Usually it is only a matter a few days or weeks before your new storage disk gets almost half filled up after the installation. Where does all that storage space go, what files are occupying all of the disk space – are a few questions that soon start to come across your mind. And a new software called Space Radar is here to answer all of these questions for you. Space Radar can display the disk usage in form of colorful sunburst charts (also called ring charts) helping you understand which folders and files are taking up most of the disk space.
Space Radar is available for Mac and Windows both. The software is built using NPM and is therefore very responsive. As soon as you launch Space Radar, you are asked to choose the scanning of a folder or a root (disk partition or volume). The scanning of a whole disk volume might take a longer time depending on how many files you have stored on that volume. While the scanning of a folder is relatively faster, unless you choose one of those large system folders (e.g., C:\Windows or C:\Program Files).
After the scanning you are shown a beautiful colored sunburst chart. You can hover your mouse cursor over the chart to see which folders or files a particular portion of the chart corresponds to. You can click on any portion of a chart belonging to a folder to see the sunburst chart of that folder.
If you remove any folders or files while the Space Radar is still running, then you will have to re-scan the disk partition or folder once again to see the changes in the Space Radar’s sunburst charts. So if you are wondering which of the files are consuming so much space on your large storage disk drive, then you can just use the free Space Radar software and visually find out all the largest folders on your disk.
You can download Space Radar for Windows or Mac from https://github.com/zz85/space-radar/releases.