How To Find Out What Your Hard Disk Contains Using The Disk Management Tool?

Like I don’t know what secrets my wardrobe contains, so is the case with the 1 TB hard disk in my Windows 10 computer. My closet is a lost cause; however, as far as my hard drive is concerned, recently I have come across a certain Disk Management Tool that can analyse my hard disk in no time. It can then prepare a report categorizing the amount of storage space taken by Images, Videos, Audio Files, Junk files etc.

You might have guessed it by now that it is quite challenging to analyze the disk manually; hence we need an automated tool. I recommend using Disk Analyzer Pro (DAP), a fantastic tool used to analyze and tell you what your hard disk contains. To know more about the features of this application, you can continue reading below.

Features Of Disk Analyzer Pro, An Amazing Disk Management Tool:

Disk Analyzer Pro- An Amazing Disk Management Tool

Identify Large Files in your PC

Finds Temporary and Junk Files

Note:  It is essential to identify the file before deleting it lest you delete an important system file.

identify the Duplicate Files

How to Use Disk Analyzer Pro as a disk management tool in Windows 10?

One of the features about DAP that always fascinates me is that fact that despite facilitating so many important features of analysing drives and hard disk, it is easy to use and requires a few clicks to complete any operation. Here are the necessary steps for operating Disk Analyzer Pro:

Step 1: Download Disk Analyzer Pro from the link below.

Step 2: Once you have downloaded the application. Double click the file to begin the installation. Follow the on-screen prompts with positive responses to complete the installation.

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Step 3: Launch DAP and you will see the following screen.

Launch DAP

You can either click on the User Manual or Tutorial to check the steps on how and what can be done with Disk Analyzer app or click on Continue to start using the app.

Step 4: Choose the disk and click on Start Scan.

Choose the disk and click on Start Scan

Step 5: Once the categorization process is complete, you can perform many different steps to delete the files or analyse where your storage space has been occupied.

categorization process in dap

Step 6: Click on View Tab on the top and then on the Files List to reveal many options. Some of these options are sorting the files on your system based on size, date, junk, zero size, images, audios etc.

sorting the files on your system

Step 7:  Click on any filter you want, and the files will be sorted as per the filter chosen. For example, in this case, I have chosen Big Size Files which display Hiberfil.sys and Pagefile.sys are the top two files which have consumed most space. As these are temp files, I can delete them if I want to by making a right-click and selecting the appropriate option.

display Hiberfil

Step 8: Similarly explore the app, and you can also use the User Manual from the first screen and download it for future reference.

The Final Word on How to find out what your Hard disk contains using Disk Management tool?

Disk Analyzer Pro has proven to be a remarkable and unique tool that can categorize our files and folders into various groups and display them to us in an interactive report format. It becomes easy to identify those files that are consuming much space and exist in the system for a long time. It also aids in identifying duplicates files and provides provisions to delete or move them.

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