Is there a program that searches a drive or given directory for large files?

By Jskid
Jan 27, 2013
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  1. I don't know where all the space in my C: is going. Is there a program that searches for files of a large size or lists files according to their size?
  2. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    The following is freeware and doesn't require installation. It will find the 100 largest files on your drive:

    Largest Files Finder
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  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,724   +3,698

    I know my third party file manager has an advanced search that will do what you are asking. I'm sure there are others, that will do the same thing.
    I just noticed Windows 7 (if it's Windows 7 you are using) built-in search has limited ability to do this as well. From Explorer click in the search box at the top right and you will see a listing for "Date modified:" and "Size:". Click on "Size:" to select the range of file sizes you want to search for.
    • WinDirStat - This app has a nice GUI for showing you where your space is going.
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