Show disk usage, directory printer, find duplicate files, rename files, and maintain your files - all in 1 tool
Latest Version: 44
Price: $25 US Dollars, payments can be made in other currencies
Unlike other programs, there is only one version of Directory Report
You are never confused on whether to buy a standard, professional or enterprise version
Free Trial Period: 10 days
Trial Version is fully functional
Unlike other programs, the trial program has no limitations
Runs on MS Windows platform
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multiple filenames (due to Google Drive's pesky renaming to (1) and
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If you're looking for a powerful and highly reliable file utility nothing comes close to the "Directory Report" software. It's the best.
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Directory Report is so easy to use since it looks just like the Microsoft Explorer (screen shot)
Directory Report can scan over 9 million files
Highly efficient use of memory
New in version 43:
64 bit version can scan unlimited number of files
The main screen shows the total size of each directory
As you open each folder - the total sizes of their directories are shown
Directory Report always shows the folder size
This quickly shows you where all your disk space is going
Directory Report is so easy to use since it looks just like the
MS Explorer, but in addition, it has two more columns:
Size of the directory,
Size of the directory including all subdirectories
Directory Report helps you find and clean up the following
1 Huge data files left over even after uninstalling programs
2 New computers come with pre-installed bloatware
I scanned my home computer and found 2.4 gig of preinstalled bloatware
There are many other folder size programs that show confusing
colored blocks or colored fans
Directory Report versus the competition
Easy to understand display shows total size in bytes.
No confusing eye candy
"This simple, old-school tree view is still the clearest and most comprehensible way to display directories and their contents"
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|Disk space fan
Confusing colored circles
For each owner, show their total number of files and total bytes
This is ideal for network maintenance
It will show you who is using up all your valuable network disk space
(Before scanning - select the option: Largest / Compute Largest Owner)
Do you want to see all files owned by a certain user?
Display the largest files screen
Turn on the file owner column
Sort by file owner
Enter the user name as a filter
Here are the results comparing Directory Report to Windirstat
|Scanning time in seconds|
|Number of files||
|Scan your C drive
c:\users takes 18 gig
c:\users\Allan takes 16 gig
c:\users\Allan\AppData takes 5.1 gig
c:\users\Allan\AppData\Local takes 4.4 gig
c:\users\Allan\AppData\Local\Google takes 1.2 gig
WOW c:\users\Allan\AppData\Local\google\Googleearth takes 1.2 gig
WOW: c:\users\Allan\ApPData\Local\Google\GoogleEarth has 1 file that takes 1.2 gig
This is a prime candidate to Uninstall to save space
Print a directory list and file list of an entire disk or a list
Prints DLL and EXE version information
Prints AVI, MP3, MSI, WAV and MS-Office properties
Prints the file's attributes to a Printer, Text file, Clipboard, Excel (CSV) file, Excel program, HTML file or XML file
Print general file properties
Name, Size, Dates, Attributes (read only, hidden, archive), CRC checksum, Owner
Sample output files
Click here to see all of the file attributes than can be saved/printed: (screen shot)
Directory Report is a "What You See Is What You Get" WYSIWYG
All screens can be printed or saved to a file.
This allows you to view and print reports with files/directories that have names with international characters
Duplicate files are found by any combination of the same:
Name, Size, Cyclic Redundancy Checksum (CRC32) or Comparing byte by byte
Version 31 is 33% faster for finding duplicate files by comparing byte by byte
Directory Report can show you who the file's owner is
Useful info when you are searching for duplicate files on a network drive
The duplicate files search is multithreaded - making it
It uses multiple passes and many search optimizations which quickly eliminates non-duplicates
This will greatly speed up your search especially when scanning hundreds of thousands of files
Directory Report is the fastest duplicate file finder program
What sets Directory Report apart from all other duplicate file
When you find a duplicate file - you might not know if it is safe to delete.
Just right click the file and select: Display in Main Window
The file is displayed with all the other files in its folder - just like the MS Explorer
This way you will be assured that it is safe to delete it
You can select files to be used a duplicate filter
Thus only files which are duplicates to these filter files will be shown after scanning your root directories
This will save time in searching for duplicates in an entire disk
For example: Find all duplicates to files that are on my CD
You can speed up finding duplicates based on CRC by preloading
CRCs from a file.
This file will contain a list of files and their CRC
This is useful for files that never change (Example: CD or DVD)
The duplicate files search has been tested on drives containing
over 450,000 files and 140 gigabytes
The duplicate files result window is colored by groups to make it easier for you to process
Directory Report versus the competition (Scalability):
"NoClone works very fast with limited number of files, however, in enterprise context, the greatest challenge to NoClone is scalability problems."
Has no problem scaling to an enterprise context
Directory Report has been tested scanning 9 million files
Directory Report versus the competition:
|Features of trial program||NoClone Home Edition||Directory Report|
|Maximum no. of network path (LAN)||3||No limit|
|Maximum no. of files in a search||300,000||No limit|
|Features of trial program||AshiSoft||Directory Report|
|Maximum number of files to delete/move/copy||50||No limit|
|Features of program||AshiSoft||Directory Report|
|Directory Printer||Separate program||Included in same program|
|Duplicate Finder||Separate program||Included in same program|
How can you verify that two files on two computers (not
connected over a network) are identical?
Run Directory Report on both computers and generate the file's CRC
If the CRCs are identical and the sizes are identical, then the files are identical
CRC-32 is used by WinZip and WinRAR to verify files
Rename files based on MP3 tags (Screen Shot)
Rename files in batch instead of 1 at a time (Screen Shot)
Directory Report has everything a single function file rename
It has many options to change the front and the file extension
Feel confident by previewing the result
Change the owner of multiple files instead of 1 at a time
Change the created date, change the accessed date, and change the modified date of multiple files instead of 1 at a time (Screen Shot)
This feature is great for those of you who are developing
scripts that are date sensitive
This feature is also useful for correcting files with dates in the future or prehistoric dates
In every screen you can select two directories for comparison (Screen Shot)
The result will show:
If the file is identical
If the file is present in one directory and missing in another
The line in which they differ (ASCII mode)
The byte in which they differ (Binary mode)
You can also compare directories by computing their CRC checksum
Duplicate directories will have the same CRC checksum
In every screen you can select two files and compare them
The result will show:
Binary mode - shows the bytes in which they differ
ASCII mode - colors the differences side by side
In every screen you can select two files and compare their version information (screen shot)
All screens allow you to link a file to another name
This will only create a new directory entry but will not copy the file content
This allows you to create duplicate files without using any extra disk space
Directory Report is a powerful CRC checksum utility
Use CRC checksums to verify if two files are identical even if they are not on the same computer
Finds encrypted files and directories
Finds protected directories
Directory Report can find many hidden files when run as an
Many other programs do not have this capability.
You can load and save all program settings from/to a file
You can run Directory Report from a DOS command prompt followed
by a settings file.
Thus you can schedule Directory Report to run overnight when the network is free.
Example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\AMB Software\Directory Report\wDirReport.exe" "c:\temp\wdir.txt"
The main screen has a command: Print /
If set, this will automatically print all files in all directories to a file after all files are scanned.
This command is designed to be used when running Directory Report on the command line
You can narrow down the files scanned by filtering any combination of the following (Screen Shot)
Minimum / maximum
Minimum / maximum access date.
Minimum / maximum modification date.
Minimum / maximum size.
Date mismatch - creation date > (access date or modification date).
Any dates = zero. MS-Explorer displays this date as "(unknown)".
File has NTFS Streams
File is a system file
File is compressed
File is encrypted
File is archived
File is read only
File is hidden
One or many file name matching wildcards.
One or many file name exclude wildcards.
One or many directory exclusions.
One or many file owner matching wildcards
One or many file owner exclude wildcards
When you use the MS Explorer to copy files/directories, it only
shows you the progress of the current file.
This can be real painful when copying a huge amount of files (IE: a CD).
Especially when you are copying them over a network or slow medium.
The MS Explorer's estimated time to complete is very inaccurate.
You have no idea on how long a copy will take.
The copy_to feature shows you three progress controls:
The progress of the total number of bytes
The progress of the total number of files
The progress of the number of bytes of the current file
The copy_to's estimated time to complete is constantly recomputed
There are eight windows
Why buy separate programs for each feature when you can buy the
one program that does it all !!!
All of the above listed features are integrated together
Making Directory Report a very powerful tool
|Price of "Duplicate File Finder 2.0" - $29||Price of Directory Report - $25|
|Price of "Magic File Renamer Pro" - $30|
|Price of "Directory Printer 3.44" - $29|
|Total: $87||Directory Report saves you $62|
Directory Report was written by Allan Braun (AMB Software)
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For any questions about the program please contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org