Windows 10 introduces a tool to analyze the contents of drives

Windows 10 introduces a tool to analyze the contents of drives


According to online sources, Microsoft is working on introducing a new Windows 10 command line tool called DiskUsage. With this feature, users will be able to find out what exactly is taking up disk space.

According to reports, DiskUsage is currently being deployed in test builds of Windows 10, which are available to members of the Microsoft Insider Program. With its help, you can easily determine which folders take up a lot of space on a particular disk, inside a partition or directory.

It is reported that filters can be applied to certain types of files, so that the scan results can be more detailed. With the help of additional filters, you can easily identify the largest folders, as well as skip certain files during the scanning process, depending on their type. The function provides the ability to sort folders by the amount of space they occupy. In addition, it can be used to easily find and sort files that are larger or smaller than the value specified in the filter.

For users familiar with how the Windows command line works, the DiskUsage tool will be easy to master. The source says that currently the mentioned function can only be accessed from the command line. However, it is possible that in the future, developers will add the ability to analyze data stored on disks using the Settings application. When the DiskUsage feature may appear in stable versions of Windows 10 is still unknown.

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