The main window has a clear and easy to use interface which is split into the file system tree and the list of scans (on the left) and the detailed view (on the right). You can, optionally, show other lists and charts on the right, which are described on the following slides.
In a separated line chart you can track the size development of the directory selected in the left tree. Optionally, you can also show the size increase (red) and size decrease (green) for each subfolder directly in the directory tree (on the left).
In the details view you will find a lot of valuable information about the disk usage like the folder size, the space wasted by the file system, the last access date, the NTFS compression rate and the owner. The list can be sorted by any column and more columns can easily be added using the context menu.
With the pie charts you will quickly get a good impression of the disk usage.
The charts can also be printed or copied to the clipboard.
An alternative graphical presentation is the bar chart. The appearance of the charts can be configured in many ways using the chart toolbar (2D / 3D mode, colors & design patterns, grid lines, zoom.)
The tree map is a hierarchical chart that is able to visualize the sizes of each subfolder (not only direct child folders) of a selected directory branch.
Optionally, the tree map can be switched to 3D mode.
The used disk space can be broken down into the file types. Filtering the file system tree on the left by certain file extensions will make it easy to find folders containing many files of the particular type.
The used disk space can also be grouped and filtered by users, in the same manner as the file types.
The Top 100 Files list provides an overview about the 100 largest files of a scanned file system.
Duplicate files can be identified by the MD5 checksum of their content or a combination of name, size and last change date. Redundant files in this list can be checked and deleted, moved or zipped directly.
It is also possible to analyze used disk space regarding the age of files.
A similar chart can visualize the size distribution.
Group scanned directories in "Containers". This allows analyses across drives, e.g. the search for duplicate files in all physical drives of a department or the whole company.
SpaceObServer examines how much disk space is occupied by Exchange mailboxes down to folder level: Mailboxes including all subfolders are analyzed and you can see which folders occupy plenty of disk space.
A flexible file search with many predefined searches allows filtering and listing files directly from the database.
You can filter files by pattern or extensions, search for very big files or files not changed in a long time, files of specific users or with certain file attributes.
Many aspects of SpaceObServer can be configured in the options dialog. Beside many view and export options you can configure the database connection and the properties of the scan service here.
You can easily schedule scans, configure scan options and see the state of active scans.