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Sequoia View 1.3

by James 24 November 2008 2 Comments

Overview
Sequoia View is an innovative freeware program. It gives you the tools you need to analyze the files and folders on your hard disks and find those huge files that you forgot to delete.

Review

Sequoia View was recommended to me by the Dutch friends that continue to visit this blog. I postponed testing it for a while, and after giving it a go I must say that I regret that I didn’t try it earlier. 

The program was developed by the people at the Eindhoven University of Technology and was released for free. Basically the program offers you a graphic map of the files and folders on a hard disk.

Sequoia View screenshot 1

Sequoia View screenshot 1

As you might have guessed, bigger files are shown with bigger squares. You can choose to have different color squares, one color for each file type. The truly useful thing about Sequia View is the possibility to filter the files shown by size and by the file creation date, by the last time it was modified or accessed.

Sequoia View screenshot 2

Sequoia View screenshot 2

By using the filters you can easily find those large files that you haven’t accessed in a year. And that’s great! Imagine if you wanted to do something like this with Windows Explorer. I have four hard disk drives in my system, that would have taken me ages!

Version Tested

1.3

Author

Eindhoven University of Technology

Operating System

Windows All

Download link

Summary

 It’s an innovative program, offered for free.

Quite easy to use, even for a not very experienced user.

Does not work with Vista and non-Windows operating systems.

Rating

Verdict

Finding this program was a revelation. Thanks to my Dutch friends for pointing it out to me. This is definitely a freeware program to keep and to use!

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If you have any trouble with this software just leave a comment, I’ll help you out! If you know better free programs in the same category, please let me know!

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