FAQ – Disk Expert

01. What is the Disk Expert App?

Disk Expert is a disk space scanning, reporting and processing utility for Mac OS X. Disk Expert scans the volumes of your hard drive. It discovers the bulkiest content and generates a list of the largest files on the scanned volume. You can then the 25 largest files by collecting them in a special list from which you can copy or move them to other drives or even to the Trash.

02. What is the difference between Disk Expert and Disk Space Analyzer?

Disk Expert can do more than just supply you with detailed and accurate information you need to better understand and manage the contents of your hard drive. It provides you with a set of tools, enabling you to analyze and manage the disk space content.

03. What operating systems does Disk Expert run on?

Disk Expert is compatible with Mac OS X 10.8. and later.

04. I want to switch to Finder for a folder in Sun-Burst Diagram, is it possible?

Use “Reveal in Finder” context command (⌘O) or ⌘-click on a folder.

05. How can I get file or folder path?

Use “Copy Path” context command or “Open in Finder” command.

06. Can Disk Expert show my Dropbox folder?

Yes, you can scan Dropbox folder and any other folder as well.

07. Is it possible to search FileVault folders?

Yes, both applications – Disk Expert and Disk Space Analyzer delivers you the possibility to scan File Vault folders.

08. Is it possible to get detail information about item?

Use “Get Information” context command (⌘I) and read more

09. I use Finder “Get Information” command, and folder size is not the same Disk Expert displays, why?

Usually, Finder simplifies counting size for folders, especially for empty folders, Disk Expert counts that folders size. There are some other minor differences in counting folder size.

10. On my computer, there are hidden files that can't be revealed in Finder. Will DiskExpert help me?

Disk Expert does not display hidden and system files as they prohibited from move or delete. Otherwise you might damage your system. So Disk Expert’s job is just show you the “sector” for hidden and system items on particular level. If you are sure you want to handle those files you can use Funter app. The only you need is to turn “Show hidden files “ option.

11. Can Disk Expert be used on SDD on the new MacBook Air?

Yes it can. At the moment, the Disk Expert also supports HDD volumes, CD and DVD discs, removable USB drives, mounted DMG images and even folders with FileVault protection.


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