4. Find big files/folders

Disk Expert’s purpose is to help you to find “space eaters” – files and folders that occupy significant space on your Mac disk. There can be several big unused files or tons of small unused files on a disk.

To find large files and folders do the following:

  1. Select a volume.
  2. Click to scan it. You can also use the Cmd+S shortcut to start scanning.
  3. The scanning process can take from several seconds to ten minutes, depending on the number and volume of files and folders.

During the scanning process, you can see animated “ray” which means scanning process. Located files are displayed in sunburst diagram mode. During disk scan process your san sees files and folders size hovering mouse cursor on them.

Since the scan process is complete, Disk Expert shows files structure for the volume scanned.

The largest files and folders are displayed in the list of 25 biggest items on the right.

After the scan process is complete, you can navigate through the file structure.

Clicking on the center circle for scanned volume switches free space displaying mode – show file structure with free space or show file structure ignoring free space.

Clicking on a folder sector item opens that folder and you can see its content in detail. Click on the center element to switch one level up. Use the Command+O key shortcut to show the item in Finder.