Oversized and unnecessary or obsolete files, apps, and folders tend to pile up in our hard drives and external devices taking up a significant amount of our storage space. Large Files and Folders Finder+ can scan all your fixed and removable storage devices, Android phones and tablets, network drives, etc., and locate and list for you all the files and folders that exceed a maximum size you determine.
The program’s functionality couldn’t be more straightforward. Once launched, the app will show you all the storage devices attached to your computer for you to select the ones you want to the program to scan. You can also define the size above which a file or a folder will be considered “large” by the program. The scan process itself is lightning fast, listing in just a few seconds all the files and folders exceeding your size limits. The list tells you if the item is a file or a folder, its size, and its location. You can order the list by type, size, and path, and double-click on any item to open it in its original location or right-click on it to see the file management options available. These options include the possibility of deleting the file, moving it to a different location, and uninstalling it if it happens to be an app.
In this new version of Large Files and Folders Finder+, the program comes with Disks Watchdog, a standalone utility that works independently from the main program. When enabled, it’ll stay active in the background checking your disks’ used space, and ready to notify you (with the frequency of your choice) whenever the remaining space reaches the minimum size limit. It would be great if this excellent utility could be combined with a schedulable scan process that would look for new bulky files and folders automatically whenever the size limit has been reached. An enhancement to look for in the next version.
Large Files and Folders Finder+ is an extremely user-friendly tool that delivers everything it promises in a fast and highly efficient way. This free app is an excellent addition to anyone’s desktop – not only it won’t steal any meaningful resources from your system, but it will help you recover valuable storage space instead.