/folders if I cancel the deletion?

It depends. If you are deleting a lot of files in large size, it takes time, then when you cancel the deletion timely, the file may not have been deleted, or part of them are already deleted. In case you are deleting a few files, the speed could be very fast, even if you cancel it, those files may be deleted. Therefore, check the files/folders collected in the Trash Bin before you click the Delete button.

7. Why does it say fail to delete some files and folders?

The files/folders you want to delete could be read-only, usually, the system files, or the items are being used, Space Analyzer can't delete them.

You can click the path of files that can not be deleted on the error message to check its properties or head to the Task Manager to view which process is using the files/folders.

8. Can I recover the deleted files or folders?

Once you delete the files with Space Analyzer, you can't recover them back.